If It Looks Like Bullshit and Smells Like Bullshit, I Say It’s Bullshit, and I Say the Hell With It
Bill Quick

Michael Gerson: Problems the tea party would ignore – The Washington Post

For libertarians and their ideological relatives, the guiding principle is the maximization of individual liberty. It is a theory of government consisting mainly of limits and boundaries. The light is almost always red.

Conservatism (as Peter Wehner and I explain in our recent National Affairs essay, “A Conservative Vision of Government”) offers a different principle of public action — though one a bit more difficult to explain than “go” or “stop.”

Yeah, right.  It’s a bit more difficult to “explain” because it’s neither conservative nor does it involve any principles beyond that the state must always expand in order to “do good,” according to our metrics of “good.”

Whenever they tell you it’s “difficult to explain,” get ready to be baffled by bullshit.  The Framers wrote the Constitution in plain English.  And they didn’t tell you it was hard to understand.  Finally, what the Framers understood was that government itself was dangerous to the liberties of the people and, unlike flim-flam statists like Gerson, they did everything they could to keep the powers of government under strict limit and control.

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Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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