father/daughter talk

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    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

    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

    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

    Thanks, General Rom

    Semper Fi

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