A first grade teacher explained to her class that she was a liberal
Democrat. She then asked her students to raise their hands if they were
liberal Democrats, too. Not really knowing what a liberal Democrat
was, but wanting to please their teacher, hands exploded into the air
like fleshy fireworks.

There was, however, one exception. A girl named Lucy had not gone
along with the crowd. The teacher asked Lucy why she decided to be
different.

\"Because I\'m not a liberal Democrat,\" Lucy said.
The teacher asked, \"Then what are you?\"

\"I\'m a proud conservative Republican\" said the little girl.
The teacher, a little perturbed & red-faced, asked Lucy why she was a
conservative Republican?

Lucy proclaimed, \"Well, I was brought up to trust in myself and
freedom, 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 calmly pointed out, \"That\'s no reason. What if your Mom
and Dad were both morons? What would you be then?\"

Lucy answered, \"Then, I\'d be a liberal Democrat.\"