"We are different from previous generations of conservatives. We are no longer working to preserve the status quo. We are radicals, working to overturn the present power structure of this country." (Paul Weyrich)
"A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward." (Franklin Roosevelt)
"It only takes 20 years for a liberal to become a conservative without changing a single idea." (Robert Anton Wilson)
"Liberalism is trust of the people, tempered by prudence; conservatism, distrust of people, tempered by fear." (William Gladstone)
"What is conservativism? Is it not the adherence to the old and tried against the new and untried?" (Abraham Lincoln)
A recently released survey of self-identified Republicans found that 23% want their state to secede from the Union, 34% believe birth control is the same as abortion, and 68% believe gay couples should not receive any state or federal benefits. For more shocking (but not surprising) results, visit the survey at http://www.dailykos.com/statepoll/2010/1/31/US/437 .