Making a Difference -- One Person at a Time
I have to confess that I sympathize with college-age kids who are concerned about the tepid economy, greedy bankers, and the prospect of trying to pay back massive student loans in a bleak job market. Not to mention the astronomic national debt they will inherit.
College students (and others) are increasingly susceptible to the destructive and divisive teachings they often hear on America’s campuses and in the mainstream media.
Have you ever wondered what to say to these young people?
They are emotionally and intellectually engaged.
In fact, our whole country is in the middle of a great struggle that will determine the future of liberty in America And we are liberty's advocates.
We have an opportunity to build bridges and to discuss important principles, starting in our own families. Mealtime can be an important time to share ideas. Our children need to be prepared to preserve the Constitution and the liberty its principles establish.
I believe this 2 1/2 minute video gives a helpful framework for discussion. Rather than dividing society into the 1% and the 99%, it explains the situation in terms of "makers" and "takers."
"The trouble with Socialism is, sooner or later you run out of other people's money."
"A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own."
For Family Discussion:
What is the difference between a "maker" and a "taker?"
How do you like it when people take your things without your consent?
Can freedom survive in a nation of "takers?"
How can we become better "makers?"