q1w2e3 saidBeer or weed?
Both, but not necessarily at the same time?
q1w2e3 said Libertarian is fine for almost everything else ... except the ones that government should be involved in (taxation, public health, defense, reversal of environmental trends, etc).
I vary by degree on these.
- Don't like paying taxes particularly (don't know too many folks who do) - but they are a necessary evil. That said, I don't want to support people who are otherwise able, but unwilling to find and do work. Nor do I particularly want to support massive government debt, when we could (as a government) do far better to "live within our means".
The rest is but a small step from the taxes issue: a careful balance should be kept to prevent slipping into a socialist/all-powerful central government, and the social breakdown that could result from a night-watchman/distorted sort of minarchism.