If I learned one thing at CPAC, it’s that we all desire the same things. But we must be attuned to human praxeology and the basics of economics so we can understand that the government has no incentive to provide you with a quality service. Only in the face of competition will efficient services arise in the realms of defense, justice, and roads.
I spoke with two conservatives named Santiago and Constantine while at CPAC 2016. We had a conversation about freedom, and I realized that their views weren’t too far off from mine. They desired similar ends, but through bureaucratic means rather than market incentives. But as we can see, government is coercive and achieves just the opposite of the market.