A first grade teacher explained 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 flew up into the air There was one exception A girl named Lucy had not gone along with the crowd The teacher asks her why she has decided to be different "Because Im not a liberal Democrat" "Then," asks the teacher, "What are you?" "Why Im a proud conservative Republican," boasts the little girl The teacher, a little perturbed and 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 teacher, now angry, loudly says, "Thats no reason! What if your Mom was a moron, and your dad was a moron? What would you be then?" The teacher paused and smiled "Then," Lucy said, "Id be a liberal Democrat"