The meaning of “small government”
Small government is at the forefront of libertarian beliefs. Keeping government intervention and power at a minimum is a very important aspect of our ideology, and is a basis for a lot of the economic policy we discuss. Along with this, I think most libertarians agree that some form of democracy is the best fit for the small government we should have. One interpretation of “small government” could be a small number of government employees. However, I’ve concluded that a larger legislative body is better. Fascist regimes usually had one man at the head of the government. Of course this is dangerous, but technically the number of people in power was small. Better representation cannot be achieved without a larger amount of people working for the state, even though that contradicts small government.
Essentially, there are two ways to define small government 1. Limited power 2. A small number of people working for the federal government
Where do we draw the line? What would the ideal Congress look like in your eyes?
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