The Teenagers Have Taken Over
Today, we do not have leaders who act as parents, but as irresponsible teenagers. Today’s politicians like Barack Obama, Harry Reid, et al govern like teenagers. They spend without giving a heed to how much money they have to spend. They govern like teenagers.
We must ask ourselves, “how did this happen?” How did we go from “the greatest generation” to a generation that wants as much free stuff as possible and wants a government to dictate everything to them? Schools.
You see, before 1960, everyone was everyone else’s parent. Everyone looked out for everybody, and when World War I and II came about we put aside the problems and bickering and fought Germany and Japan. We learned to come together. We worked through the depression and poverty to rise up to be the greatest and most powerful nation on the face of the Earth. We came together because we looked out for each other.
In the early 1960’s that philosophy started to change. We stopped saying the pledge of allegiance school and started pushing for more government programs. We pushed for more spending. We started pushing for more government.
The leaders of today are the exact results of what started in 1960. Instead of everyone looking out for everyone, instead of everyone being a parent, we have seen the parties split. The Republicans remain the parents as they were before. The Republicans ask “If we extend the debt limit, you have to show us that you have a plan to cut spending long-term” The Democrats haven’t. The Democrats are the teenagers in this relationship. In another analogy, the parent says that they will give the teenager money as long as the teenager can pay it back. That’s not what Democrats are doing today. They are spending more than they can pay back and they know it. The Democrats of today are the result of those ideals in the 60’s.
Democrats are like teenagers. They only think of the present. Republicans and Democrats are like the fable of the Ant and the Grasshopper:
Once there lived an ant and a grasshopper in a grassy meadow.
All day long the ant would work hard, collecting grains of wheat from the farmer’s field far away. She would hurry to the field every morning, as soon as it was light enough to see by, and toil back with a heavy gr
ain of wheat balanced on her head. She would put the grain of wheat carefully away in her larder, and then hurry back to the field for another one. All day long she would work, without stop or rest, scurrying back and forth from the field, collecting the grains of wheat and storing them carefully in her larder.
The grasshopper would look at her and laugh. ‘Why do you work so hard, dear ant?’ he would say. ‘Come, rest awhile, listen to my song. Summer is here, the days are long and bright. Why waste the sunshine in labour and toil?’
The ant would ignore him, and head bent, would just hurry to the field a little faster. This would make the grasshopper laugh even louder. ‘What a silly little ant you are!’ he would call after her. ‘Come, come and dance with me! Forget about work! Enjoy the summer! Live a little!’ And the grasshopper would hop away across the meadow, singing and dancing merrily.
Summer faded into autumn, and autumn turned into winter. The sun was hardly seen, and the days were short and grey, the nights long and dark. It became freezing cold, and snow began to fall.
The grasshopper didn’t feel like singing any more. He was cold and hungry.
He had nowhere to shelter from the snow, and nothing to eat. The meadow and the farmer’s field were covered in snow, and there was no food to be had. ‘Oh what shall I do? Where shall I go?’ wailed the grasshopper. Suddenly he remembered the ant. ‘Ah – I shall go to the ant and ask her for food and shelter!’ declared the grasshopper, perking up. So off he went to the ant’s house and knocked at her door. ‘Hello ant!’ he cried cheerfully. ‘Here I am, to sing for you, as I warm myself by your fire, while you get me some food from that larder of yours!’
The ant looked at the grasshopper and said, ‘All summer long I worked hard while you made fun of me, and sang and danced. You should have thought of winter then! Find somewhere else to sing, grasshopper! There is no warmth or food for you here!’ And the ant shut the door in the grasshopper’s face.
It is wise to worry about tomorrow today.
This is the situation we find ourselves in today. Republicans know we have to make a change. We have to cut back on spending and lower our debt. However, that’s going to include some tough decisions. Entitlement programs are bankrupting us. We have to fix them. That might mean some hard decisions. Fact is, we, Republicans, are the ants. We are trying to prepare and look to the future to make sure our country goes on.
What to the Democrats care about? Just today.
Let’s talk again why Democrats are like teenagers. When it comes to things like birth control and contraceptives, Democrats are like teenagers. They want to go out and have all the sex they want and be able to get free birth control from the government. NO, no. Live within your means, Democrats. Live with your consequences, Democrats! If you’re going to have sex, get protection first. Don’t ask the government to get it for you. Get it for yourself! If you are unable to get the unnecessary protection, don’t have sex.
Now, do you see Republicans lobbying for free government birth control? No! Because in this relationship, Republicans are like the parents. We have to be. Someone has to stop these out of control teenagers in charge on the White House. However, this hurts our image. Democrats are trying to paint us as people who just don’t “get with it”. Sorry if we don’t want to “get with” bankrupting our nation.
Republicans don’t want to have to be the parents, but if Democrats are going to act like teenagers, someone has to look our for the future of our nation. In short, I have one thing to say to Democrats, “Grow up”.