Originally Posted by uncle ebeneezer
The next time a Republican (or Libertarian) makes the government-is-the-problem argument...
What you seem to misunderstand is that Frum is a BIG government conservative, a neocon. Of course he is going to try to justify (certain) federal government interventions. Unwittingly though, he makes the argument against government intervention. It is often very expensive with mixed results even when the parties involved are acting in good faith. I am not against government intervention in principle, I just wish people had a broader recognition of this point.