Classical liberalism

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Classical liberalism developed as a social philosophy in response to .... Its earliest proponents were .... In the 18th Century which was called the Age of Revolutions, those people most oppressed by the old order realized the social compact theory.... Essentially classical liberalism demands a better allocation of resources through free association, rather than a priori relationships based on force. It demands the end of serfdom and slavery, in order that all may have the opportunity to prosper. All forms of tyranny and oppression, whether economic, emotional, physical, psychological, or spiritual, are to be diminished. No child should be forced to repay the debts of his father, no one should be born into perpetual debt bondage.

The American Revolution, the French Revolution of 1794, and the Haitian Revolution have common roots with the abolition of slavery and the end of colonialism in the 20th century. Parliamentary actions which prevent large segments of the population from having substantive voice in legislating and monarchical actions which usurp the rights and privileges of freemen were especially criticized, and are criticized today by modern classical liberals, the libertarians. The counterrevolution against classical liberalism involves inserting despotic elements into government that prevent the equitable majority from policymaking, while oppressing minorities.

In post-revolution America, there was a need to apply the classical liberal values promoted by the Jeffersonian Democrats within an agricultural economy of family farms centered around towns. As the United States of America were industrializing before the American Civil War, it became apparent that new powers of governance might be necessary to promote the common wealth due to the inequality between laborers and the owners of property. The Jacksonian Democrats refused to recharter the Second Bank of the United States, which was perhaps their finest moment. Political parties include practical people most concerned with maintaining political control, who adopt the popular modes.. . .

Abraham Lincoln described an international conspiracy to extend and make permanent slavery in the United States of America, and worldwide. The glorious opposition to tyranny in all its sybillic forms ....

Classical liberalism can be compared and contrasted to libertarianism (modern classical liberalism) ....

Classical liberalism can be compared and contrasted to socialism .... Various forms of heirarchic socialism including the nuclear family, the extended family, the sept, the clan, the village, the city, the county, the country, national socialism (fascism), international socialism (communism). One common factor is that full participation of the person in the policymaking of the group is limited. Classical liberalism promotes voluntary contracts which become more important the larger the social group is.... The liberal "label" was adopted by the socialist progressives,

Classical liberalism can be compared and contrasted to darwinist capitalism ....

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