Define yourself

by Stephen Tall on December 2, 2006

Are you a conservative or a liberal?

A conservative lives by the motto, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

A liberal believes the future should always be better than the present or past.

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4 comments

I read once, I think it was in a Roger Scruton tome, that the difference was that a conservative would not permit something until it had been shown to be of no harm to anyone, whereas a liberal would permit anything unless it could be shown it was of harm to someone.

by Jock Coats on December 2, 2006 at 7:21 pm. Reply #

That’s a vote for GM crops then 🙂

by Will on December 2, 2006 at 7:32 pm. Reply #

Rather a biased depiction, I would say. And neither of them are mutually exclusive concepts.

by ThunderDragon on December 3, 2006 at 2:51 am. Reply #

A liberal is someone who acts as if we the people are not paying enough tax and should be happy to pay more so they can spend more since they know how to spend our money better than we do.

by dino on January 29, 2008 at 4:38 pm. Reply #

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