I heard this story yesterday and while I am not sure if it is true or not, I loved it and wanted to share it with all of you.
A 7-year-old girl was standing on the front lawn of her downtown Toronto house with her two very politically active NDP-supporting parents. A neighbour walks over and is chatting with the parents when he looks down to the girl and asks;
Neighbour: “What do you want to be when you grow up?”
Girl: “I want to be Prime Mnister.”
Neighbour: “WOW. Why?”
Girl: “So that every Canadian will have a home to live in, plenty of food to eat and money to buy whatever they need.”
Parents are beaming right now. They’ve taught their daughter well.
Neighbour: “That’s great! But why wait until you are older. Why not help out now? I have some yard work that needs to be done. Come to my home, help me in the yard and I will give you $50.00. You can then take that money, and we’ll go to the grocery store, and we can use that mney to buy food for the homeless and then we can give the food out to them.”
Girl thinks about it.
Girl then asks: “Why don’t the homeless people just go clean your yard and you can pay them, and they can buy their own food?!?”
The neighbour turned to the parents and said, “Welcome to Conservatism!”
Apparently the neighbours have never spoken again since.
See folks… Kids get it.