Before I read Schmidtt, I read Juan Donoso Y Cortes, and Joseph de Maistre, and Donoso's attitude on Liberalism definitely influenced Schmidt, and myself.
Civilization can only be brought about and maintained by the imposition of demands and commands, no discussion can ever result in building anything that lasts, but rather ''delays the decision'' as Schmidt put it. People collectively speaking are too feeble brained and irrational to come about with any higher existence without structures which are repressive at first glance, but which truly do allow man to develop to the best of his ability within those set parameters. Liberal discussion only leads to doubt and uncertainty and chaos. As Schmidt and Donoso might put it, politics is the constant dialectical (Donoso was a student somewhat of Hegel) struggle between friends and enemies, and Liberalism only acts as a screen by which the enemy works to undermine civilization and bring about Tyranny.