Originally Posted by Cochise
Liberals seem to define their existence in terms of fighting conservatives. Most conservatives don't wage any campaign against liberalism, they would simply like to be able to ignore liberals and live their lives.
Conservatism is traditional. It's the default, factory setting of life. Liberalism is change. Change is hard, and requires a general dissatisfaction with current ways. Ergo being unhappy precedes desiring change (liberalism)
There you have it.