â€œThe federal government should stop trying to do everything, which it doesnâ€™t do well, and start doing, and doing better, the few tasks that only it can handle,â€ says Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party candidate for president.
â€œFor instance, Uncle Sam has become a nanny-state, telling us what we can eat and how old we must be to drink. More than 100 university presidents have called on Washington to reduce the drinking age of 21. Maybe they are right and maybe they are wrong, but this isnâ€™t a job for Congress. It should be the decision of the 50 states, which have very different histories, traditions, and views of such issues.”Details