Small Government My A**

Things Conservatives Say & Do That Aggravate Libertarians

Non-Fiction - Gov/Politics
154 Pages
Reviewed on 01/06/2015
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Reviewed by Charles Ashbacher for Readers' Favorite

While author Kevin Loesch bashes both major political parties in the United States in Small Government My A**, the majority of his fire is directed at the Republicans. His position is that of a strong libertarian and his arguments against Republicans are based on their deceptive hypocrisy. Republicans spout their rhetoric against big government while repeatedly voting for the expansion of government, passing bills such as the Patriot Act that effectively eliminates many constitutional rights. Loesch also criticizes liberals about expanding the role of government, but as he states it, “At least they are honest about it.”

The libertarian point of view is, unfortunately, one of the few in the United States that is voicing objections against the expansion of government power and the march towards involving the country in even more foreign entanglements. Loesch is a big fan of Ron Paul, describing some of his positions as well as the flak Paul took when he said things like advocating the pulling of American troops out of countries such as Japan and Germany. Loesch directs the fiercest ire against the George W. Bush administration and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. On occasion he defends President Obama over the mess he inherited from the Bush administration, but only a little.

In many ways the libertarians and Loesch are political idealists in the sense that they are right, but they are battling enormous political opposition heavily entrenched in both major parties. Since he attacks both major parties, there are things in this book that both sides will like and others that they will dislike. He states many things that are the way things should be. Unfortunately, in the given political climate and the continued fear-mongering atmosphere, the liberties that have been lost are likely gone forever.