You are a Liberal If… and words from Goldwyn

In a letter to the editor in the Columbus Enquirer Richard Cawthorne of Ellerslie (Ga.) shared his ideas of liberals in an article titled “You’re a liberal if.” Let me pass his thoughts along to you today.

You are a liberal if:

• If during the Civil Rights era you wanted innocent people to just bow down and get punished because of wrongs that happened decades ago that they did not commit you’re a liberal.

• If during the Vietnam War you participated in or supported violent protest against this country that helped the enemy then you’re a liberal.

• If you think that unions and government regulations aren’t responsible for driving millions of jobs overseas then you’re a liberal.

• If you are too ignorant to understand how capitalism works and is fair for all who are willing to work hard then you’re a liberal.

• If you don’t believe that the educational standards have been lowered so that everyone can pass you’re a liberal.

• If you think that it is perfectly alright for the “right” people to disregard our immigration laws and flood across our borders you are a liberal.

• If you think that you know more than God and find it perfectly acceptable for two perverts to marry each other you’re a liberal.

• And last but not least, if you believe that the way to make life “fair” for everyone is to confiscate money from the hard working and redistribute it to the lazy, or if you have had some college courses and now think you’re the most intelligent being on the planet then you are a liberal.

Most of what Richard writes is very true in my opinion and worth repeating.

The Hollywood mogul Samuel Goldwyn is credited with a number of linguistic innovations that I would like to share with you today also. Here are a few of them.

• Anybody who goes to see a psychiatrist ought to have his head examined.

• In two words: impossible.

• I read part of it all the way through.

• I’ll write you a blanket check.

• I don’t think that anybody should write his autobiography until after he’s dead.

• A verbal contract isn’t worth the paper it’s written on.

• I want to make a picture about the Russian secret police – the G.O.P.

• That’s the trouble with directors. Always biting the hand that lays the golden egg.

• Include me out.

A story is told about a man who had just arrived in heaven. Attracted by a large crowd he asked what was going on. “Oh, its show and tell time,” someone answered. He was asked if he had anything to share. “Why sure. I’ll tell about the big flood we had back in 1889 when I was a boy in Pennsylvania,” he responded. “That will be fine, but remember that Noah will be in the audience,” he was told.

Finally for this week, it has been said that every generation of Americans have wanted more material wealth and more luxury for the next generation. It seems that the time has come when we must hope our children and grandchildren will want from life more than just material success.

Everyone must have enough success to ensure that there is a roof over their head, sufficient clothing for their bodies, enough food to eat and some recreational opportunities. However, if our nation is to survive for another two hundred plus years many Americans must change their way of life.