From a recent conversation I had with His Majesty:
CLASSICAL CONSERVATIVE: People are idiots.
CLASSICAL LIBERAL: Most people are not idiots.
MODERN LIBERAL: Most people are idiots.
MODERN CONSERVATIVE: Most people are not idiots most of the time, but all people are idiots some of the time.
LIBERTARIAN: Idiots are not people.
PALPATINE: Most politicians are idiots.
Rather cynical, as is His Majesty’s wont, but with a bit of the sting of truth, I think.