Five Things the [US] Government Should Not Be Involved In

Digg This After a recent discussion with someone, I decided that I am most decidedly against bigger government. As I have said before, “Less government is good government” (notice that I did not say no government as I am not an anarchist). Following is a list of five things that I think that government should not be involved in or have anything to say about it.

  1. Marriage. Marriage is between you and whoever or whatever you want. If you want to marry a donkey, then go for it.
  2. Foreign Entanglements. Countries are going to fight amongst themselves so long as there are countries. Then when we do away with countries (and borders and sovereignty) we will be fighting amongst our factions and clicks. So, why bother fighting other people’s battles? In other words I am a non-interventionalist.
  3. Education. If you want to go to school, then go. If you don’t want to go, then don’t (such as just learning some sort of trade. I’m fine with that). Quit making these retarded “standardized” tests that, well, IMHO, hinder some of the accelerated students and frustrate the others because their talents are elsewhere.
  4. Religion. There should be no tax-exempt religious organizations. I think that government support of religious institutions is problematic especially when someone claims a “non-standard” religion, or a non-religion (atheism). Should they too be tax-exempt? Furthermore, if you are a politician, I could care less about what you practice. If you make good laws, then you are the one for the job…
  5. Child rearing. If my child does something retarded like go to the grocery store and smash a can of Pepsi on the floor. He needs to be spanked (and then hugged). He will remember the spanking and remember that you are the boss when it comes to the rules. (However, the hug will reinforce the love and acceptance of oneself even when they know they’ve disappointed you). I don’t need the government telling me how to raise my kids or that I can’t discipline them.

I’m sure that there are more, but this is what is on my head right now…


6 Responses to “Five Things the [US] Government Should Not Be Involved In”

  1. 4 April 2008 at 02:13

    I came across your blog on Technorati. Nice site layout. I will stop by and read more soon.

    Mike Harmon

  2. 2 Rachel
    27 August 2008 at 10:53


  3. 10 September 2009 at 12:20

    Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. :) Cheers! Sandra. R.

  4. 4 Taylor
    2 June 2011 at 06:27

    I think all your ideas ware good and I agree with them, however your use of the word “retarded” severly hinders the effectiveness of your argument.

  5. 2 June 2011 at 08:18

    Taylor, I know in the age of political correctness it is improper to call someone/something “retarded” when you mean “stupid.”

    However, I don’t really care. I’m not in this for political correctness.

  6. 6 DJ
    3 June 2011 at 06:04

    Political Corectness is a large player in what has ruined America. It allows the ignorant to remina hidden. When the freedom of expression is utilized everyon can see and hear who the narrow-minded are and can then avoid them.

    @Taylor, How does the use of retarded in the context in which K2 used it hinder his arguments effectiveness?

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