Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear.
– William Gladstone
Honesty, as we all know, is not always an easy principle to live up to. That’s even more the case in politics, where constant public scrutiny has led many a good person into a moral trap or three. Have a little bit of understanding and trust in people, though, and it gets easier to be honest with them. “Honest Man” is a great old 70s track on that very point written by liberal counter-culture musical hero George Lowell. I love this track – it’s old school, soulful preaching wrapped up in good music. Read more