This grew from a comment I left on Niall’s blog, but I think it really sums up my stance towards government. The metaphor is fairly general, but it can be applied to many individual issues:
“As the burden of the government’s yolk increases, we transfer more of our economic and personal freedoms to those at the reins. Those at the reins increase the load on our backs hoping that it will make the burden easier to carry. If the burden does not break us, then eventually it will become too large for ourselves and even our masters to remove.”
And like Dennis Prager always says, I prefer clarity to agreement. Anyone else want to concisely sum up their philosophy?