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Classical liberalism was dedicated to the liberty of individuals

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To the editor,

How is it that anyone can say they know or even pretend to know the mind of Adolph Hitler; no one sent him anywhere but that he would have them do so. "Almost nothing" is yet something of which just a tinge of will excite the palate such that the "Kool Aid" will go down. A little history will tell that a German Christen organization, the "Congress of the League of the Just" opened in London on June 2, 1847. Engels attended (Marx couldn't), the organization was hijacked ...

To the editor,

How is it that anyone can say they know or even pretend to know the mind of Adolph Hitler; no one sent him anywhere but that he would have them do so. "Almost nothing" is yet something of which just a tinge of will excite the palate such that the "Kool Aid" will go down. A little history will tell that a German Christen organization, the "Congress of the League of the Just" opened in London on June 2, 1847. Engels attended (Marx couldn't), the organization was hijacked by Marx & Engels as they themselves had been unable to attract members to their own organization. Their Communion of Men (communist) sought a society based on freely associated individuals; socialism was just a transitional stage to it. Nazi’s didn’t despise socialism, just any variation in conflict to their own, which in most cases were communists. The Social Democrat Party the oldest political party in Germany — est. in 1875 — was one of the first Marxist-influenced parties in the world. Nazis sought a "purer" (in their minds) socialism. What is so difficult to accept about that? An apple is an apple no matter from what tree it is picked.

Classical liberalism is the philosophy committed to the ideal of limited government, constitutionalism, rule of law, due process, and liberty of individuals including freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and free markets. Libertarianism has been used in modern times as a substitute for the phrase "neo-classical liberalism".

In late nineteenth century social liberalism developed in Europe, in Germany, left-liberals sought their ends through the workers.

I would suppose that the classical liberals should be loudly discounting the use of the term "liberal" as applied by those today, 180 degrees opposite, hijacking the term. They took it upon themselves to again hijack the term progressive from the progressive Republican Theodore Roosevelt, as a way of repurposing their ideology.

For those who might wonder what is to be made sense of all of this hocus-pocus, it is after all just a sham, away of diverting our attention just long enough for the trick to be played.

It is a diversion of our attention from that longest living national government document in the world, the U. S. Constitution — which the original 13 states wrote, established and approved that created the federal government.

A document which guarantees the people a republican form of government (ref: article IV). Note please it does not guarantee a democratic form of government; mainly because it hadn’t been invented yet, that happened later over in the "old world" where the term freedom had little reality. So much for that; divest yourself of the idea that a montage of ideas cobbled together over the last 200 years some how is better than that document which reasoning, rational men of good conscience sat together to create 225 yrs ago, which has lead to the existence of the greatest nation the world has ever know. Based on governance through the unalienable right of conscience.

G.W. Brooks

Meredith