True Liberals should come back to their original philosophical home – The Pro-Liberty Right.
John Stossel recently posted a video on the journey of [Classic] Liberal Dave Rubin from the Left. In the video he relates his similar experience of moving from the Left to libertarian ideals. The experience of both was that Pro-Liberty Right is willing to discuss the issues in a rational manner. This is contrasted with the Socialist-Left in shouting down the opposition.
Mr. Rubin speculated that:
It comes down to treating people as individuals rather than groups. “If you believe in the individual, then you fundamentally understand that individuals are different. So you are willing to sit down with someone different than you,”
Favouring individual rights and freedoms is part of the definition of the word Liberal as opposed to the Left treating people collectively – in groups.
Perhaps it is time for True Liberals to Leave the Left.
There has always been a definitional dichotomy between the Socialist-Left and true Liberals with the later favouring individual liberty, free trade, and moderate political and social reform. While the former favours ‘radical, reforming, or socialist views’.
Recent events should be a ‘walk up call’ to some that they should be leaving the radicals still trying to impose their socialist national agenda on everyone. They need to come back to the Pro-Liberty Right where they truly belong. We might have qualms over certain issues, but at least we all believe in Liberty.