It’s obvious to me now why libertarianism is doomed to failure: most people are idiots. Quite simply, the vast majority of people are completely stupid—possibly borderline retarded—and should not be allowed to make decisions for themselves as said decisions will inevitably be wrong and impose significant social costs on the rest of us.
More to the point, it seems obvious now that we must have a state if for no other reason than to ensure that people make the right decisions about everything. Given the current rate of obesity, it seems clear that we need government to tell people how to eat in order to make sure that they don’t grow fat and impose significant costs on the rest of us. Also, given the generally far-reaching effects of sexual promiscuity, it seems equally clear that the government needs to be in our collective bedroom, telling us with whom, how often, and under what conditions people may engage in sex. We are obviously too stupid to make good decisions for ourselves, and we need the government to step in and tell us what to do and how to think.
We are quite obviously going down the path of Idiocracy, and the only way to prevent this is through massive government intervention. Only the government is able to prevent massive stupidity from happening because only the government has coercive and is selflessly paternalistic in its concern for citizens. We need the government to prevent people from making mistakes and, more importantly, to reduce the consequences that come with those mistakes.
People are stupid; they should be ruled.