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TwinBird
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01:11:45 AM Jul 19th 2011
  • Penn & Teller might be libertarian, but they are definitely not conservative. There is a huge difference. They're for government services, but against government limiting personal freedoms.

I suspect the author of this is projecting. Penn & Teller, like most libertarians, have a very Weberian view of the state, that all government services come through the use of resources taken by force, and as libertarians hold that they should therefore be restricted to those strictly necessary for a functioning society. This is one of the big differences between libertarians and liberals. Penn, at least, is very much against government services in principle, saying in one of his Crackle videos that you shouldn't support any government action if you, personally, wouldn't put a gun against someone's head to help finance it.
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