Far from supporting moves calling a halt on buying influence
in public life, Libertarians are going to court
to overturn the Shays-Meehan campaign finance reform bill. The justification for doing so appears to be twofold:
- that most of their supporters are children.
- that despite their immense electorial successes they haven't got much influence to sell.
Frankly its bit much to go to court to argue that because you can't con much money out of kids allowances its alright to corrupt state officials.
Finally a quote from some dead guy:
Far from advocating a "minimal state", we find it unquestionable that in an advanced society government ought to use its power of raising funds by taxation to provide a number of services which for various reasons cannot be provided or cannot be provided adequately by the market.
Hayek, "Law, Legislation, and Liberty" 1982