I 100% agree and your right true Liberalism in the classical sense and what it meant to be a liberal before FDR is dead but FDR is responsible for redefining what it means to be a liberal which is why I call the Bigots of today Pseudo or Modern Liberals because they have noting in common with Classical Liberalism which they dont like that being pointed out and why I dont even consider Modern Conservatives Conservative because most of the ones I know that call themselves conservative are somehow or someway recieving or dependent on entitlements or money from the Government sponsered programs and consider that Conservative or Conservatism which is why they are considered Neo Conservatives or Neo Conservatism.<quoted text>
By that definition of liberalism, liberalism is dead. IMO todays liberals are fascists/nazis/tyrants, call them what you will, they desire to force behavior on others.
Todays' republicans at least nominally want less government and more personal freedom, i certainly do. I disagree with many when it comes to abortion, I'm very pro choice, in fact I'd like to see all unmarried pregnant women have abortions if they are already receiving any taxpayer money.
here is a link that really explains True or Classical Liberalism which todays Liberals are no where close in Ideaology of True Liberals(Classical sense) before the 20th Century.
Prior to the 20th century, classical liberalism was the dominant political philosophy in the United States. It was the political philosophy of Thomas Jefferson and the signers of the Declaration of Independence and it permeates the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Federalist Papers and many other documents produced by the people who created the American system of government. Many of the emancipationists who opposed slavery were essentially classical liberals, as were the suffragettes, who fought for equal rights for women.
What Is Classical Liberalism?
Classical Liberalism vs. Modern Liberalism and Modern Conservatism