I am an Old Liberal. My ardent beliefs and contours are those of classic liberalism. Central is the profound freedom of individuals. Freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly and economics tops the list too.
Old Classic Liberals like me demand strictly limited government and broad economic freedoms. We believe in Adam Smith. We adhere to the essential principle that all social progress is propelled by individuals and markets.
It's good to be an Old Liberal.
Today, however, being an advocate of classical liberalism and policy makes me a fire-breathing, dues-paying, card-carrying member of the Tea Party Patriots. Here is the offcial Platform of TPP.
1. Eliminate Excessive Taxation
2. Eliminate the National Debt
3. Eliminate Deficit Spending
4. Protect Free Markets
5. Abide by the Constitution of the United States
6. Promote Civic Responsibility
7. Reduce the Overall Size of Government
8. Believe in the People
9. Avoid the Pitfalls of Politics
10. Maintain Local Independence
Are you able to tell me which one is 'crazy' as today's liberal claim of the TPP? (Granted none, not one liberal, even know what they are talking about concerning Liberalism.)
Who are the REAL radicals? Why do supposed modern liberals-Labour-Dems vituperate classic liberalism? It's dopey.
Today's liberals, Labour and Democrats, are hate-fueled, mentally-defective reprobates kneeling at the altar of an imperial govt bureaucracy. In the USA, craven, porn-addled apparatchiks lead deficit-funded Victorian-era govt agencies.
Sniveling Labour--Liberals-Dems demagogues have objectively rejected pluralism and liberalism. They are circa 1800 subjects; they are not free citizens nor individuals. The consequences are painful and dire.
Contrary what mass, lamestream media claims, civil society is propelled by anarchy. Not the spoiled-brats from affluent suburbs in Guy Fawkes masks, but authentic anarchy --
Anarchy, aka civil society: the absence of direct or coercive government as a political ideal and the cooperative and voluntary association of individuals and groups as the principal mode of organized society — an – without; archy – govt/leader.
Authentic liberals know govt is a necessary evil and a little goes a long, very long way. For obese, failed central govt, discretion is indeed the better part of valour.
Recall, for authentic liberals, more govt is not the solution; more govt is the problem.
In the UK, Cameron cut govt by 4% in his term and received higher poll opinions and won reelection. Same for Clinton in the 90s. Remember, 'The Era of Big Govt is Oh-ver.? Bravo. Classic liberalism.
Shrinking the cancer of malignant govt helps the patient, and everyone else. For govt, the treatment to get well, to restore liberalism, will be years of fasting and a lot of Internet and technology.
- Beyond BridgesFounder and CEO
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