...in the classical (original) meaning of the label.
Austro-libertarianism is the closest thing to classical liberalism that I can find. Just a more advanced understanding of economics, thanks to Menger, von Mises, Rothbard, et al.
It's odd ... the conservative platform (that is, the stuff they PRETEND to believe in but abandon at the drop of a cowboy hat) is actually closer to classical liberalism than the modern day liberal platform. That's why Ron Paul went Republican ... because he could say, "hey, just look at the things you claim you support and you'll see that I'm the closest thing you've got to a true conservative."
So, next time any of you wanna have a little fun with a neo-con, just remind them that 200 years ago they'd probably be called a liberal. They'll just love hearing that. heh
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Fuck 'em all, we don't need 'em
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