I have seen much evidence of high intelligence and strategic thinking among liberals.  When they give themselves as a class credit, as they always do, for superior intellect, I am bound to concur, since to become a liberal one must have the ability to be trained in overcoming, in the name of reason, the morality and common sense that are naturally present to  the human mind.  One would have difficulty making a calculating liberal of a someone who is not smart enough to be educated out of thinking straight.  To be a “conservative,” on the other hand, takes no particular intelligence, but is requiring more courage all the time.