THE LADY AND THE SNAKE
by Beth Schoeneberg
May 21, 2013
The old fable regarding the lady and the snake came to my mind recently as I was sifting through all the threats, lies and rhetoric of our DC Occupiers.
Sequester – fiscal cliff – threats of banning all guns – drones used against American citizens… Are these elected officials not truly “snakes in the grass” ready to hiss and bite at every turn?!
Boehner gets tough and tells the Senate to get off their Ass (his words not mine). I have to chuckle because had they (all of them) been working as they should – we wouldn’t be hanging on a fiscal cliff or dealing with sequestration….
Nancy Pelosi believes their jobs have a certain dignity about them (I’m typing this with my nose in the air) and therefore if sequester happens they should not have to suffer a pay cut. Of course my reply to her is WHAT DIGNITY? They are the reason we have a $16 Trillion dollar debt and severely weakened nation! They have lined their pockets while the American people have lost jobs and this nation has lost manufacturers. These are not deeds of dignity but actions of greedy men and women.
Maxine Waters explains to the American people that sequestration will cost us 170,000,000 jobs – BUT Maxine, we only have 140,000,000 jobs --- “Are you scratching your head too?”
We have Senator Feinstein who is hell-bent on taking away guns and “making America safer,” so-much-so, she ignores data and statistics that explain more gun control and more restrictions do not and will not reduce crime. YET – she presses on to take away the Peoples’ Second Amendment.
President Obama released jailed immigrants… because of the inevitable budget cuts to come… (I feel safer… don’t you?) AND as he shuts down the Whitehouse visits due to sequestration cuts, yet he give Egypt $190 million.
Are you following my parallel to this fable yet?
We The People – have been lulled into believing many falsehoods. We allow these DC Occupiers as well as our own State Occupiers to threaten and bully us into a “safer” nation. We stand by while they force national healthcare on us, knowing without a doubt this TAX will break us and will certainly not bring affordable or improved (efficient) healthcare for all. We remain patient as they debate gun restrictions and banning… (ok, we haven’t all been so patient – many are rallying). We listen to their threats and laugh as their mathematic equations don’t add up – YET they continue as if we are totally stupid – while we are Zombified by it all.
Did you know that the amount sequestered is only 2% across the board… there isn’t one department that should suffer greatly with a reduction of 2% - $85 billion from $3.5 trillion… isn’t a huge amount… BUT the threats continue and the scare tactics linger as We The People are told “The sky is falling!!” (I know, another child’s fable…)
The liberals of this nation have been quite busy and quite focused as they “progress” with their socialist agenda in this nation. The Conservative-Republic has compromised to appease, and we trusted those we elected to do as they campaigned to do… but… each campaign – each election seems to once again voice the same promises regarding the same issues critical to this nation. Debt, loss of jobs, over taxation, U.N. intrusions, loss of American productivity and a constant redefining of our Constitution and Bill of Rights. If these “Occupiers” were in truth going to FIX what ails this nation, shouldn’t we be seeing an improvement? Be sure that both Republicans & Democrats hold the blame to our debt, loss of jobs, over taxation, etc…
We elect them on their promises and then … they bite us! Just like the snake and the lady. She trusted him, believed his words, admired his beautiful markings; but in the end he was still a venomous viper and he bit her.
We vote for career politicians, believe their campaign promises, make jokes about their dishonestly, watch as they legislate our liberties away… listen to them apologize for this nation and wonder why we now see our nation weakened and poisoned by liberal-socialistic-progressive ways.
THE LADY AND THE SNAKE
A young girl was trudging along a mountain path, trying to reach her grandmother's house. It was bitter cold, and the wind cut like a knife. When she was within sight of her destination, she heard a rustle at her feet.
down, she saw a snake. Before she could move, the snake spoke to her.
He said, "I am about to die. It is too cold for me up here, and I am freezing.
There is no food in these mountains, and I am starving.
Please put me under your coat and take me with you."
"No," replied the girl. "I know your kind. You are a rattlesnake.
If I pick you up, you will bite me, and your bite is poisonous."
"No, no," said the snake. "If you help me, you will be my best friend.
I will treat you differently."
little girl sat down on a rock for a moment to rest and think things
She looked at the beautiful markings on the snake and had to admit that it was the most beautiful snake she had ever seen.
Suddenly, she said, "I believe you. I will save you.
All living things deserve to be treated with kindness."
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little girl reached over, put the snake gently under her coat and
proceeded toward her grandmother's house.
Within a moment, she felt a sharp pain in her side.
The snake had bitten her.
"How could you do this to me?" she cried. "
You promised that you would not bite me, and I trusted you!"
"You knew what I was when you picked me up," hissed the snake as he slithered away.
This fable has a lesson in it. I don’t want to be a person whose heart doesn’t trust or have sympathy BUT commonsense tells me (and you) that a snake is a snake and you cannot trust a politician… I MEAN A SNAKE!
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