Referee I realize people are morons, and that’s’ why I try to avoid them as much as possible. As a staunch libertarian, I’m also opposed to giving any group or government any more power than absolutely necessary because I’m 100% sure they’ll just do something stupid with it.

That’s why it baffles me that people are suddenly so willing to sacrifice their individual responsibilities and liberties because they think big government will result in some paradise where everyone is protected, and all their needs are met.

I hate to break the bad news, but if we keep this up, we’re going to end up becoming a police state in my lifetime, and it’s going to happen one regulation at a time. And along the way, you’re going to see outright rebellion.

Americans are a unique people. We’re the descendants of tens of millions of ambitious immigrants who were willing to risk everything for a chance at prosperity. Arrogance is literally in our genes, and restrictive government control isn’t just inefficient, it will literally blow up in our faces.

Our country could learn a lesson from the wife of my closet gay cousin Stephen. Most of the time they have a normal life, but every year or so she looks the other way while he takes a “boys only” vacation to blow off some steam/dudes. This year he went to the homo hotspot of Fort Lauderdale, and I have to imagine the condo still reeks of amyl nitrite and astroglide.

That’s what our government needs to do. Loosen up and stop trying to build regulations so perfect they cover every contingency. That’s what religion is for, and I sure as hell don’t want to live in some half-assed liberal theocracy.