Father and Daughter Talk

Posted: 04/07/2010 by tpgow in 2011

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 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 off!”

The father slowly smiled, winked and said gently,
“Welcome to the Republican Party”

“During the American Revolution 70% of the citizens were loyal to the King or apathetic. The other 30% founded a Nation.”

“This country was built by the philosophy of equal opportunity, not equal results.”


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