I learned over time that one must first communicate to another’s universal values to ensure a path to changing minds. This exchange with a Libertarian who called into my Politics Done Right show is worth a listen. He became open to changing his opinion on government some if not all the way.
Libertarian caller seemed amenable to my narrative
John, my Libertarian listener, called in and asked a loaded question; What are we all entitled to? It was evident where he was going, and I wanted the exchange. I explained that our society set those parameters. I also explained that for society to work, individuals give up some of their individualistic rights.
I reminded John that while most people do not call themselves Progressives or Liberals when asked about their economic and social values, it inevitably skews Progressive.
I later explained why neither Libertarians nor anyone else should fear government if we abide by the tenet that government is ‘we the people.’
Check it out. Tell me what you think. And please share it. You can watch and/or listen to the entire show here.