The Issues

• Drew on the free market: “Some people don’t like competition because it makes them work harder, better. I’m competitive at everything. It’s a natural driving force, a way of testing yourself, of measuring how you’re doing. How can people not know that competition makes everything better?”

• Drew on government power: “P.J. O’Rourke once said the government has passed enough laws — it should just stop. It oversteps its bounds so often. Giving it a little bit of power is like getting a little bit pregnant…”

• Drew on small businesses: “It’s a bottom-line thing for businesses: they want lower taxes and less red tape.  Simple as that.”

• Drew on education: “It would be best for the parents and families to have a choice to send their kids where they want–to make the schools compete against each other.”

• Drew on immigration: “One way out of this [immigration] mess would be to simply allow peaceful workers to enter our country through legal ports of entry.  If we did that, we could stimulate our economy, bring a huge underground labor market out into the open, and we could put unscrupulous smugglers out of business.  More importantly, we’d free up border patrol resources that could be used to fight criminals and terrorism.”

• Drew on entitlements/welfare: “As far as your personal goals are and what you actually want to do with your life, it should never have to do with the government. You should never depend on the government for your retirement, your financial security, for anything.”

• Drew on censorship: “What right does [a politician] have to tell me what I can and cannot watch? Change the channel if you don’t like what’s on TV!”

• Drew on property rights: “The great thing about America is that once you own property, you own it.  You can do anything you want with it.  You own it.  The only way somebody can take your property is if they steal it–that’s why the government invented eminent domain.”

• Drew on drug laws: “Liquor prohibition led to the rise of organized crime in America, and drug prohibition has led to the rise of the gang problems we have now.”

• Drew on freedom versus security: “I think a lot of people are afraid of freedom. They want their lives to be controlled, to be put into a box… People like that cradle-to-grave concept because it says you don’t have to think too much, you don’t have to worry too much, because someone else is looking out for you. But that also means you can’t do as much as you want. Why should someone else put a limit on how much fun I can have; how much I can accomplish?”

To see Drew speaking out on more issues, watch his Reason TV mini-series.



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