A liberal sent me an article that was published a few years back about how liberals are more intelligent than conservatives. He wanted to know what I thought of it.
I’ve read similar studies and opinions before, ones concluding that liberals are smarter. I think it is true that liberals tend to have more education, but more education, especially in today’s school system, tends to mean less learned. Liberals are told how things are; conservatives experience how things are. Liberals are taught; conservatives learn. That’s what I’ve observed.
One of the article’s main arguments is that liberals are more intelligent because they are more altruistic. And therein lies the source of this study’s flaw. Liberals, such as the person who wrote the article, do not understand conservatism. They think they do, but they don’t. To wit, the supporting argument for liberals’ being more moral is that they “usually support…social welfare programs and higher taxes to finance them, and conservatives usually oppose them.”
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