I think of Democrats as the grandparents of us all -- whose job it is to spoil the grandkids, giving them what they want, including things they shouldn't have, and never having to say "no." I myself, love being a grandparent for just those reasons.
Republicans are like parents. Parents want the best for their kids but sometimes have to say "no." It might be because the kids want something that would pose a danger ("No, Michael, you may not get out of the car to go pet the grizzly bear!"). It might be because the kids want something that is not in their best interest (No Kinsey, you may not post that photo on Facebook-- and I don't care if every other girls' parents let them!). It might be because the parents have financial priorities that they respect ("Honey, if we went on that trip it would mean we couldn't put aside our regular contribution to your college fund.") Or, it might simply be that the parents don't have the money ("I know that lots of your friends have that new iPhone 12, but we simply can't afford it.)
How do we learn to look beyond our immediate wants and needs and start doing what's best for our children and grandchildren?
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