October 22, 2020

Gen Z Conservative

The thoughts of a young conservative on political issues relevant to all ages

are you a republican

Are You a Republican?

Introduction to Finding out “Are You a Republican”:

Earlier this week I read a great post online that perfectly summed up how to answer the question “are you a Republican or Democrat?” I’m not sure whether the story is true or not, but it is certainly instructive and entertaining. In that respect, it is similar to the “Why Tax Cuts are Good for All Story” that I published not too long ago. Both are just stories, but both also are great ways to make a point. I hope you enjoy this story and can answer the question “are you a Republican” after reading it!

The “Are You a Republican” Story:

“My neighbors aren’t speaking to me anymore.

Recently, while I was working in the flower beds in my front yard, my neighbors stopped to chat as they returned home from walking their dog. During our friendly conversation, I asked their little girl what she wanted to be when she grew up. She said that she wanted to be president someday.

Both of her parents, Democratic Party members, were standing there. So, I asked her ‘if you were president, then what would be the first thing you would do?’ She replied that she would like to give food and houses to all the homeless people so that they would no longer suffer. As she said that, her parents beamed with pride.

‘Wow…what a worthy goal!’ I exclaimed. ‘But…’ I said, ‘you don’t have to wait until you are the president to do that. You can start on it right now!’

She didn’t understand and asked what I meant. So I told her, ‘You can come over to my house tomorrow and mow the lawn, pull the weeds, and trim my hedges. I’ll pay you $50 if you do a good job. Then, you can go over to that grocery store where the homeless guy hangs out and give him $50 for food and shelter.’

She thought my offer over for a few seconds before replying ‘why doesn’t the homeless guy just come over and do the work and you can pay him $50?’ I said, ‘are you a Republican? Because if not, welcome to the Republican Party.’

Needless to say, her leftist parents aren’t speaking to me anymore.”

Analysis:

I think this “are you a Republican” story is one that every parent needs to teach their children. It’s not propaganda that mindlessly reinforces liberal lessons, like most kids’ books; it is instead an easy to understand story about the differences between Republicans and Democrats. In the story, the girl says she believes in hard work. That’s a Republican mindset. But, the girl very well could have said that she was ok with working to feed the homeless man. That’s the spirit of communism, or in other words, the Democrat mindset.

The problem is that that Democrat mindset isn’t human nature. We work hard so that we can earn money to spend on things we like and need (and, if you’re smart, save and invest). That’s capitalism and it works far better because it fits with human nature.

In politics, it can be hard to remember that the money you are spending is someone else’s money. When spending it on the legitimate purposes of government, like upgrading national defense through developing lasers for fighter jets, that spending is okay. It is well spent money that produces benefits for everyone.

On the other hand, welfare spending is the worst type of spending; it, exemplified by AOC’s taxes for socialism, is a way to steal from the successful to subsidize the lives of the unsuccessful. That is immoral and ridiculous. The virtue of capitalism is that it is consensual, and, as John Galt says in quote about justice, at root a just system that rewards those with ability that offer value to society.

Socialism, on the other hand, is an ideology of envy that rewards those who are best as shamelessly stealing others’ money. Democrats are socialists now that the Democratic Party is a mess, and Republicans are capitalists. They have been since the Gilded Age, as I discussed in my review of The Republic for which It Stands.

So, are you a Republican? Do you believe in hard work and the magic formula of economic success? Or are you a Democrat? A socialist that explains away the mass murderers of the past as “not real socialists” while calling for huge taxes to pay for your government programs? My guess is that you are a Republican.

By: Gen Z Conservative


Reference Links:

Why Tax Cuts are Good for All: https://genzconservative.com/why-tax-cuts-are-good-for-all/

The Magic Formula of Economic Success: https://genzconservative.com/the-magic-formula-of-economic-success/

Republicans have been capitalists since the Gilded Age: https://genzconservative.com/the-best-book-about-the-gilded-age/

Buy The Republic for which it Stands to find that out for yourself: https://amzn.to/2XA3Lib

Socialism is an ideology of envy: https://genzconservative.com/winston-churchill-socialism-quote/

John Galt’s quote about justice: https://genzconservative.com/john-galt-justice-quote/

AOC’s taxes for socialism: https://genzconservative.com/aocs-taxes-for-socialism-meme/

The virtue of capitalism is that it is just and consensual: https://genzconservative.com/the-virtue-of-capitalism/

Republicans should know the importance of investing and saving: https://genzconservative.com/the-importance-of-investing/

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