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182. What Divides Libertarians – My Conversation with Sean Boston

What divides libertarians is often just degrees of liberty that should be allowed and tactics of how to achieve those ends. Mainly, libertarians argue over how to vote, or even if they should. Also, they argue over the minutiae of many minor disagreements, instead of finding where they have common ground. Instead, they should focus on how to move forward on what they agree on. So, I’m revisiting my conversation with Sean Boston to discuss some of the problems I see. And, you can find out more about Sean here.

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“We don’t always win when we are united, but we always lose when we are divided.”

Andrew Scheer

The Serious Problems with Voting

With all the problems going on in the election, we could’ve seen these issues if we weren’t willfully blind. Instead, we chose to ignore the issues we had with our system. So, now we have to move forward and offer real solutions to the problems we say.

Problems with Charging Abusive Cops With Murder

I’m not one to defend cops who abuse their power or use excessive force. In fact, I’m quite the opposite. But that said, I do think it’s overzealous and unwise to overcharge these cops. Instead of trying to return cruelty with vengeance, I think we should seek justice as it is in the law that time. Then, we can try to fix what we find unjust about the laws as they’re written when we can.

How to Vote is a Huge Part of What Divides Libertarians

This is a common tactical question for libertarians of many stripes. And, I think it’s a good question to ask? What is best? Should we stay out of the voting system? Should we infiltrate the other parties? Or, should we create our own and go that way? We have to answer these questions, and, stick to that plan.

228. Peter Kreeft's Intro to the Summa Theologiae by St. Thomas Aquinas Conversation of Our Generation

 I wanted to start reading the Summa Theologiae by Thomas Aquinas – until I realized it was a multi-volume set. So, I despaired and looked for another option. And, I ran across A Shorter Summa, Peter Kreeft's work that helps introduce people to Aquinas. Buy your copy of A Shorter Summa by Peter Kreeft here>> Full episode: Peter Kreeft's Intro to the Summa Theologiae by St. Thomas Aquinas  Who Was St. Thomas Aquinas? Thomas Aquinas is a Dominican friar, Catholic Saint, and a Doctor of the Church. He was philosopher who helped the Medieval Church incorporate Aristotle and the Greek philosophers into the Catholic tradition. He was a spectacular thinker and writer whose impact on the Church is still tremendous. While he's best known for the Summa Theologiae, he also wrote numerous commentaries, the Summa Contra Gentiles, and much more. What is the Summa Theologiae? Buy your copy of A Shorter Summa by Peter Kreeft here>> Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologiae is his largest work. Aquinas wrote the Summa to be a beginner's guide to the faith. Today, we would think it is rather comprehensive and hard to grapple with. It argues in favor of belief in God and the teachings of the Catholic Church as well as speculate on moral and theological questions. How Peter Kreeft helps read the Summa Theologiae What I found helpful about Kreeft's summary of the Summa Theologiae is how he broke down the questions. Kreeft's offered insight and background to questions, but didn't talk down to the reader. I found his notes helpful in understanding the context as well as the methods and jargon used in philosophy. His glossary of terms helped me grasp the concepts because Thomas didn't write in a way we'd be familiar with. Unless you've read and studied Aristotle (which I barely had at the time), much of what Aquinas wants to say is muddled. By leveraging Aristotle's system, he took on his terms and methods. Kreeft translates that in the notes, helping the layman like myself make better sense of it. Buy your copy of A Shorter Summa by Peter Kreeft here>> — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/conofourgen/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/conofourgen/support
  1. 228. Peter Kreeft's Intro to the Summa Theologiae by St. Thomas Aquinas
  2. 227. You're Not A Monk | Unexpected Advice From a Priest
  3. 226. Nicomachean Ethics Book 2, Class 2
  4. 225. Suffering For The Truth & The Importance Of Integrity
  5. 224. When Civil Disobedience Is Justified
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