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The Question of More or Less Government

Dave64 Wrote: Jun 28, 2012 7:36 AM
We also should get rid of the DEA and stop the failed war on drugs. Legalize and tax. No more foreign aid to Israel and Pakistan too. You want less government and business regulation? Well smaller government means smaller government. No more "big government" to regulate personal behavior and enforce "morals". Use the minimum amount of laws necessary to keep a free society, where personal choice is secondary only to those choices that infringe on others' own rights.
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Theoretically, the elemental political choice in a democratic system is between more government or less—more government control over our lives and livelihood, or less; more government spending and programs than the year before, or less; more government power, or less.

In practice, for as long as I can remember, the choice for Americans has been between the party that wants more government (the Democrats, or the party of Big Government) and the party that still wants more government, but a little bit less more (the Republicans, or the...