….Taylor criticizes libertarians who complain about that and “reflexively” talk about “taxes and spending and regulation. Other things are important too, like war! War is the engine of the growth of the state. Hundreds of thousands of people die.”
All true. We libertarians should probably talk less about taxes and more about what we’d do about ISIS and how to help poor people without using government force.
But I won’t “soften” my arguments. I know they are right. After years watching liberal and conservative “solutions” fail, I know that limited government is the better way. We haven’t convinced today’s voters, but people aren’t endlessly foolish. If we keep fighting, maybe they will see the truth.