From today's Rapid City Journal on Democrat candidate for governor Jack Billion:
"I really think that government should be out of the business of dealing with personal health decisions, personal family and moral decisions," Billion said.
You mean health decisions like whether or not to have medical insurance, whether or not to pay the premiums on Medicare that are automatically taken out of our paychecks, whether to smoke or not...health decisions like that? You mean personal family issues such as child abuse, child neglect, spousal abuse, whether to educate children in public school or homeschool or not school them at all...that kind of family issues? You mean moral decisions like murder, rape, theft, vandalism, forgery, embezzlement, child abuse, libel, perjury, assault, burglary, wreckless driving, incest, blackmail, extortion...moral decisions like that?
Okay, I'll buy that. We'll see how long that lasts when I come to your house and help myself to whatever I want, then drive away with it all in your vehicle.
This may be tailored to make Billion sound like he's not a big government lib. But conservatives realize that while government must be kept on a short leash, there is a legitimate role for government. One of those (few) legitimate roles is protecting the innocent (like children in the womb) and fostering a stable society (such as protecting the family, a foundational building block of civilization, from being made meaningless by homosexual demands for something they call "marriage").