It is said that if you are a young conservative you have no heart, and if you are an old liberal, you have no brain.
As a 46 year old Liberal, I take offense at half of that, but I would not wish to stop anyone from saying it.
Unfortunately, I feel like an endangered species – the Liberal who embraces dissent and debate. As a Liberal, I have always valued education – as I look at places of education as places where we manufacture Liberals — by educating people. To me, wide open and robust debate and the revelation of knowledge will inevitably drive one to the Liberal view – but to get there, we must tolerate views with which we disagree.