The Fundamental Insight of Libertarianism
I ran across this long ago, but forgot to post it. According to Jonah Goldberg:
The fundamental insight of libertarianism is that the government is the government. It cannot be your mommy, your daddy, your big brother, your nanny, your friend, your buddy, your god, your salvation, your church or your conscience. It is the government. A big bureaucracy charged with certain responsibilities, some of which it is qualified to carry out, many of which it is not.I think he nails it pretty well.