Another comment by Dan Gilbert:
“Classical liberalism” is the term used to designate the ideology advocating private property, an unhampered market economy, the rule of law, constitutional guarantees of freedom of religion and of the press, and international peace based on free trade. Up until around 1900, this ideology was generally known simply as liberalism. The qualifying “classical” is now usually necessary, in English-speaking countries at least (but not, for instance, in France), because liberalism has come to be associated with wide-ranging interferences with private property and the market on behalf of egalitarian goals. This version of liberalism — if such it can still be called — is sometimes designated as “social,” or (erroneously) “modern” or the “new,” liberalism. – Mises Institute.
Today what we have is Statism masquerading as Liberalism.
And that is exactly what we have! And, it is no secret why if you just take a look. You can follow the Obama administration’s agenda and tactics point-by-point simply by picking up a copy of Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky and reading for your selves. Saul Alinsky was a communist agitator. His book is both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton’s political strategy manual.
Indeed, Hillary Clinton was greatly influenced by Saul Alinsky. She did disagree with some of his methodology and argued that to effect the real change Alinsky advocated, you had to become part of the system and bring it down from within. This translates into … do whatever it takes to get elected (including lie, cheat and steal), and once in the system work to bring about its downfall. Yeah, I know. It ‘s all a “vast right-wing conspiracy!” Do you remember that saying we had as young kids … whomever calls someone else a name – is really it. There is a lot of truth to that childish saying. Can you name one positive and successful thing accomplished by Hillary Clinton as First Lady, as a senator from New York, or as Secretary of State? I can’t. Neither could a panel of liberal voters given that question during a panel discussion. You can see it here. But, you can find her at the center of several questionable scandals and possibly illegal actions
Previously unpublished correspondence between Hillary Clinton and the late left-wing organizer Saul Alinsky reveals new details about her true relationship with the controversial Chicago communist activist and shed light on her early ideological development.
Clinton met with Alinsky several times in 1968 while writing a Wellesley college thesis about his theory of community organizing. Her relationship with Saul Alinsky, and her support for his philosophy, continued for several years after she entered Yale law school in 1969 as demonstrated by two letters Clinton wrote to Alinsky. These letters can be viewed here.
These letters are part of the archives for the Industrial Areas Foundation, a training center for community organizers founded by Alinsky, which are housed at the University of Texas at Austin. The IAF is also, incidentally, where Obama received his political “community organizer” training and served as an instructor for a time.
The letters also suggest that Alinsky, who died in 1972, had a deeper influence on Clinton’s early political views than previously known.