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September 13, 2013

George Will: I've Become a Libertarian Because the Central Government Has Made Itself Ludicrous

Indeed.

More recently Will has become a champion of libertarianism, both in print and on the air. "America is moving in the libertarians’ direction," Will wrote in a 2011 review of The Declaration of Independents, "not because they have won an argument but because government and the sectors it dominates have made themselves ludicrous."

At about 21:00 in the video, he brings up a point, briefly, that I talked about at length in the last podcast: The enervating nature of Government Control. He notes America doesn't seem to have "energy" anymore.

Well, yes. A wild dog will be spirited. A kept dog will be docile.

The government is training us to be docile and dependent.

So that's where the American Spirit went. We elected a government to put it down.


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