29 August 2011

Happy Birthday Mr. Locke

On this day, in 1632, John Locke was born. Considered by scholars to the be father of *classical liberalism, his views on private property were embraced by many of our Founding Fathers and enshrined within our founding documents. 

*Not the version of the kooky American left (socialists).


13thBama said...

Wow, the definition of liberalism is certainly different than the form practiced by progressives...

"Classical liberalism is a 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."

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Yes, the 2011 version of liberalism is nothing more than warmed over (like puke) statism/socialism.