Friday, June 6, 2008

Father/Daughter Talk

This is a very good analogy...


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.

1 comment:

gtn said...

Exactly!