An old question attempted by Dr. Stephen Davies: Why Should Conservatives Like Libertarian Ideas?

Via Learn Liberty, Dr Stephen Davies attempts to answer briefly the question of why Conservatives should follow the philosophy of freedom:

I’m reminded of two things: that the Conservative Party has a habit of absorbing proper liberals, believers in freedom in the general interest, and that Lord Acton said,

At all times sincere friends of freedom have been rare, and its triumphs have been due to minorities, that have prevailed by associating themselves with auxiliaries whose objects often differed from their own; and this association, which is always dangerous, has been sometimes disastrous, by giving to opponents just grounds of opposition, and by kindling dispute over the spoils in the hour of success. No obstacle has been so constant, or so difficult to overcome, as uncertainty and confusion touching the nature of true liberty.

Good on him for trying to cut through that uncertainty and confusion in two minutes.

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