In support of conservatism

By John Doe

Part of what galls me about liberals is that they always are trying to fix what ain’t broke.  They are self-appointed know-it-alls riding around on their imaginary white steeds, convinced that they know better than the millions of people who lived before them and that they alone can solve problems that have existed since the beginning of civilization.  Alas, all too often they lack common sense and even have evil, ulterior motives.

This quote came from a John Hawkins compilation of quotes, but it sets forth in a nutshell why I tend to be conservative on most issues:

A succinct summary of the tragic vision was given by historians Will and Ariel Durant: Out of every hundred new ideas ninety-nine or more will probably be inferior to the traditional responses which they propose to replace. No one man, however brilliant or well-informed, can come in one lifetime to such fullness of understanding as to safely judge and dismiss the customs or institutions of his society, for those are the wisdom of generations after centuries of experiment in the laboratory of history. — Thomas Sowell

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