The Pros And Cons Of Classical Liberalism

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I believe that classical liberalism sets out the best possible way to organize a functional society. I will discuss why liberalism is the leading way to manage a body of people due to their perspective regarding human nature, human rights as well as their ideas about limited government and free trade. Overtime, we have seen that humans are naturally self-sufficient and are in no way dependent upon others. This provides the reasoning that a large-scale government is needless. Independent individuals allow a society to prosper with a free trade economy because humans are self-motivated and those who aspire to succeed can do so. Although these reasons are what make liberalism superior to any other way a civilization could be managed or organized, …show more content…
Although each of these ideologies have valid points, they do not bear the coherent reasoning that classical liberalism possesses. In regards to human nature, liberals’ views are accurate as they believe humans are self-sufficient beings and are capable of doing things on their own. With this being said, communitarianism differs from the theories of traditional liberalism. Communitarians believe that humans are social, compassionate and interdependent beings (Communitarianism Lecture). This means that humans care for one another and are not driven by greediness; rather they are driven by their desire to do good for those around them. Evolutionary philosopher and communitarian theorist Jean-Jacques Rousseau said that humans are like animals (Communitarianism Lecture). This after we know that animals only harm …show more content…
Classical liberals believe one has the right to do, say and believe what they want. However, not all ideologies agree with this conception. For example, Classical conservatives believe that the church and state should be one and that families should be structured and organized similarly with distinct gender roles. In an ideal conservative society, men have the jobs and women stay home and take care of the children. In addition, conservatives believe that there should be no distinction between the church and the state, meaning that the practices of a specific religion (in this case Christianity) should not only be used in politics but also taught in schools and practiced throughout the society. All this because there is a conception that “God is wiser than [us], so it makes sense to follow the Bible rather than [our] own [playbooks]” (Deaver 32). With this being said, I wonder, how could this ever be successful when this theory is exclusive of so many people in a modern society? Making this a reason why classical liberalism is the best possible way to manage a society. Liberals believe that all humans are created equally; they believe no one person is more important than another regardless of their ethnicity, gender, sexuality or religion. In regards to gender roles, a woman deciding to stay home

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