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NateR 06-04-2012 10:18 PM

BLOG: Some Interesting Reading
From Matt's blog:


Sorry about the delay, I've been helping Mark in the field and been traveling a lot as well. I got a couple of interesting emails that I wanted to share with everyone.

The first article is one that really hits close to home for me:
Rural kids, parents angry about Labor Dept. rule banning farm chores

I wouldn't be the person I am without working on the farm and I think it's totally ridiculous that the federal government would try to do this. I think kids need to learn the value of hard work as early in life as possible and this kind of law would just encourage the entitlement mentality that many young people are taking with them into adulthood. The attitude that we deserve to have everything handed to us for free without working for it is one of the reasons that I believe this country is going downhill so fast. Fortunately, the proposal was withdrawn because of public outrage; but that doesn't mean that this administration isn't going to try again.

This next email is just a cool story. Even though I have no idea if this really happened or not, I still think it's an excellent illustration of the real consequences of socialism:


An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had recently failed an entire class. That class had insisted that Obama's socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer.

The professor then said, "OK, we will have an experiment in this class on Obama's plan". All grades will be averaged and everyone will receive the same grade so no one will fail and no one will receive an A.... (substituting grades for dollars - something closer to home and more readily understood by all).

After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B. The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy. As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied little..

The second test average was a D! No one was happy. When the 3rd test rolled around, the average was an F. As the tests proceeded, the scores never increased as bickering, blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else. To their great surprise, ALL FAILED and the professor told them that socialism would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great, but when government takes all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed. It could not be any simpler than that.

Remember, there IS a test coming up. The 2012 elections.

These are possibly the 5 best sentences you'll ever read and all applicable to this experiment:
1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.
2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!
5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation.
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