Years ago, back in 2004, I wrote a few articles under “On Enforcing Morality” making the case that the government has a limited role. I tried to be sympathetic to conservatives but I don’t think I pulled it off.
Today, I am older, more conscious of my mortality. And with a mortage and a toddler, I plenty of worldly interest in reducing crime and providing a safe, innocent environment for children. I can now better reach out to social conservatives because I am one, to a degree.
Rest assured I still disagree with the insane War on Drugs and certain other failed attempts to enforce morality. But I have a nifty new bag of ideas to enforce morality which do have a decent chance of working. I intend to add them to the Enforcing Morality book in the near future. In the meantime, you can use this entry as a place to comment on the first rewritten page (the intro).
Am I now scaring off civil libertarians needlessly? Or have I achieved the proper balance?