What’s the motivating principle behind liberalism? Or conservatism? Libertarians can boil it down to ‘liberty’, and explain adherence to that principle in academic, empirical, philosophical, and practical terms.
But as much as I talk about the problems with libs and cons, in some ways I’m really talking about my problems with my view of their philosophies. I’d like to hear self-stylized liberals and conservatives explain in their own words what it’s all about. If it’s easier for you, what was your epiphany moment that drove you one way or the other?
Also, to avoid a giant clusterfuck any comment over 150 words gets deleted. No exceptions. Hayek himself could rise from the dead and write a 151 comment that made tears come to my eyes and song lift up my heart, and I’d still spam it.