Comments:Wikinews interviews U.S. Constitution Party presidential candidate Max Riekse
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As someone interested in Ron Paul's presidential candidacy, I wanted to know what the plank of the Constitution Party's candidate was. I am one personally devoted to reducing the inadequacy and bureucracy of the federal government. I find it interesting, though, reading about libertarian stances on issues like education, social security and health care. They generally want to bring the power back to the states on these issues, given the federal government's longstanding record of incompetence in these issues. But I wonder what libertarians would do once the power is in the hands of the states - for aren't states just another bureucracy? The long-term answer is that they would reduce funding for education, social security, health care, and pretty much all other services, thus leaving them in the hands of the private sector. The privatization of these commodities is unlikely to give any benefit other than a profit motive to these institutions. Obviously, big government is not the answer - but can there be such a thing as "SMART" government? -Troy K.
That is one of the most vague and self serving diatrides i have ever heard on the internet!!! and i have been to youtube. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 15:32, 6 March 2008 (UTC)