Classical Liberals


Friends of Classical Liberals
People who are nice to us. Pals, buddies, acquaintances, relatives, people we met at a bar one night...

 Dameocrat Blog
A founder of Classical Liberals vents on the issues of the day.

 Left Hook!
Scurrilous trash by left-wing hoodlums. News and views for those who like their politics hardboiled.

 Left Hook! The Blog
A loud, angry blog by the same leftist rabble.

 Critiques of Libertarianism
Large index compiled by that nice Huben boy who's always giving those dreadful Libertarians such a hard time.

 Empires Fall
A YouthAgainstBush takes rhetorical arms against a sea of troubles.

A Peter O'Toole Shrine
Hey, everyone needs a hobby...

 jriddle's Comics Comments
And some are better than others.

 The Dig
Movie commentary that has little to do with classical liberalism, but is still pretty good.


 Six Historic Americans
John Remsburg's 1906 book examines half a dozen important American freethinkers (Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, and U.S. Grant).

 The Constitution Society
A seemingly bottomless resource for primary sources.

 The American Colonist's Library
Self-described as "a massive collection of the literature and documents which were most relevant to the colonists' lives in America. If it isn't here, it probably is not available online anywhere." While the latter boast isn't quite true, the site is an invaluable--and, like the Constitution Society--seemingly bottomless resource.

 Thomas Jefferson
One of everyone's favorite classical liberals.

 The Writings of Thomas Jefferson
Albert Ellery Bergh's complete 1903 "Memorial Edition" of Jefferson's writings, in plain text format.

 The Thomas Jefferson Digital Archive
The University of Virginia's online Jefferson resources.

 The Thomas Jefferson Papers
Image scans of Jefferson's writings from the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress.

 The Correspondence of Thomas Jefferson
Many of Jefferson's letters, arranged alphabetically by subject by the School of Cooperative Individualism.

 Positive Atheism's Big List of Jefferson Quotations
"Thomas Jefferson on Religion & Liberty." Says it all.

 Historical Writings: Thomas Jefferson
Also from Positive Atheism. Contains some of Jefferson's writings and some commentary on his writings from over the centuries.

 The Papers of Thomas Jefferson
From the Avalon Project at Yale Law School.

Jefferson Sites by Eyler Robert Coates, Sr.
When it comes to Jefferson, the late Mr. Coates was the Grandmaster of layman scholars on the internet. He's no longer with us, but, fortunately for all of us, his work remains. We've preserved his own descriptions of his various sites below.

 Thomas Jefferson on Politics & Government
"Over 2,700 excerpts from Jefferson's writings arranged under 56 subjects provide a complete outline of Jefferson's political philosophy and explain the founding principles of American self-government."

 The Jefferson Bible
"Jefferson separated the ethical teachings of Jesus from the religious dogma and other supernatural elements that are part of the Gospel accounts. This site presents Jefferson's selection and arrangement of the texts in a 'corrected' King James Version."

 Rayner's Life of Jefferson
"A completely revised and corrected edition of B. L. Rayner's biography, published originally in 1834, that emphasizes the role of republican principles in Jefferson's life and thought. It contains many excerpts from Jefferson's writings, as well as anecdotes taken from the writings of those who knew Jefferson."

 Thomas Jefferson on Religious Freedom
"A complete copy of Jefferson's Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom in the State of Virginia, with a comparison to the Act as passed by the Virginia Legislature."

 The Jeffersonian Perspective
"Commentary on today's social and political issues based on the writings of Thomas Jefferson. 50+ essays that critique national policies from the perspective of this nation's founding principles."

 Objectivism & Thomas Jefferson
"Seven essays on the philosophy of Ayn Rand that examine in detail the fundamental differences between Rand's philosophy and the political philosophy of Jefferson and the Founding Fathers."

 Jefferson FAQ
"Hundreds of questions sent in by visitors to the above websites, with answers by the editor."

Thomas Paine
A much shorter list than Jefferson, mostly due to repetition. EVERYBODY has "Common Sense." If only that were true in life...

 The Thomas Paine National Historical Association
An excellent site, containing Philip S. Foner's 1945 edition of the "Complete Writings of Thomas Paine."

 Thomas Paine
Resources at Internet Infidels.

 Meet Thomas Paine
"Visionary Revolutionary." From Media Visions Journal. Includes a biography and many links.

 Positive Atheism's Big List of Paine Quotations
Just what it says.

 Historical Writings: Thomas Paine
Also from Positive Atheism. Contains several selections of Paine's writings and many commentaries from various writers over the centuries. A good page.