To the Editor:
To realistically evaluate Obama’s plan to take from the wealthy and give to the poor, sharing as he puts it, one need only visit a kindergarten classroom at story time and sit in the circle.
Once upon a time (paraphrased), a little red hen lived on a farm with her other animal friends. One day she found some seeds that she wanted to plant. Very excited, she asked her friends to help. Quite complacent, they all refused because the old farmer provided them with all their needs, including food. Why should they work?
So the little red hen planted the seeds all by herself. When the wheat had grown, once more she asked her friends to help cut and carry it to the mill to be ground into flour. Again, nobody wanted to help and she had to do it all alone. She then dragged it in a heavy sack back to the farm and started to bake the muffins.
When her lazy friends smelled the aroma of the delicious muffins, they all rushed to the barn to have some. The little red hen, who was exhausted by this time, refused to share with them because they had done nothing at all to help her when she was working so hard to prepare and bake the muffins.
Gee, if kindergarteners can understand the moral of the story, why is it that the president of the United States cannot?
Carel Callahan Bainum
P.S. If you’d like to read the story of “The Little Red Hen” to your children, you’d better hurry and get a copy before it is banned from the schools and/or libraries.