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March 27, 2009


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I was visiting some liberal Democrat friends of ours - a husband and wife - and while we were speaking their little seven-year old daughter came up to us and proudly told our group that she wanted to be president some day.

I asked their daughter "If you were President what would be the first thing you would do?"

She replied, "I'd give money to help all the homeless people."

"Wow...what a worthy goal." I told her, "You don't have to wait until you're President to do that. You can come over to my house and mow, pull weeds, and sweep my yard, and I'll pay you $50. Then I'll take you over to the corner where the homeless guys hangs out, and you can give one of them the $50 to use toward shelter and food."

She thought that over for a few seconds while her Mom glared at me, then she looked me straight in the eye and asked, "Why doesn't the homeless guy come over and do the work, and you can just pay him the $50?"

And I said, "Welcome to the Republican Party."

Her folks still aren't talking to me.


Excellent Zac! Perhaps a career writing children's books is in your future. It would be interesting to find out, if a children’s book were written on a similar story line, how many librarians would shelf it and how many would quietly put it in the trash.

Your few words opened her mind to logical thought. It will take her parents months perhaps years to deprogram and reprogram her.



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