> A Liberal Democrat > > A first grade teacher proudly proclaimed to her class one day that she > was a liberal Democrat. She asked her students to raise their hands if > they were liberal Democrats as well. Not really knowing what a liberal > Democrat was, but wanting to be like their teacher, most of their > hands flew up into the air. There was, however, one exception. A girl > named Lucy had not gone along with the crowd. The teacher asked her > why she had decided to be different. > > "Because I'm not a liberal Democrat" she replied. ''Then, what are > you?'' asked the teacher, > > "Why, I'm a proud conservative Republican," boasted the little girl. > The teacher, a little perturbed, asked Lucy why she was a conservative > Republican. > > "Well", she said, "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 taught me these things, and they are both > conservative Republicans, and so now I am a conservative Republican > too." The teacher, now a little embarrassed and maybe even just a bit > angry, said, "That's no reason! What if your Mom was a moron, and your > dad was an idiot. What would you be then?" The teacher paused, a bit > smug, certain that she'd put the girl in her place, and slowly let a > sly smirk creep across her face. > > "Well, if that were the case", said Lucy after a moments > thought,"then, I suppose I'd be a liberal Democrat."