I wish I found the recent Politics magazine story (pdf) by Reason‘s Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch more persuasive, especially since I agree with six out of the seven policy proposals they outline in the accompanying sidebar (I’ll let you guess which). Unfortunately, I’m not convinced that vague notions of social tolerance, the growth of niche markets, and technological innovation will by themselves lead to a less statist electorate. Nobody who is actually in the business of trying to win votes actually campaigns as if that is the case, not even Ron Paul. That may be because relatively few Americans see the government as a threat to any of their personal preferences.
The Gillespie-Welch article is nevertheless worth a read.
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