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Today’s “liberals” aren’t liberal   Lecture and Books

Started 27-Mar by Ø¿æÜ (Wunderlost); 1428 views.

Tracinski is correct to put quotation marks around “liberal.” 

Today’s “liberals” aren’t liberal; they are really progressives.  Progressives reject the Constitution and the limited government of the Founders.  

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'Liberals' Aren't Liberal


By Robert Curry

Have you read Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom?  It is the little book that became a surprise bestseller and inspired Reagan and Thatcher.  In it, Hayek demonstrated that allowing the government to acquire increased control over the economy would inevitably lead to the loss of liberty.

Over at The Federalist, Robert Tracinski, without mentioning Hayek, makes Hayek’s argument in a few hundred well-chosen words.

November 1, 2014

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2014/11/liberals_arent_liberal.html

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maxi4

From: maxi4

30-Mar

Tell me more about the rejection of the constitution and  the limited  government of the founders. I guess medicare is part of this progressive surge.  What specifically  has been rejected from the constitution. Thank you.

Sylveria

From: Sylveria

30-Mar

Hayek’s book, perhaps Tracinski’s essay is a must read; it will inspire everyone.  The book is extremly readable and well-written as the essay.


The Road to Serfdom

This book is worth reading, and it can also inspire you towards politics, philosophy, and economics

https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.218162

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Sylveria

From: Sylveria

30-Mar

The Constitution of Liberty

The guided path of freedom for several countries, he also states that these ideals should not change even now and should continue to guide us even in future.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0226315371?tag=digbooks-20

From the $700 billion bailout of the banking industry to president Barack Obama’s $787 billion stimulus package to the highly controversial passage of federal health-care reform, conservatives and concerned citizens alike have grown increasingly fearful of big government.

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The charter of freedom gives a new generation the opportunity to learn from his enduring wisdom. Hayek's "The Constitution of Liberty" is one of the most significant books in social theory written in the twentieth century.

maxi4

From: maxi4

31-Mar

Well said. Who would that be>?

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Obezlix

From: Obezlix

31-Mar

maxi4 said:

Well said. Who would that be>?

You don't know who President Abraham Lincoln is?

- He became the United States’ 16th President in 1861, issuing the Emancipation Proclamation that declared forever free those slaves within the Confederacy in 1863.

maxi4

From: maxi4

31-Mar

Very funny. Who is it that would pervert the constitution?

  • Edited 31 March 2021 15:02  by  maxi4
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