A first grade teacher explains to her class that she is a liberal Democrat.
She asks her students to raise their hands if they were liberal Democrats too.
Not really knowing what a liberal Democrat was but wanting to be like their
teacher, their hands explode into the air like fleshy fireworks.
There is, however, one exception. A girl named Lucy did not go along with the
crowd. The teacher asks her why she decided to be different.
"Because I'm not a liberal Democrat." Then, asks the teacher, what
"Why I'm a proud conservative Republican," boasts the little girl.
The teacher is a little perturbed now, her face slightly red. She asks Lucy
why she is a conservative Republican.
"Well, I was brought up to trust in myself instead of relying on an
intrusive government to care for me and do all of my thinking. My Dad and Mom
are conservative Republicans, and I am a conservative Republican too."
The teacher is now angry. "That's no reason," she says loudly.
"What if your Mom was a moron, and your dad was a moron. What would you be
A pause, and a smile. "Then," says Lucy, "I'd be a liberal