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April 15, 2005


After a recent comment to one of my posts, I wanted to clarify a little where I stand. I stand very strongly for a smaller government, but I am a conservative, not a libertarian. Some social issues, particularly those that affect other people, may require a little regulation. The rights of one person do not outweigh the rights and needs of others. For example, in this specific case, perhaps an individual should not be allowed to drink as much beer as they want, as they can become a legitimate hazard to others around them. If you want to drink 8 beers in your own home, no one can stop you; but when you are a guest, you should resepect the wishes of the host and the security of those around you.