Sabine Herold - classical liberal? Not so fast...

Andrew Ian Castel-Dodge has a dissenting opinion on Sabine Herold, the 21-year old college student being hailed by some as the great liberal hope for France.

Sabine is pro-European Union, so she is not a classical liberal. That is akin to a libertarian who admired the USSR. It does not work. If you have read any of the treaties or even the history of the founding of the EU, you will realise that the EU was never meant to be anything close to "classical liberal". It is to be an undemocratic, monolithic statist socialist super-state.

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Mlle. Herold has an uncanny ability to capture her audience's attention

Alas, it seems some of the male libertarians around are not thinking with their brain, but with other parts of their anatomy.

Guilty as charged!

Edit: A follow-up post is found here.

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I plead guilty also. Also,

I plead guilty also.

Also, Andrew Castel-Dodge is overlooking the fact that having a young French person genuinely interested in the classical liberal tradition is a great thing and something to celebrate. And I think she is going to learn.

Indeed, I think that her

Indeed, I think that her current appreciation for the EU may be more "error" than principle- and that upon further reflection on liberal values she, too, will understand that the EU is a monstrosity. For indeed how many other "pro-EU" politicos speak in favor of either classical liberalism (in general) or of crushing unions and eliminating the dead hand of state from the market?

Dentro de los padres de la

Dentro de los padres de la UE encontramos a liberales, sin ir m?s lejos a Schuman. De hecho, nada m?s liberal que la apertura de fronteras, lo que sucede es que puede tender a convertirse en un super estado, pero esto no quiere decir que la instituc?n en si sea mala, todo lo contrario, lo que esta claro es que puede ser manipulada. Para eso debemos estar los jovenes liberales, para tratar de salvaguarder las libertades, pero con la UE somos m?s libres que antes.
Hay que aplaudir acciones como la de esta chica francesa, y no dejarnos llevar por el machismo o el fundamentalismo.

Dentro de los padres de la

Dentro de los padres de la UE encontramos a liberales, sin ir m?s lejos a Schuman. De hecho, nada m?s liberal que la apertura de fronteras, lo que sucede es que puede tender a convertirse en un super estado, pero esto no quiere decir que la instituc?n en si sea mala, todo lo contrario, lo que esta claro es que puede ser manipulada. Para eso debemos estar los jovenes liberales, para tratar de salvaguarder las libertades, pero con la UE somos m?s libres que antes.
Hay que aplaudir acciones como la de esta chica francesa, y no dejarnos llevar por el machismo o el fundamentalismo.