It is the job of centralized government (in peacetime) to protect its citizens’ lives, liberty and property. All other activities of government tend to diminish freedom and hamper progress. The growth of government (the dominant social feature of this century) must be fought relentlessly. In this great social conflict of the era, we are, without reservations, on the libertarian side.
William F. Buckley Jr., from the mission statement of National Review, November 19, 1955
Please note in the image above that Mr. Buckley is not hugging, kissing, or smearing make-up on Old Glory.