... Hmm, gun control and the Drug War. A libertarian paradise. ... since; ... No protectionism here!Message 1 of 32 , Mar 1, 2009View Source
> There are a few prohibitions within Christiania's confines: noHmm, gun control and the Drug War. A libertarian paradise.
> violence,theft, weapons, cars, rocker (biker gang) badges, or hard
> drugs(everything but cannabis).
> in the late '70s, the community mobilized to bodilysince;
> remove heroin users and dealers in the momentous Junk Blockade of
> 197980, successfully prohibiting all drugs but pot and hash ever
> the ban is enforced by the cannabis merchants.No protectionism here!
In a message dated 3/3/2009 12:37:27 AM Central Standard Time, ... That depends upon your definition. The usual notion of the classical liberals is the groupMessage 32 of 32 , Mar 3, 2009View SourceIn a message dated 3/3/2009 12:37:27 AM Central Standard Time, haljam@... writes:
Yes, of course. The men who drew up the U.S. Constitution and
submitted it for popular approval (as that concept was understood in
the late 18th Century) were not classical liberals.
That depends upon your definition. The usual notion of the "classical liberals" is the group of 19th century British intellectuals, not the founding fathers.
"Classical liberalism" had a lot to do with advocacy of free trade, which wasn't the main thrust of the American Revolution.
Some of the American revolutionaries such as Jefferson might be considered proto classical liberals; others such as Washington not.
Bill Green has clarified that his reference to the term was a generic concept of freedom, not reference to the intellectual group.
In any event, classical liberalism didn't entail requiring citizens to individually approve the constitution (as was the discussion subject in the original thread about classical liberalism).
Ratification of the American Constitution was done by state legislatures, members of which were white male property owners voted for by white male property owners.
If I recall correctly, part of the British classical liberal agenda was the elimination of the property ownership requirement for voting.