When my daughter turns 16Submitted by P. Nicholson on Fri, 06/13/2014 - 23:08
First, she will be getting a great used car that is very safe. My daughter ranks at the top of her class, not because I hound her mind you, but because her father instilled curiousity and principles into her.
The greatest wont be giving her the keys to her car, it will giving her my password to the DailyPaul.
I want her to know my positions. I do not force my child into anything other than living by certain principles. Im honest with her about everything pertaining to life. (Who I may be seeing is a different story, no worries tho, only one woman has met her.)
The greatest gift I hope she grasps is the philosophy of Liberty. I want her to know that she is an American and America led the entire world on human rights. That the govt didn't do it... but the people did with the help of the Bill of Rights.
I want her to read my rambling posts at 3am with entirely to much whiskey in me. I also want her to read my posts rallying, uniting or defending the gay, black... or any individual. Defending every individual from the mob and state mentality.
I am a very lucky Daddy. She is so advanced that it scares the chit outta me. She is polite, humble, sweet, sincere and very smart. Funny too. I have done my very best to instill that peace is always preferable to war. That peace unites people. Peace provides for rights and prosperity. Peace is the greatest humanitarian aid we could give anybody.
America has been at war since before she was born. She is acing algebra... What would you do if you were a father?
If the only things I can leave her are remnants of my childhood and a philosophy of my adulthood.. and created a great human being in the process....
then my job is done.