Small State Purists

Publius takes a whack at conservatives:

[T]here are a number of entrenched federal policies that prevent the full implications of “small government” ideology from playing out.  If, however, Americans actually got a taste of a world with fully privatized Social Security, or with significant elimination of environmental regulations, conservatism would soon become a wholly discredited ideology.

But the same goes for Big Government liberals. Both partisan utopias remain alluring precisely because they exist only as fantasies.