Conservatives, I'm waiting for someone to identify a particular year when government was small, markets were free, and life was good. Maybe you can name the golden year of this imagined golden era so we can debate reality, not fantasy.
This lead to a brief discussion:
For more on the subject, see Didier: Stop "Protecting the Weak," Westerners = Freeloaders, and The Myth of American Self-Reliance.
Below: 1868...a good year for land-hungry white men who counted on the US Army to clear "dirty redskins" out of the way.