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 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. (Imagine that, he worked hard to earn a living, but why should he think it was his own to keep?)
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 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 GPA. 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 the 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 and all crosses be removed from the public arena.
If a conservative decides he needs healthcare, 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’ll share it with his friends so they can have a good laugh. A liberal won’t share it because he’s “offended” by the truth of it.
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I wonder why anyone who is a liberal even bothers to save for retirement. Why don’t they donate their retirement funds to those poor needy people they say they worry about so much, while they work until they drop dead. It’s okay for them to want higher taxes to take away from the middle class to pay for lazy people who have figured out that socialism (wealth redistribution) is a great system for them. But it’s not okay for conservatives to want less taxes and smaller government and put those lazy people to work or let them do without. I guarantee that it won’t take the lazy people very long, of missing out on meals and a place to live, to figure out they need to get a job like the rest of us. And it won’t hurt them to work, any more than it hurts the rest of us. 2 Thessalonians 3:10 …If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat.
If taxes were lowered and the Federal government took care of their first priority, which is to defend the people from foreign and domestic enemies, our country would be in a lot better position. The people would bring home more money on their paychecks and we people could help the less fortunate to get back on their feet and be self-supporting. We don’t need the government to do that. It is not their responsibility to do that. The people of this nation should do that. Like we did back in the old days, prior to the 1970’s. We had a great nation, until the liberal socialists came in and invaded our education system and our government. God is NOT for socialism (wealth redistribution). But then you wouldn’t know that unless you read the Bible, or cared about what God wants.
Ok, enough. I’ll try not to get too heavy from now on. I guess you can tell that I am very passionate about this liberal vs. conservative issue. The liberal view is so totally un-Godly and truthfully un-American, according to our founding fathers and our Constitution.
Have a great week. 🙂