May 19, 2005

RLC's Dictionary: "Conservative"

Conservative (n.): A rich person who is concerned that somewhere a poor person may be trying to take advantage of him.

(Thus we inaugurate a new, sporadically appearing series in which I will resolve all possible confusion about the meanings of key terms in our present way of life. Homage to Ambrose Beirce's THE DEVIL'S DICTIONARY. For another blogger's definition of "National Greatness Conservatism," click here.

(Here's Beirce's definition (scroll down in the C's):

(Conservative, n.: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as
distinguished from the Liberal, who wishes to replace them with