Friday, 4 March 2016

No Limited Government Under a National Security State

Increasing The "Security State" Of ANY Nation Guarantees Larger Central Government!
Conservatives have long professed to be advocates of “limited government.” They often employ the phrase in their favorite mantra, “free enterprise, private property, and limited government.” As I pointed out in my blog post yesterday, “Conservatives and the Free Market,” Conservatives also profess to be advocates of free enterprise but then endorse practically every statist program that comes down the pike, including Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, farm subsidies, education grants, the drug war, immigration controls, and much, much more.
Needless to say, all of those statist programs add up to something other than limited government. But the deception in which conservative engage goes far beyond their devotion to the welfare state.Much worse is their undying devotion to the national-security establishment part of the federal government. That’s because that’s the part that is the very opposite of limited government.
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3 comments:

  1. What do these half-ass libertarians mean by "limited government"? If he means "limited voluntary government," then that's already anarchism or a system of no rulers, but not "no rules," since the non-initiation of force principle and also defense of any violation of that principle WITH immediate force at all times. What else is needed? Taking of responsibility for free choices and actions. But that's not what the half-ass libertarians want. "Limited Government" to them means a "limited area" where the principle of non-initiation of force does not apply, a limited area of activities where you have to be extorted "for your own good," etc. It's nothing but the same old collectivist/tribalist scam against individuals.


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  2. Correctin: . . . since the non-initiation of force principle and also defense of any violation of that principle WITH immediate force at all times would apply and would be the first thing every child in that kind of society would learn.


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    1. Correction of correction:

      Correction: . . . since the non-initiation of force principle and also defense of any violation of that principle WITH immediate force at all times would apply and would be the first thing every child in that kind of society learns.


      ~ Negentropic MK III

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