Yesterday, I had the opportunity to debate John Scott of the University of North Carolina on tax policy, with all aspects on the table. He carried the "liberal" banner, while I was the "conservative." To be more precise, however, I represented classical liberal and libertarian views, and the contrast was stark.
Introductions (two minutes):
My opening argument (15 minutes):
My desire was to bring to people's minds the moral implications of voting to redistribute other people's money, since that violates their right to property. I also sought to call their attention to the underlying force involved in taxation (and all government activity, for that matter)—that if you don't pay, the guns will come out.