Every human is conservative in regard to what he has and liberal in regard to what he wants. This requires self-reflection and observation, the truth of which is found in action, not talk. Thomas Sowell's "Conflict of Visions" was about talk, not action. It doesn't take a genius to understand that clever people like liberty, and the dull equality, and that the ideologies people claim to possess are always hypothetical, just as the wealth they advocate for others is rarely their own.
attributed to John Sullivan, Ohio