As we approach 2014, and the gear up for the never-ending battle of campaigns, I wanted to reflect on how the change from the simple political parties to the philosophical, the ideologies, the line in the sand.
The American Liberal, has subverted the original Liberalism of the 18th and 19th century. It is no longer on Individual Liberty, but on the Group Equality. While in Classical Liberalism, Equality was a core value, it was never intended to be what it has been twisted into today. Locke had it perfect: it was the “Equality of Authority“. As he writes, “state . . . of equality” as one “wherein all the power and jurisdiction is reciprocal, no one having more than another, there being nothing more evident than that creatures of the same species and rank, promiscuously born to all the same advantages of nature, and the use of the same faculties, should also be equal one amongst another, without subordination or subjection . . . .”. It was intended not for all people to be equal materially, fiscally, but in Authority.
No longer seen that way.
With the ever-growing state, of the dependency on the government for housing, food, college funds, clothing funds, we are developing a society that values fiscal equality over liberty, that wishes to reduce from those that have more, because “It’s not fair”
How do we change that mindset? How do we, as Conservative Constitutionalists show the light to others that Liberty gives birth and grows Equality, whereas Equality over Liberty, will strangle the individuality and ability to be prosperous? How can we show that being Fiscally Responsible is common sense?
Stay tuned, folks, I’ll be discussing that in the coming weeks.