Senator Barack Obama recently told an adorable story about how
he shared his peanut butter sandwich with a friend when he was
in fourth grade. His adoring fans then laughed on cue when he
said, “I guess that’s why they call me a re-distributionist!”
The problem with his amusing childhood tale is that it is not
at all an accurate analogy for what he wants to impose on our
country. Let’s try this instead:
When I was in fourth grade, I walked up to a kid at the
next lunch table and demanded his peanut butter sandwich. He
agreed, because I threatened him, and then I gave that sandwich
to my friend.
I think it’s wonderful to share your own peanut butter sandwich
with a friend … or even a stranger! I am teaching my daughter
to share every day. However, I am not teaching her to reach
into a friend’s toy box and take a truck home in order to give
it to another friend who she thinks needs it more.
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