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Classical Liberalism
A discussion of classal liberalism and its application to advertisements announcing the candidacies of Hillary Clinton and Sam Brownback.
# 134152 | 750 words | 0 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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The paper discusses how although these two are almost diametrically opposed to one another politically, both draw their fundamental ideas from classical liberalism, therefore, they actually have a strong philosophical core in common.

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"The United States is based on classical liberalism, and current political candidates, whether "liberal" or "conservative" in the current terms, reflect classical liberalism in their views. Classical liberalism stresses four elements: (1) the primacy of the individual; (2) the right to property; (3) limited government; and (4) the universal rule of law. The primacy of the individual reflected a rejection of feudalism, in which the individual had a place fixed by birth and unchanging. By contrast, one great draw of the new world was the notion of making one's own way based on one's own merits. The highest expression of..."

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