Monday, February 1, 2010

Both Sides of the Coin

Writing about the recently-departed Howard Zinn, GMU economist Donald Boudreaux makes the simplest, most fundamental, argument for limited government:
Were Zinn still alive, I would ask him why the very same government that he believes scurrilously, cold-bloodedly, and deceptively sends young people off to die in unjustified wars is to be trusted on the home front with the task of rearranging America’s own economy and society.

Seems to me that an evil brute pointing guns at foreigners remains an evil brute when he turns ’round to point those guns at fellow citizens.