Originally posted by MBM:quote:
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.
Conservatives aren't the only people who want the government to leave them alone. Libertarians and liberals also want the government to leave them alone in certain areas (for libertarians, most areas). It's just a matter of which areas for most people.
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.
I'm not sure I quite catch on to what you're saying here.