Jonah Goldberg, famed iconoclastic columnist for National Review, gives us this simple yet brilliant rule that encapsulates the ultimate difference between liberals and conservatives, as part of his recent column, “For a nation of Buttes: the glory of federalism” :
Conservatives value economic liberty and moral security, while the liberal values economic security and moral liberty.
Applies to just about any issue! Think about it…
(For my readers who come from a secular-Jewish background: read the full article to see the commission of the ultimate cardinal sin – the skewering of Louis Brandeis!)