Father – Daughter Talk


 

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This is how to tell if you are a liberal or conservative……How do you rate????
 

     

This is one of the very best posts I have EVER read where it gently
explains  the difference in thinking between people with opposite outlooks.

A young woman was about to finish her first year of  college.  Like so many
others her age, she considered herself to be  very liberal, 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 conservative, 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, 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 
conservative side of the fence.”

If you ever wondered  what side of the fence you sit on, this is a great
test!

If a conservative doesn’t like guns, he doesn’t buy one. If a  liberal
doesn’t like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.

If  a conservative is a vegetarian, he doesn’t eat meat. If a liberal is  a
vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.

If a conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his 
situation. A liberal wonders who is going to take care of him.

If a conservative doesn’t like a talk show host, he  switches channels.
Liberals demand that those they don’t like be  shut down.

If a conservative is a non-believer, he  doesn’t go to church. A liberal
non-believer wants any mention of  God and Jesus silenced.

If a conservative  decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for
it, or may  choose a job that provides it. A liberal demands that the rest
of us  pay for his.

If a conservative reads this, he will share it with his friends so they can have a
good laugh. A liberal will delete it  because he’s “offended.”

Well, I shared it with you.

AUTHOR UNKNOWN

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