A Liberal?

“If you’re not a liberal at twenty, you have no heart; if you’re not a conservative at forty, you have no brain.” Winston Churchill. The husband of Joan O’Shaughnessy sent me that one, and it sums up some of the other people I know. Life has its challenges, right?

Conservatives must be able to see beyond a man’s background, otherwise Trump would be intolerable. But he’s got the heart of America, America which can ignore some faults. Hey, I’ve prospered, right?

Yea, Sir Winston, I’m past forty, and like my brothers, conservative, at least mostly, and that mostly means I still have room for the heart. Yes, send me your wretched from your teeming Salvadoran shores, and I’ll try to make room for at least one more.

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