A conundrum is a riddle, the answer to which involves a pun or play on words. Many will remember as a child being asked by someone at school, “What is black and white and read all over?” The answer, “A newspaper!” If your friend was really clever the answer might have been, “A blushing zebra!” Conundrums are fun. They can often be thought provoking as evidenced by the popular posting called “Six Conundrums of Socialism in the United States of America.”

1. It is said that America is capitalist and greedy, and yet half of the population is subsidized.

2. It is noted that half of the population is subsidized, and yet those same subsidized people think they are victims.

3. Americans think they are victims, and yet their representatives run the government.

4. The people’s representatives run the government, and yet the poor keep getting poorer.

5. The poor keep getting poorer, and yet they have things that people in other countries only dream about.

6. The poor in America have things that people in other countries only dream about, and yet they want America to be more like those other countries.

But let’s not stop with those; there is more. For instance:

We are advised not to judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, but we are encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics.

And here is another conundrum worth considering…

It seems we constantly hear about how Social Security is going to run out of money. Why is it that we never hear about welfare or food stamps running out of money?

What is interesting is the first group “worked for” their money, but the second did not.

Last, but not least,

Why are we cutting benefits for our veterans, no pay raises for our military and cutting our army to a level lower than before WWII, but we are not stopping the payments or benefits to illegal aliens?”

If all Americans would remember once more to be grateful for everything, and to ask for nothing, we would be a better nation. If Americans would remember the words of John F. Kenney, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country” (Inaugural Speech, January 20, 1961), America would be a better country.

If all Americans would remember the words of Scripture, “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you” (1 Thess. 5:18), the nation would not have so many whining, demanding, entitlement minded individuals who never express their gratitude for a generous nation blessed by God. Sometimes you just want to tell some people to “Hush. Just hush!”

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