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"Thinking you know what is best for other people is what's dangerous."

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 10: Penn Jillette of the comedy magic team Penn & Teller arrives at the 2012 American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on December 10, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Credit: Getty Images

With an opinion on just about every issue under the sun, Penn Jillette is more than just a stage performer and media host. Staunchly unapologetic for his views, the outspoken Libertarian appeared on the Glenn Beck Program Thursday evening to discuss everything from gun control to Hollywood, Islam to magic acts.

The overriding theme of the evening was to showcase how Libertarians believe that greater personal freedom is the answer to solving, or at least abating, some of the world's most pressing problems.

Whether it be solving out of control entitlement programs, North Korea, peace in the Middle East, or the topic of America's education system, Libertarians believe to have the answer and think the GOP should give their philosophy a try.

Despite what seems a grim state of affairs, Jillette somehow remains optimistic. After reviewing a series of past events from decades past, the "God, No!" author made the conclusion that, at least, we are no worse off today.

Television, according to Jillette, has to place emphasis on negative news as that is what he believes sells ratings.

"I am from a small town and a close family and I've always felt that people were really good," the outspoken Libertarian noted.

"Most of the stuff that you're complaining about are people trying to help each other too much. Thinking you know what is best for other people is what's dangerous."

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Another topic Beck and Jillette discussed in detail was tribalism and how to converse with people you don't necessarily agree with.

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