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Father Daughter Talk

In American Sovereign, children on January 13, 2011 at 3:53 pm

I am not the original author, but thought you would enjoy this…

Father & Daughter Talk

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

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
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.”


Who is your boss? What is a “boss” anyway?

In American Sovereign, children on December 26, 2010 at 9:08 am

My 9 year old son started a conversation in the car the other day when he asked me “Dad, who is your boss?”

To which I quickly replied, “James, I don’t have a boss.  As a service provider I market my skills directly to customers.” or something like that.

He says, “Dad, everyone has a boss.  You know, the person that gets all the money when you work and then tells you how much you get to keep.”

I said, “James, then in that case my boss is your mother.”

Isn’t it amazing the way children can put things into perspective?  So which would you rather have as a boss?