There are people of good will and good sense who disagree with the Libertarian desire for a smaller, less costly government.
They see government spending as a net good, they see central control as a benefit, and elected authority as a comfort.
I don't get it.
I win some arguements with these folks, some arguments end prematurely, and some taper off into the weeds and thickets of guns and ObamaCare and that single mother with 5 kids who just can't make it on the minimum wage paid by greedy corporations.
In my way of thinking, I'm the best judge of how my money should be spent. And if I'm going to take someone else's money by force, it better be for a great cause. I have lots of friends and meet lots of people who don't see it that way, though.
Well, there is now an online "sincerity detector" that will be useful in these little spats. Anyone with an iPhone, iPad, or a laptop can see if their Statist friends are truly committed to the cause. (Most of the time, they're just posturing.)
If someone claims that the government is the best judge of how to spend money, send them here.
Ask them to put up or shut up.