Talk:Anarchism and anarcho-capitalism

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"Philosopher" Brad Spangler should be removed[edit] (talk) 20:34, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

As Thomas Knapp wrote this morning, "The content he wrote ... either had value or it didn't. If it did have value, it still does .... If it doesn't have value, it never did ...." —Tamfang (talk) 06:44, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
Well, you keep this guy quoted in your article then: His ideas are obviously brilliant, and he suffers no IQ deficit whatsoever. Keep playing the Chris Hansen game; stay classy. (talk) 10:03, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
Above and beyond what I'm quoted as saying on the matter above (not in reference to Wikipedia), I find the whole notion pretty bizarre. I just went to check, and the Wikipedia article on Bill Clinton is still there, even though he was accused of some pretty creepy stuff. The notability of Brad Spangler and the cited material in this article are not dependent on whether or not he may have committed a crime. He and his work are either notable or they are not notable. Thomas L. Knapp (talk) 20:47, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
Certainly, his work is not notable. He didn't only molest his own daughter, to his own admission. The children in the home he was staying in are his most recent accusers. I'll investigate the history of article and determine whether he added his own references. (talk) 23:12, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
Thomas Knapp — your logic is faulty and your analogy is severely wanting. Bill Clinton was not an active child sex offender, or else his wikipedia page would obviously admit as much. Or are you saying that since Brad is quoted here he needs a Wikipedia page of his own to document him as a child molester and treasured anarcho-capitalist theorist? (talk) 10:15, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
What I am saying is that either Spangler (and/or the quoted content) is notable or it isn't, and that whether or not it's notable has absolutely, positively, nothing whatsoever to do with whether or not he's a child molester. If you find out tomorrow that Albert Einstein was a child molester, will you be over at the Wikipedia article on physics urging the removal of the Special Theory of Relativity? Thomas L. Knapp (talk) 18:24, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
I have reverted the removal of Brad Spangler's comments.[1] Regardless of his legal troubles, they have no bearing on whether he is a reliable source for a particular viewpoint. If you wish to dispute whether Spangler is a reliable source, then do so here or at WP:RSN basing arguments in how he does not fill the criteria at WP:SPS. —Farix (t | c) 15:35, 1 November 2015 (UTC)