3. Notice he's quoting John Stuart Mills like a prophet.
John Stuart Mills is an important character in the development of Utilitarianism, adding intellectual heft to Jeremy Bentham's charming eccentricity. Today he is beloved among intellectual American libertarians. By "intellectual" I mean the non-Randians. That is, where the Ron Paul fans have their adolescent obstinance, the Mills fans have a touch of noblesse oblige.
Your less obnoxious English and Aussie conservatives use Mills to take the shackled off business, but aren't out to play culture war games. They sneer at American conservatism and many are prone to atheism, or at least justify going to church because it just makes them feel good. God's a chum to us better sorts. Its roots are in classical liberalism and Smithian laissez-faire economics.