The Conservative Case for Limited Government

Posted on AllSides November 15th, 2022
From The Right
Federal State and Tribal Powers, Role of Government
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Those of us who still believe in limiting government must make the case to other conservatives as to why this is still a worthwhile aspiration.

For much of the history of the American conservative movement, limiting the size and scope of government has stood as one of its central goals. But as traditional political alliances have fractured in the earthquake and aftershocks of Donald Trump’s presidency, the standing of limited-government philosophy on the right has been challenged — and this split has already had ramifications for electoral politics. 

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