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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."
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