A liberal is somebody who, when he first encounters Voltaireâ€™s declaration that â€œI do not agree with what you have to say, but Iâ€™ll defend to the death your right to say it,â€ gets misty-eyed and says, â€œThatâ€™s beautiful.â€ A conservative is somebody who, when he first encounters the quote, clenches his fist and says, â€œWhoâ€™s this Voltaire faggot?â€
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Back when I was a libertarian conservative I agreed with Voltaire’s quote. So I dunno.
When the Raygunners came into power and the GOOPers began arriving in town in numbers there was a joke about how the difference between liberals and conservatives was that liberals would piss in the shower. According to this article by Nicholas Kristof, there is some research that may prove that to be correct. Here is a link: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/28/opinion/28kristof.html?scp=1&sq=slap%20your%20father&st=cse
Well, if you’re Madonna, anyway.