This gently explains the difference in thinking between people with opposite outlooks. A young woman was about to finish her first year of college. Like so many others her age, she considered herself to be very liberal, and among other liberal ideals, was very much in favor of higher taxes to support more government programs, in other words redistribution of wealth.
She was deeply ashamed that her father was a rather staunch conservative, a feeling she openly expressed.
Based on the lectures that she had participated in, and the occasional chat with a professor, she felt that her father had for years harbored an evil, selfish desire to keep what he thought should be his. One day she was challenging her father on his opposition to higher taxes on the rich and the need for more government programs.The self-professed objectivity proclaimed by her professors had to be the truth and she indicated so to her father.
He responded by asking how she was doing in school.
Taken aback, she answered rather haughtily that she had a 4.0 GPA, and let him know that it was tough to maintain, insisting that she was taking a very difficult course load and was constantly studying, which left her no time to go out and party like other people she knew. She didn’t even have time for a boyfriend, and didn’t really have many college friends because she spent all her time studying.
Her father listened and then asked, “How is your friend Audrey doing?” She replied, “Audrey is barely getting by.All she takes are easy classes, she never studies and she barely has a 2.0 GPA.She is so popular on campus; college for her is a blast.She’s always invited to all the parties and lots of times she doesn’t even show up for classes because she’s too hung over.
“Her wise father asked his daughter, “Why don’t you go to the Dean’s office and ask him to deduct 1.0 off your GPA and give it to your friend who only has a 2 .0. That way you will both have a 3.0 GPA and certainly that would be a fair and equal distribution of GPA.” The daughter, visibly shocked by her father’s suggestion, angrily fired back, “That’s a crazy idea, and how would that be fair! I’ve worked really hard for my grades! I’ve invested a lot of time, and a lot of hard work! Audrey has done next to nothing toward her degree. She played while I worked my tail off!”
The father slowly smiled, winked and said gently, “Welcome to the conservative side of the fence. “If you ever wondered what side of the fence you sit on, this is a great test!
· If a conservative doesn’t like guns, he doesn’t buy one. If a liberal doesn’t like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.
If a conservative is a vegetarian, he doesn’t eat meat. If a liberal is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.
· If a conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation. A liberal wonders who is going to take care of him.
· If a conservative doesn’t like a talk show host, he switches channels. Liberals demand that those they don’t like be shut down.
· If a conservative is a non-believer, he doesn’t go to church. A liberal non-believer wants any mention of God and Jesus silenced.
· If a conservative decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it. A liberal demands that the rest of us pay for his.
My wife loves to watch the Five at five o’clock on Fox. Four conservative and one liberal rehash the news of the day. At least that seems to be the mission statement. I watch with my wife of 46 years because she is my wife of 46 years, but it is boring. I am a Chemical Engineering by formal education. I practiced as a Chemical Engineer for most of my adult life and all of my business life has been about solving problems. I love problems and I love either trying to solve them or hearing about solutions.
It is time for us to demand solutions from our elected representatives and industry leaders. I am not blaming anyone here because we the public are probably the biggest source of problems. We always want something for nothing. People smarter than me have said many times that you get what you pay for and I have yet to set them proven wrong in 67 years.
This article is the beginning of a series of articles which will address a number of problems. To begin with I will look at the big current topics just so that you get a feel for me and my viewpoint on life. Later articles will focus in on the EPA and Environmental issues where I actually might know sometimes and my comments will be more than just opinion.
First up: Immigration and Amnesty.
If I understand amnesty as it has been presented in the main stream media, then any of the 5 to 10 million illegal aliens currently in the USA will be given a free pass around all the paperwork and fees associated with legal immigration. Where does that leave the thousands legal applicants who are either here legally on visas and are upgrading their status to citizen or are patiently waiting in their home country for the approval of their application by Immigration Services. This of course if after payment of the approximately $800 application fee and completion of the application and possibly passing of the entrance exam. What makes the illegal immigrants so special. The only thing that I have seen that is special is the lack of health screening of the thousands of illegal children which overwhelmed our facilities in 2014. This resulting the spreading of a virus, sourced in Honduras, to which our children are not immune. Some horrible tragedies happened with school children who were in contact with the Honduran illegal immigrant children which our federal government spread throughout our 50 states without the permission or notification to the respective state governments, all in 2014. The problem is processing the illegal immigrants which is cast as inhumane anti-minority by our media and the Democrats. Here are some solutions: return all minors to their respective embassies or consolates. Let their embassies prove that they have legal relatives in the USA and process the associated immigration paperwork on behalf of their citizens. Adult illegals should be deported and told to enter the queue as millions have before them. If this is too heartless, then return them to their embassies for health and background screening. After that is complete then they can be given special work permits which require that they enter the legal immigration queue or they will be deported. Why is this so difficult? Follow the rules which have worked for decades.
Second up: Keystone Pipeline.
I do not understand the arguments against this project as presented by the media and politicians. Is anyone arguing that trains and trucks are safer for the environment than pipelines? Do any of these people realize how many pipelines we already have in the USA? There is no common sense to this issue whatsoever. The actual path of the pipeline could have been resolved in a couple of months not years. Originally I thought that the only reason for opposing this project that I can fathom is one of overall increased world oil utilization and green house gas measurements. Perhaps a second reason is the investment Mr. Waren Buffett has in the train system which currently moves some of the oil that would move by the proposed pipeline. Every quarter delayed, more train revenue for Mr. Warren Buffett, a staunch Obama supporter.
Third Up: China Green House Deal
Let’s call this one, letting China catch up and pass the rest of the developed world. I cannot believe that Germany, Russia, Japan and other European countries agree with this. We all cut back and China gets a free pass strategy. Amazing.
Fourth Up: Transparency
We rejected George Bush One because of the “read my lips” incident. I am certain that George Bush did not believe that he was going to go back on his promise not to increase taxes. The man was as straightforward and honest as any President in modern history. But Clinton and the second George Bush seem to skirt the truth too often for my liking. Say nothing, but do not lie or mislead me. Our current President seems to have no relationship with the truth whatsoever and I could only wish that lying was an impeachable offense.
That set’s the stage, not on with something that is more than political opinion…
Everyone needs to read the following posts:
Back in August we got our panties in a twist over illegal immigration. Child abuse and profiling and PC ran rampant. We allowed a large number of children to illegally immigrate (define children is 18 or younger, although many pictures of these children showed older teenagers etc.) and then our government decided to spread them throughout our country.
We did not put these immigrants those established quarantine and health screening as was previously the practice in places like Ellis Island. Now I understand that Ellis Island was no vacation, but the purpose was to identify the immigrants and prevent the spread of disease throughout the USA.
The result: 472 cases of respiratory infection throughout 41 states and the District of Columbia. It is my personal opinion that the is a monstrous understatement. Furthermore there is a version of the virus which causes polio like paralysis and also being treated in numerous states.
We know where it is coming from: Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.
I am not a constitutional lawyer, but isn’t it somewhere in the Constitution or Bill of Rights or whatever that the President can not willfully do harm to the population of the USA. Perhaps he will just claim stupidity and blame it on someone else like every other of the dozens of complete clusterf**ks since the beginning of his unqualified ascendency to President of this once proud nation.
The fourth rule is: Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules. You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity.
The fourth rule carries within it the fifth rule: Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counterattack ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, who then react to your advantage.
The sixth rule is: A good tactic is one that your people enjoy. If your people are not having a ball doing it, there is something very wrong with the tactic.
The seventh rule: A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag. Man can sustain militant interest in any issue for only a limited time, after which it becomes a ritualistic commitment, like going to church on Sunday mornings.
The eighth rule: Keep the pressure on, with different tactics and actions, and utilize all events of the period for your purpose.
The ninth rule: The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.
The tenth rule: The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition. It is this unceasing pressure that results in the reactions from the opposition that are essential for the success of the campaign.
The eleventh rule is: If you push a negative hard and deep enough it will break through into its counterside; this is based on the principle that every positive has its negative.
The twelfth rule: The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative. You cannot risk being trapped by the enemy in his sudden agreement with your demand and saying “You’re right — we don’t know what to do about this issue. Now you tell us.”
The thirteenth rule: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.
Read more at http://www.snopes.com/politics/quotes/alinsky.asp#3cfoDTKHKkwAZ4hl.99
Born: Saul David Alinsky, January 30, 1909, Chicago, Illinois
Died: June 12, 1972, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California
Occupation: Community organizer, writer, political activist, socialist democrat.
Notable works: Reveille for Radicals (1946); Rules for Radicals (1971)
Saul David Alinsky (January 30, 1909-June 12, 1972) was an American community organizer and writer. He is generally considered to be the founder of modern community organizing. He is often noted for his book Rules for Radicals. From that book here are Saul’s thoughts on how to create a social state:
There are 8 levels of control that must be obtained before you are able to create a social state. The first is the most important.
1) Healthcare – Control healthcare and you control the people
2) Poverty – Increase the Poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live.
3) Debt – Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.
4) Gun Control – Remove the ability to defend themselves from the Government. That way you are able to create a police state.
5) Welfare – Take control of every aspect of their lives (Food, Housing, and Income)
6) Education – Take control of what people read and listen to – take control of what children learn in school.
7) Religion – Remove the belief in God from the Government and schools.
8) Class Warfare – Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to take (Tax) the wealthy with the support of the poor.
“My accomplishments as Secretary of State? Well, I’m glad you asked! My proudest accomplishment in which I take the most pride, mostly because of the opposition it faced early on, you know… the remnants of prior situations and mindsets that were too narrowly focused in a manner whereby they may have overlooked the bigger picture and we didn’t do that and I’m proud of that. Very proud. I would say that’s a major accomplishment.”
This lady not only was our Secretary of State but may be the next President. Please sanity where are you?
– Hillary Clinton 11 March 2014
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