Quotes Of The Day

By way of the WSJ opinion pages come these two quotes which I found to be quite poignant.

“A liberal is a person whose interests aren’t at stake at the moment.” - Willis Player

“A liberal is too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel.” - Robert Frost

Yeah, I'd say that sums it up pretty well.

The first certainly seems top be true, particularly when the liberals in government seem bent on spending everyone else's money in order to right wrongs that aren't of their making. But once it comes time for them to pay up they change their tune.

I find the second quote to still be timely. Being “too broadminded” is just another way of describing an “anything goes” mindset. There is no right, there is no wrong, it's all relative. What makes this even more interesting (and contradictory) is that at the same time they can also be intolerant of other people's ideas and actions.