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Political Philosophies explained in simple"Two Cow" terms

Socialisim- you have two cows. You keep one and give one to your neighbor.

Communism-You have 2 cows.The government takes them both and provides you with milk.

Fascism- You have 2 cows.The government takes them and sells you the milk.

Bureaucracy- You have 2 cows.The government takes them both,shoots one,milks the other,pays you for the milk,and pours it down the drain.

Capitalism-You have 2 cows.You sell one and buy a bull.

Corporate- You have 2 cows. You sell one,force the other to produce the milk of 4 cows and act suprised when it drops dead.

Democracy- You have 2 cows.The government taxes you to the point that you must sell them both in order to support a man in a foreign country who has only one cow which was a gift from your government.

Thought this was "cute" saw it on another site.

-- renee oneill{md.} (, March 15, 2001


and how TRUE!!!! I copied it... Thanks for lightening my day!!!!

-- Sue Diederich (, March 15, 2001.

Now the question is which one would most people like to live?

-- Tom (, March 15, 2001.

I think i'll choose the democracy. If anyone locates one, let me know.Please note our recent presidential election proves we're no democracy. A lot of political theories look great on paper. It's when people start interpreting these theories that we run into trouble, but that's human nature I guess.

-- jz (, March 15, 2001.

The American version of democracy may not be pretty, but it has worked for over 200 years. What other country can say that?

-- Ken S. in WC TN (, March 16, 2001.

Ken - Depends what you mean by "worked". Democracy as we know it now has evolved to a point that the elements of bureaucracy, capitalism and corporations are the driving forces. Few could argue that the electoral system is not a joke at this point.

-- David C (, March 16, 2001.

Ken, what do you mean, "worked for over 200 years?" When did it stop working? What's your opinion on the critical date? Surely not 1976 or 1963?

-- Bob in Ohio (, March 16, 2001.

The problem I see with our two political parties is that the Democrats take our money, and waste it under the guise of giving it to the people.

The Republicans take our money after saying they won't, and waste it on special interests.

We need a 3RD PARTY!

How about the Homestead party?

-- Rick K (, March 16, 2001.

"...and to the 'REPUBLIC' for which it stands..."

-- The Action Dude (, March 16, 2001.

" nation under THE MAJORITY indivisable..." (Do you like that better?) tongue-in-cheek...

-- The Action Dude (, March 16, 2001.

As members of "The American Homestead Party", we hereby commit ourselves to the following: To respect the freedom and dignity of each person as the basis,focus and goal of all metaphysics and morals. To take personal responsibility for changing conditions,rather than look to the state or other institutions. To promote a society that would encourage efforts such as family farms,rural and urban land trusts,worker ownership and management of small factories,homesteading projects,crafting and appropriate technology. Which would allow for the rediscovery of the proper meaning of our labor and/or true bonds with the land, where people will rely on the fruits of their own toil and labor;associations of mutuality;and a sense of fairness to resolve conflicts. To promote a government system that would protect the nation from foreign invasion,administer justice as the last resort in connection with personal injury,contract disputes & violence and for certain public works,a government where supreme power rests in all the citizens entitled to vote & is exercised by representatives elected,directly or indirectly,by them and responsible to them. Thats about all I have been able to come up with so far any other suggestions?

-- Tom (, March 16, 2001.

Wow, Tom that's great. Count me in as long as Ross Perot isn't the party leader. He spreads the fertilizer to thick!!

-- Vickie Allen (, March 21, 2001.

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