Merry Christmas!

December 21, 2013

It's Christmas time. I love this time of year. It's the time of year when my Democrat opponent likes to wish his friends and followers a "Happy Santa Day". Yeah, I know, seriously?

Anyway, there's no question that Santa is a popular guy, giving away presents to all the good little boys and girls. But if you stop and think about it, Santa has the easy job. All he does is give away toys he didn't create, using wealth he didn't earn. It's those little elves who have the hard job. They're the ones who have to work all year long to make the toys that Santa then gets the credit for.

It reminds me a little of the Democrat Party which too often tries to get the credit for giving away gifts using wealth that they did not create and money that they did not earn, all the while forgetting that it is the taxpayers working all year long who make it all possible.

It's been said that the easiest thing you can do in life is to be a liberal, because all you have to do is care. You don't actually have to do anything. But if you want to know the difference between a liberal and a conservative, then let me put it this way. If you were to fall into a well, a liberal would throw you a life-preserver and call it compassion. But a conservative would throw you a rope, so you can get out.

It's really easy to criticize trickle-down economics, to accuse those who make a profit of being greedy, and to demonize the "one percent", saying "Haven't you made enough?" But the fact is that capitalism and free markets have lifted more people out of poverty and improved more people's standard of living than any other economic system out there. And the reason why is because when people can keep most of what they earn, it gives them the incentive to improve their own lives. It allows them to create wealth for themselves, to provide for themselves and their family, without first having to wait for someone from the government to give it to them.

We elected a president who said he could lower the sea levels, and who promised us hope and change. But this Christmas season, I think we all know there is only one Person who can calm the seas, who can bring hope to the nations, and who can change people's lives. And it's His birthday we're celebrating. God bless you all! May you have a Merry Christmas, and a very Happy New Year!

~Michael Hunsweck