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, they raise their hands.
There was, however, one exception. A girl named Lucy has not gone along with the crowd.
The teacher asks her why she has decided to be different.
“Because I’m not a liberal Democrat.”
Then, asks the teacher, what are you?
“Why I’m a proud conservative Republican.”, boasts the little girl.
The teacher a little perturbed, her face slightly red, asked 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 little rebel said proudly.
The teacher now angry, loudly said, “that’s no reason.” “What if your Mom was a moron, and your dad was a moron. What would you be then?”
A pause, and a smile.
“Then,” says Lucy, “I’d be a liberal Democrat.”.