Conversation Between FDR and Classical Liberal
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FDR can thank Thomas Jefferson for the favourable view history has of him. When Jefferson was asked how he would make sure only good men become the president he responded with
Let no more be heard of confidence in men, but rather bind them down by the chains of the Constitution
I like classical liberalism because I believe that human beings are not sacraficial animals whos only purpose of their existance is to be used for the common good. And in addition I do not think that institution that operates on the use of force should be encourage to be involved in the affairs of men. I also think the only way man will and has improved his state is through voluntary exchange and not government compulsion.
I like FDR because I thought that his 'New Deal' was genius, and despite what the WSJ may say, really did make a difference in the depression, and I think that in current times, leaders should employ some similar policies to that FDR implemented. I also like him because of his proposed "second bill of rights", which most of his administration implemented in post war Europe when rebuilding (universal healthcare, education...)
I'd like to ask you now, why Classic Liberalism?
Why do you like FDR?