Along with "individual liberty, personal responsibility, the rule of law, free-market economy, and the moral norms of Western civilization," it constitutes one of the "six core principles on which America was founded" — Back to First Principles: Limited Government. "The rightful functions of government are to guarantee individual liberty, private property, internal order, the provision of national defense, and the administration of justice. When the state exceeds this proper role, it accumulates power and becomes a threat to personal liberty."
"What is the legitimate role of government in a free society?" is the question answered by Dr. Walter E. Williams in this lecture in which he "not only examines the limited government established in the Constitution but also explores how and why government continues to grow, despite what the Founders intended" — The Role of Government in a Free Society.
Labels: America the Beautiful, American History, Governance, Paleoconservatism, Paleolibertarianism