Does “Classical Liberal” = Marxist?
The Liberals of the 19th century opposed the divine rule of kings and the mercantilist system which gave exclusive trade rights to favored individuals, joint stock companies and firms like the East India Company. They supported equitable taxation and free trade without restrictions within the capitalist system. They supported Democracy and the rights of the people to air their grievances. The most articulate American supporter of those positions was Thomas Jefferson although he certainly had his issues with slavery and petty politics when he was in the arena.
Where have I seen you endorse these ideals? Nowhere.
Instead you support news stories like this which are the invention of the modern socialist Democrats who are anything but “Classical Liberals.” The worst of them are Marxists. Their plans are to go back to the bad old days when a small ruling class ran and decided everything. That’s why I call them “Regressives” instead of their preferred name, “Progressives.” They want to go back to the days of the kings and the lords, except the ruling class will be high government officials instead of hereditary monarchs and lords.
The Classical Liberals believed in freedom. As Barry Goldwater said many years ago, the modern liberals co-opted the term for themselves which made them seem like people who believed in the will of the people. In their modern incantation, they don’t. Instead they whine like spoiled children because they lost a fair election.