Man, I "just wasn't feelin' it" ... the "feng shui" wasn't right ... whatever it was ... I've moved the furniture around and cleaned up the place ... so make yourself at home!
OK ... let's talk a little bit about this blog. A short time ago, I posed the question, "what does it mean to be “conservative?”
Wanting to write about what it means to be a conservative, I started thinking (yes, it hurt) ... and the name of this blog, my little portal to the world ... that's what needs to be discussed.
What is classic liberal?
Well ... the best way to put it, is it's Old School Liberalism. It's the match that sparked a bunch of English colonies some years back, igniting a revolution!
Its doctrine, the most eloquent verse of its kind ... is none other than "The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America," authored by a certain Thomas Jefferson.
I will dig into this topic as we go along, but for now, let me try and sum it up for in as few words as possible:
Rights are inalienable not granted. People are the authority, not government. Rights are negative, not positive. Limited government. Free markets.
On this blog, you'll often hear me interchanging the words libertarian, conservative, and classical liberal ... over time, through a series of posts, I'll explain the reasons why. There are differences, but in the real world ... the differences aren't as far apart as they may seem.
Today, there's thousands of political labels with their not-so precise definitions. Too much minutia for me.
We'll take a look at the differing definitions, by picking the few that actually make sense. Then we'll sum it all up, by focusing on the common ground we all share, and looking at why most of the minutia doesn't matter.
We'll start with a more in-depth look at classical liberalism tomorrow.