Conservatives vs Liberals: A Case Study
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.
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
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
If anyone has a better explanation of the difference between
Republican and Democrat I’m all ears.
Thank you (foot)notes,
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