Conservative vs Liberal view on Robin Hood

Gianina - posted on 04/21/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My 8 yr old nephew asked me. Does Robin Hood steals from the rich to give to the poor? I actually had to stop and think about that. I didn't want to give him the impression that Robin Hood is a Liberal. Then I told him, 'No'... Robin Hood stole from 'Prince John' and returned the money to the people. I explained that "Prince John" represents the government.



Liberal = Steals from the Rich and gives to the Poor



Conservative = Steals from the government and returned the money to the people.



My husband liked Ayn Rand version. (don't know if it's a quote)

The government was abusing its power and taking money from the people from unfair and excessive taxes. Robin Hood was taking the money back from the corrupt governmental officials and returning the money to its rightful owners – the people who earned the money.



There is a new 'ROBIN HOOD' movie coming out. Don't you think we should educate our kids about the movie?

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Winifred - posted on 12/07/2010

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Bravo for you! I always find myself explaining that to my lib friends ( I am a teacher, and was a college student). Robin Hood took the money from the tax collectors that just sacked the village and villagers for it. I feel like I get sacked by the IRS all the time.

Molly - posted on 09/09/2010

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ok this is funny you bring this up because i am a conservitive and my husband is a liberal...i have brought this movie up several times to him thinking that it was the easiest way to describe what they are doing, but they are such morons about it...they just dont see anything wrong with it, its just weird to me...lol stealing has always been wrong, isnt it even in the ten commandments?...anyways its kinda like the immigration thing...ummm if you are illegal last time i checked that was illegal...or wrong lol

Gina - posted on 06/07/2010

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I used to have problems with Robin hood, thinking of it in terms of a Liberal, then I realized like you that Robin Hood was taking back from a corrupt govt. that was rightfully the peoples. So I think Robin Hood is a great story. I seen the new version and thought it was great.

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