Something those of us with a libertarian bent should be careful of:
If you reflect only scorn for government, it's hard to get anyone who hasn't already drunk the Kool-Aid to take your opinions on the topic seriously.
This is not to disparage the argument that government is too large, for which the case is strong. But holding government in sneering contempt is a misinformed corruption of that sentiment.
Our Founding Fathers, fondly quoted by limited-government advocates, didn't view government as evil, but as a flawed institution with some important jobs to do. They studied how government worked and they served in office, not because they viewed government with disdain, but because they knew the importance of good government.
I know that at times I've slipped into "all government is bad all the time" extremism, and that's a dangerous attitude, even when it is just a kneejerk reaction to liberals who never see anything done by government as wrong. There are certain things only government can do, and we should cheer it on when it does them. The trick is