The U.S. government today is a contradiction. It presides over a nation supposedly at peace. Yet it is always preparing for war. It is a perpetual warfare state — a government under which liberty and property are less and less secure.
It is one in which the average citizen must pay higher and higher taxes for the skyrocketing costs of a leviathan state that spends $671 billion a year on “defense” so that it can police the world. The citizen, in the supposed interest of safety, must yield more and more liberties. He must endure more intrusions owing to “national security.” That’s because the U.S. government’s imperial foreign policy of the past 65 years has made myriad enemies.