Recent events have pretty much left me where I’ve always been on these issues, only more so. The more I see of what people do when they have power over others, the less willing I am to acquiesce in their getting power over me. And the more I see of how each incremental victory only whets the appetites of those who crave power over me, the more determined I am that they should not only never gain another inch, the need to be rolled back, wholesale.
Our positions are almost exactly the same on each of these issues.
Increasingly, I want government to be more like a referee in that I want it in the background, not part of the game. Provide the military, decent highways, and perhaps give a helping hand up to the needy. I would give every spare penny to the politician proclaimed we have enough laws, he will vote for nothing new besides a budget. How can we possibly need thousands of new regulations and laws every year?