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A great video from LearnLiberty.org on the concept of freedom and the liberal/conservative dichotomy. Liberals and conservatives argue at the level of individual issues — certain issues are “liberal” issues and other issues are “conservative” issues. Yet when looked at the level of “more freedom” vs. “less freedom,” we see that liberals and conservatives are both in favor of more freedom AND less freedom. In other words, both liberals and conservatives are inconsistent when it comes to issues of freedom and liberty. Put another way, both liberals and conservatives favor a more intrusive government; just for different reasons. Liberals favor more social freedom and less economic freedom, whereas conservatives favor more economic freedom and less social freedom. Freedom is a first principle that should shape one’s views on the issues.

[youtube http://youtu.be/AZ9WOqJG-2s]