PRAGER: Leftists hate that we get more conservative as we age

Posted On July 17 , 2012
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Dennis Prager

Townhall

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Did you ever wonder why people are far more likely to become conservative in their views and values as they get older?

When this rather devastating question is posed to liberals, leftists, progressives, Democrats – you choose the label or group – they answer that people get more selfish as they get older.

Progressives have to give this answer. There is no other response that enables them to avoid confronting the quite embarrassing fact that just about every adult, at every age of life, thinks he/she is wiser than when younger – and as they accumulate wisdom they become more conservative.

So the liberal explanation – that people get more selfish as they get older – is not only insulting but also nonsense.

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