- Nov 20, 2008
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I don't think the free market is infallible and believe there is a need for limited government. A Jeffersonian type Constitutional republic where the federal government has oversight for defense, ensuring interstate commerce, disputes between states, and foreign relations. And maybe a few others. I don't know how the free market would address these areas, and frankly don't care, because if we ever returned to this our government would be so massively smaller than it is now I wouldn't care about the distinction between limited government and a total free market.
States and local governments should be the incubators that have autonomy to try different things and to let people live in communities where the local government reflects their values. We don't need "national solutions" to health care, traditional vs gay marriage, abortion and a thousand other issues.
I would agree with a fair amount of that. Thanks. I'm certain I'm favorable toward higher government involvement than yourself, primarily in drivers of technology, energy, and etc., but government should always be limited in extent, lest it get too powerful, and particularly in the wrong hands. I do feel that, at this point, the health care industry is the main area in which increasing gov't involvement is necessitated, since whatever "market" exists is pounding the customer, and health care is not just something one can choose not to accept, at least much of the time.