: Voting changes nothing, the machinery of government is their to manage capitalism. During the 80's Thatcher continually attacked and disssolved the UK's welfare state
Welfare spending went up (£20bn pa between 1980 and 1990)
: Yet this apparent libertarian capitalist erosion of the state had to be coupled with the strengthening of law enforcement agencys and the erosion of freedoms.
More regulation of property and more regulation of the individual - a growth in government size.
The only way to truely have less government is to destroy capitalism.
In an odd way you are right. Destroy individual rights to property and you destroy prosperity. State can only survive on the produce of others - reduce produce and state shrivels.
Throwing the baby out with bathwater though.