A lesson in Socialism

I did not write this; it landed in my email and I felt the need to share.

Socialism – a simple yet effective learning tool
Those of you who are teachers will appreciate the simplicity of this explanation as a learning tool. Those of you who are not teachers, you can become one by sending this to all of the people you know so that this message ,and understanding of the concept, can be spread to all of those who believe in entitlements, and free government handouts.The greatness of America as can do and self supporting people is at stake. quote by Thomas Jefferson 3rd President, Democrat Term of Office: January 20, 1777 to January 20, 1781 ‘A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.’
Thomas Jefferson
Socialism lesson below
Subject: Socialism An economics professor at Texas Tech said he had failed very few students, but had once failed an entire class. That class had insisted that socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer. The professor then said, “Ok, we will have an experiment in this class on socialism.”
“All grades will be averaged and everyone will receive the same grade meaning, obviously, no one will receive an A.” They all agreed to this. After the first test the grades were averaged, everyone got a C. The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy.
But, as the second test rolled around, the students who studied little studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too, so they studied little. The second test average was a D! No one was happy. When the 3rd test rolled around the average was an F. The scores never increased as bickering, blame and name calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else. To their great dismay the professor failed them all. Then he sent all of them this note: “A socialistic government will also ultimately fail — because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great, but when government takes all reward away, no one will try to succeed.