A Parable That Both Sides Can Identify With

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by AAAintheBeltway, Oct 13, 2006.

  1. Someone sent me this. Seems appropriate.


    Subject: NOv 2006

    While walking down the street one day a US senator is tragically hit

    by a truck and dies.

    His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance.

    Welcome to heaven," says St. Peter. "Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem.

    We seldom see a high official around these parts, you see, so we're not sure what to do with you."

    "No problem, just let me in," says the man

    Well, I'd like to, but I have orders from higher up.

    What we'll do is have you spend one day in hell and one in heaven.

    Then you can choose where to spend eternity.

    "Really, I've made up my mind. I want to be in heaven," says the senator

    I'm sorry, but we have our rules."

    And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator

    and he goes down, down, down to hell.

    The doors open and he finds himself in the middle of a green golf course.

    In the distance is a clubhouse.

    Standing in front of it are all his friends and other politicians

    who had worked with him.

    Everyone is very happy and in evening dress.

    They run to greet him, shake his hand, and reminisce about the good times

    they had while getting rich at the expense of the people.

    They play a friendly game of golf; and then dine on lobster, caviar and champagne.

    Also present is the devil, who really is a very friendly guy

    who has a good time dancing and telling jokes.

    They are having such a good time that before he realizes it, it is time to go.

    Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and waves while the elevator rises...

    The elevator goes up, up, up and the door reopens on heaven where

    St. Peter is waiting for him.

    Now it's time to visit heaven."

    So, 24 hours pass with the Senator joining a group of contented souls

    moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing. They have a good time.

    Before he realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by and St. Peter returns.

    Well, then, you've spent a day in hell and another in heaven.

    Now choose your eternity."

    The Senator reflects for a minute, then he answers:

    "Well, I would never have said it before, I mean heaven has been delightful,

    but I think I would be better off in hell."

    So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell.

    Now the doors of the elevator open and he's in the middle of a

    barren land covered with waste and garbage.

    He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, picking up the trash and

    putting it in black bags as more trash falls from above.

    The devil comes over to him and puts his arm around his shoulder.

    "I don't understand," stammers the Senator.

    "Yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and clubhouse.

    We ate lobster and caviar, drank champagne, danced and had a great time.

    Now there's just a wasteland full of garbage and my friends look miserable.

    What happened?"

    The devil looks at him, smiles and says,

    "Yesterday we were campaigning......

    Today you voted."

    Please keep the story in mind as you go to the elections in a few short weeks

    Do we really need to keep the incumbents ... how about some new blood?
  2. Do we really need to keep the incumbents ... how about some new blood?
    Indeed! Some new faces would be nice.
  3. I'm all for new blood, just make sure it isn't infected with Moonbat Disease.

    Unfortunately, that prescription wipes out many of the Dims who would have committee leaderships.