We less government types want the government doing as little as conceivably possible.
Fortunately for us – so did the Founding Fathers. And they drafted and ratified the Constitution to do exactly that – limit the federal government’s activities to a few, specifically proscribed things.
And the Founders strenuously recommended that state and local governments not do very much either. Because they knew a fundamental truth of life:
Government stinks at doing everything. Because…human nature.
Behold again my Wallet Rule:
If you go out on a Friday night with your wallet – and you go out the following Friday night with my wallet – on which Friday night are you going to have more fun?
Obviously, you’re going to have a whole lot more fun with my wallet – because you don’t care what my wallet looks like at the end of the evening. More