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The Great Libertarian versus Conservative Debate: A Conversation with Nathan Schlueter and Nikolai Wenzel

with Nathan W. Schlueter  &  Nikolai G. Wenzel

Joining Liberty Law Talk are Nathan Schlueter and Nikolai Wenzel to discuss their long-standing and highly-informed debate between conservatism and libertarianism, which was recently published under the title Selfish Libertarians and Socialist Conservatives.

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on December 01, 2017 at 09:29:08 am

I'd prefer to read a transcript. #OldSchool

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RB
on December 01, 2017 at 10:02:52 am

I'd like a transcript too, can we get one?

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Aaron
on December 04, 2017 at 19:58:22 pm

Good job!

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Mark Pulliam
on January 17, 2018 at 16:05:06 pm

The idea that private morality and public morality can serve in opposition with one another and are not complementary, has led to grievous error in both Faith and reason.

It is important to note, our Founding Fathers stated, unanimously, that it is a self-evident truth that our inherent, unalienable Rights have been endowed to us from God, thus God, not Caesar, John Locke, or King John, Is The Author of our unalienable Rights, the purpose of which can only be what God intended.

An unalienable Right is an inherent Right that can only be endowed to us from The True God, and cannot be relinguished even if we so desire. One cannot be serving The Common Good if one does not desire first and foremost to serve The True God, The Most Holy And Undivided Blessed Trinity.

We are political beings because we are human beings. "Each man's life touches so many others", is true, whether we are in a private relationship or a public one.

"The poor we will always have with us", we must always take care of the poor, to comfort, encourage, nourish, safeguard, and guide them, equipping them with that which is necessary and proper for human flourishing.

One cannot be a virtuous libertarian if one fails to recognize that private morality and publc morality cannot serve opposed to one another. All that is Beautiful, Good, True, and thus Virtuous, comes from God; Christ Has Revealed, through His Life, His Passion, and His Death On The Cross, that No Greater Love is there than this- then to desire Salvation for one's beloved.

"Love one another as I Have Loved You." Jesus The Christ

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Nancy
on February 01, 2018 at 05:38:35 am

I trust just about every libertarian to not wreak havoc. I cannot trust the rest of humanity to operate under the same rules because throughout history we've seen that they've never wanted to. My biggest gripe with libertarians is not their political/moral views, but that they cannot understand how much of a fantasy it is that we could ever get billions of people to behave the same as they do. If it were possible, it would have happened thousands of years ago.

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