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Saturday, June 25, 2011
America vs. Socialism vs. the Family
The professor then said, "OK, we will have an experiment in this class on that plan"..
All grades would be averaged and everyone would receive the same grade so no one would fail and no one would receive an A....
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.
All failed, to their great surprise, 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.
Could not be any simpler than that.
Socialism has been tried within the family unit and it never works! When parents decide to become a "government" entity and hand out anything the child wants without requirements, goals, restrictions, achievement levels or demanding a work ethic within the home....the child ultimately begins to feel "entitled" to everything the parent has without reservations. The child becomes spoiled and demands even more. The parent feels overworked, frustrated and burnt out with the child. When the teen years hit and the arguing mounts - hurt feeling, broken relationships and rebellion are able to destroy what once was a loving family.
There is no place for Socialism within the family unit. Your job is to train your child, become his mentor and earn his respect. Those three traits will build a strong relationship that will last a lifetime.
God loves you,