Nick Gillespie: Welcome to the Era of Unlimited Government!

"It’s a telling coincidence that the latest scandalous revelation about the National Security Agency (NSA) hit the front pages just as the enrollment period specified by the Affordable Care Act (ACA, a.k.a. Obamacare) was getting started," writes Nick Gillespie.

Each of these things underscores different but related aspects of the virtually unlimited state that has ruined the peaceful slumber of libertarian-minded Americans for decades. Whether we’re talking about surveilling citizens without any sort of serious legal oversight or forcing them to participate in economic activity in the name of health care über alles, the answer always seems to favor the growth and power of the state to control more and more aspects of our lives. Is it any wonder that a record-high percentage of Americans think the federal government is too powerful?

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