Friday, July 3, 2015

"Liberal" or Libertarian?

Is America becoming more "liberal" or more libertarian? I don't think "progressives" should assume it's the former just because support ballooned for gay marriage. Might it just indicate a more general move in support for liberty across the board? Hard to say. The sheeple are inconsistent when polled on specific issues.

A note on liberalism:

Modern libertarianism IS liberalism, though to distinguish it from what Anglo-American liberalism transformed into (a social liberalism that came to advocate more and more state intervention in the economy and society) the term used to distinguish it from welfare/nanny state liberalism is "classical liberalism". Libertarianism (classical liberalism) historically departed radically from traditional conservatism.

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