quote: Governments are supposed to do what's best for society in the long term.
quote: Did you just compare extremists like Hitler to the US government? lol
quote: If there was no government and someone doesn't like what you say, anyone can do whatever they feel like to you since there is no police force to do anything about it.
quote: I actually prefer the government that takes the position that letting people decide what's best for themselves is the best thing for society in the long run, and so its goal is to ensure that people can remain free by not letting me trample on your freedom .
quote: Sure, a hybrid uses less fuel. But it costs more up-front. Given the nature of government purchases, a hybrid won't be owned by the government long enough to recoup the initial purchase differential.