Author Archives: Globalmitch

The Case Against Big Government

The arguments for small government are obvious and common sensical to many Americans. Henry David Thoreau (not Jefferson, as is often erroneously thought) said pithily: “That government is best which governs least.” Resistance to larger government can be traced from America’s Founding Fathers all the way through to the avatar of modern conservatism, Ronald Reagan, who famously railed against big

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Just How Useless is the Government?

The British comedy troupe Monty Python famously skewered many subjects in their satirical movie The Life of Brian. One such subject was the attitude that government is useless. For far too long in America, the government has been depicted as an ineffectual organization. One where your taxes are wasted and our elected officials are uniformly corrupt and incompetent. The very

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