Disclaimer: I did not create this. I received it years ago I know not from whom so I cannot properly attribute its origin but it is thought-provoking.
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
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 anyone has a better explanation of the difference between
conservative and liberal or progressive or neocon I’m all ears.
If you ever wondered what side of the fence you sit on……
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
If a conservative is homosexual, he quietly leads his life.
If a liberal is homosexual, he demands legislated respect.
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 religion
silenced. (Unless it’s a foreign religion, of course!)
If a conservative reads this, he’ll forward it so his friends can have a good laugh.
A liberal will ignore it because he’s “offended.”
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