Question 1: How much government do you want reduced? ..
Coercive funding of the State should be abolished. A distinction must be made between good government and the coercively funded State. Good government would be a system of private property rights enforcement funded by voluntary contributions in a free market.
Question 5: What do you feel the role of government is? ..
If you believe the role of government is to protect and provide for its people, then what do you believe the role of free markets is? What are free markets? Aren’t they nothing more than individuals voluntarily trading goods and services between each other? If people are left alone, don’t they engage in building and producing things to trade with one another? Do people need bureaucrats breathing down their necks before they manage to create new computers or cars?
Is the government capable of creating new cars or computers better than private markets? In order to eliminate poverty, don’t we need to produce an abundance of goods so that everyone can have more stuff to make their lives better? Is the government capable of producing more stuff than private markets? Aren’t private corporations the largest beneficiaries of government welfare, rather than consumers, through the use of patents, copyrights, government no-bid contracts, bailouts, stimulus spending, and tariff protections?