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September 8, 2008

Conservatives vs Liberals: A Case Study

September 8, 2008 | By | No Comments

A good friend sent this along and boy is it surprising…not because of the content, but because of the source.

It came from a professor in the academy.

Which proves that not all academics are leftists.

Father/Daughter Talk

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 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, and 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.’

If anyone has a better explanation of the difference between

Republican and Democrat I’m all ears.

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Thank you (foot)notes,

Here are some instructions that Your Business Blogger(R) would have — not with daughter Dreamer, but with the knuckle heads wandering thru our front yard…Mr. Yoest’s 10 Simple Rules for Dating My Daughters

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