Devon: Look at the base of this tree, grandpa.
Ed: Yes son, that's really something.
Devon: What did this?
Ed: Well, those are carpenter ants.
Devon: But I thought carpenters build things. This tree is being destroyed.
Ed: Well, that's the funny thing about carpenter ants.
They have a name that seems to indicate they're constructive, but they're very destructive and cut at the very foundation of these trees until they fall over.
You know son, there's people that have constructive sounding names.
They call themselves liberals or progressives, but what they really do is eat at the base of the tree of liberty.
They cut away at the very foundation of America, leaving it weak and damaged.
Most of their activity goes on for years, out of sight, like these carpenter ants,
until suddenly, one day, it's exposed.
Then there's a lot of repair work to do.
Conservatives try to conserve the ideals and notions that built the foundation of this nation, Devon.
Not undermine it with ideas that don't work.
You need to figure out:
When you grow up, do you want to build the country up, or tear it down?