Big Government

Big Government is the antithesis of liberty, economic freedom, rights, and civilization. In a free, civilized society, the only proper function of government is to protect individual rights through the following mechanisms: 1) police, to protect us against criminals, 2) courts, to protect contracts and to settle disputes, and 3) military, to protect the nation against rebellion and invasion.

The following illustration shows the political spectrum of freedom vs. statism:

Source: The Objective Standard

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