Expressing their obvious contempt for the overall situation in America, voters played their latest game of musical chairs by putting Republicans back in charge of Congress.
It won’t make any difference at all. That’s because the Republicans who have been installed into power are as statist as the Democrats they are replacing.
What really matters with respect to a free society is not a new set of statists to replace an old set of statists. That’s one of the things that distinguish libertarians from statists. Libertarians understand that the problem in the United States is a structural one, not one involving getting “better” people into public office.
What is that structural problem? Libertarians refer to it as the welfare-warfare state. It involves enormous apparatuses that, many decades ago, statists attached onto our original governmental system in America.
The welfare-state apparatus is based on the concept of mandatory charity. The federal government forces people to be good and caring toward others. The income tax and the IRS are the primary means by which this is accomplished. The federal government taxes people and gives the money to others who the government deems need the money more.