Gary Johnson on the Stossel show

Gary Johnson on John Stossel’s show this past Thursday. Damn, what a president Gary Johnson would make!

I wish they had posted John Stossel’s wrap-up segment, “Stossel’s Take”, but fortunately I was able to locate it on YouTube. This isn’t the best video quality, but John Stossel in his closing remarks to this past Thursday’s show, does an excellent job of explaining why he is (and why I am) a libertarian.

Let us all argue about things like drug use and poverty, but let no one be coerced by government. Beyond the small amount needed to fund a limited government that keeps us safe, do not let government forcibly take other people’s money. ‘When in doubt, leave it out’, or rather, leave it to the market and other voluntary institutions.

But sadly, that’s not how most people think; most people think problems are things that are solved by laws. They assume it’s just the laziness or stupidity of the “other side’s” politicians that prevent government from solving our problems. But government rarely solves problems.

Government is inefficient, and again, government is force. That’s why it’s better if government doesn’t try to address most of life’s problems. There’s nothing government can do that we cannot do better as free individuals, and groups of individuals working together voluntarily.

Without big government, our possibilities are limitless.


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