30 Years Ago in Reason


"I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism….The basis of conservatism is a desire for less government interference or less centralized authority or more individual freedom."

"I cannot go along with the libertarian philosophy that says that all of the sin laws can be ruled out as simply trying to protect us from ourselves. You can take the case of the father who gambles his money away and thus leaves his family dependent on the rest of us."

"Our greatest threat today comes from government's involvement in things that are not government's proper province. And in those things government has a magnificent record of failure."

"Don't tell me that we couldn't have licked the North Vietnamese. My God! Their gross national product is the equivalent of that of Cleveland, Ohio!"

–"Inside Ronald Reagan: A REASON Interview"

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