A 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 is, but wanting to be like their teacher, their hands explode into the air like fleshy fireworks. There is, however, one exception. A boy named Adam has not gone along with the crowd. The teacher asks him why he 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 boy. The teacher is a little perturbed now, her face slightly red. She asks Adam why he 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 is now angry. "That's no reason," she says loudly. "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 Adam, "I'd be a liberal Democrat."