A father's wisdom

A father's wisdom

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    A young woman was about to finish her first year of college. Like so
    many others her age, she considered herself to be a very liberal
    Democrat, and was very much in favor of 'the redistribution of wealth.'

    She was deeply ashamed that her father was a rather staunch Republican,
    a feeling she openly expressed. Based on the lectures that she had
    participated in, and the occasional chat with a professor, she felt
    that her father had for years harbored an evil, selfish desire to keep
    what he ;thought should be his.

    One day she was challenging her father on his opposition to higher
    taxes on the rich and the addition of more government welfare programs.
    The self-professed objectivity proclaimed by her professors had to be
    the truth and she indicated so to her father. He responded by asking
    how she was doing in school.

    Taken aback, she answered rather haughtily that she had a 4.0 GPA, and
    let him know that it was tough to maintain, insisting that she was
    taking a very difficult course load and was constantly studying, which
    left her no time to go out and party like other people she knew. She
    didn't even have time for a boyfriend, and didn't really have many
    college friends because she spent all her time studying.

    Her father listened and then asked, 'How is your friend Audrey doing?'

    She replied, 'Audrey is barely getting by. All she takes are easy
    classes, she never studies, and she barely has a 2.0 GPA. She is so
    popular on campus; college for her is a blast. She's always invited to
    all the parties, and lots of times she doesn't even show up for classes
    because she's too hung over.'

    Her wise father asked his daughter, 'Why don't you go to the Dean's
    office and ask him to deduct a 1.0 off your GPA and give it to your
    friend who only has a 2.0. That way you will both have a 3.0 GPA and
    certainly that would be a fair and equal distribution of GPA.'

    The daughter, visibly shocked by her father's suggestion, angrily fired
    back, 'That wouldn't be fair! I have worked really hard for my grades!
    I've invested a lot of time, and a lot of hard work! Audrey has done
    next to nothing toward her degree. She played while I worked my tail

    The father slowly smiled, winked and said gently, 'Welcome to the
    Republican party.
    "These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier
    and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the
    service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the
    love and thanks of man and woman."

    -- Thomas Paine (The American Crisis, No. 1, 19 December 1776)

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    Sometimes if you put it in terms that they can relate to, it makes much more sense.
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    beautiful.... cut and paste, i got a few dim friends that need to read this

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    Life is simple.

    Now, if only "the republican party" could understand that, we'd be getting somewhere.
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    That is a very smart man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    Now, if only "the republican party" could understand that, we'd be getting somewhere.
    Well Said! +1
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    Quote Originally Posted by deadeye72 View Post
    That is a very smart man.
    A smart Republican man...
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