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I got this story emailed to me from Katie the other day. I'm not sure if this has historical referent or was just written as fiction, but either way, the point is great.

Lesson Learned!

I was talking to the little girl of a friend of mine the other day who said she wanted to be President some day.

Both of her parents, who are liberal Democrats, were standing there, so I asked her, 'If you were President what would be the first thing you would do?'

She replied, 'I'd give houses to all the homeless people.'

'Wow - what a worthy goal,' I told her, 'but 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 grocery store where the homeless guy hangs out, and you can give him the $50 to use toward a new house.'

She thought that over for a few seconds because she's only 6.

And while her Mom glared at me, the little girl 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.

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