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Why I like being a conservative....

This is how it begins: 

The thing I like best about being a conservative is that I don’t have to lie. I don’t have to pretend that men and women are the same. I don’t have to declare that failed or oppressive cultures are as good as mine. I don’t have to say that everyone’s special or that the rich cause poverty or that all religions are a path to God. I don’t have to claim that a bad writer like Alice Walker is a good one or that a good writer like Toni Morrison is a great one. I don’t have to pretend that Islam means peace.

Source: The Big White Lie by Andrew Klavan, City Journal Spring 2007. Worth reading in its entirety.

HT: Libertas.

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