Wednesday, March 05, 2008

A Political Lesson!

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 among other
liberal ideals, was very much in favor of higher taxes
to support more government programs, in other words
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 need for more
government 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's a crazy idea. How would that be fair? I've 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 off!

The father slowly smiled, winked and said gently, 'Welcome
to the Republican Party'.

Whoever wrote this, deserves a big round of applause.
Maybe if some of these "hot-shot" college rookies,
who are backing Obama, took a closer look at his policies,
they might get the point!

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