A. Barton Hinkle on the Retributionist Case for Limited Government


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From the Obama Administration to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and most recently to Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, our political system has seen a slew of political revenge plots. Intrigues such as these, says A. Barton Hinkle, provide an argument on behalf of limited government. A vindictive public official can inflict considerable harm. And the harm government agents can do is directly proportional to the scope of their power.