Originally posted by toussaint:
Of course government itself isn't the problem. I'm only saying, as stated above, that it needs to be limited to its legitimate duties- the most important of which is to protect the lives and rights of its citizens.
Well, it's an important distinction. Conservatives want limited government so they can be left alone to "do their thing" without the encumbrance of government oversight, taxation, and intervention. Others are actually more purely anti-government for philosophical reasons. If you are really against being subjugated by the elite class through the vehicle of government - then that's an entirely different matter.