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Conservatism vs. Libertarianism Student Debate

March 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Center for the Study of Human Flourishing is launching the inaugural TKC Conservatism vs. Libertarianism student debate in the Student Union, March 6th at 7:00pm. As the Cato Institute explains,”libertarians and conservatives alike claim to be advocates of individual liberty, limited government, and free markets. In some policy spheres, these shared values lead libertarians and conservatives to similar conclusions about public policy.” As a result, mainstream media platforms wrongly conflate libertarianism with conservatism. Moreover, many Republicans politicians are often confused about the origins of principles they hold dear.

However, the differences between these two positions matter greatly when debating public policy solutions that touch on America’s future. On issues like abortion, drug policy, national security and foreign policy, immigration, criminal justice, drugs, marriage and the family, and the role of Christianity in politics, libertarians and conservatives have diverse and conflicting positions.

Come hear King’s students debate which position provides better answers to today’s most important political questions as we approach the 2020 presidential election.

Each position will be argued by teams of two. Any students interested in applying to debate, please contact Dr. Bradley at abradley@tkc.edu. Preference will be given to juniors and seniors but others are encouraged to apply.


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