A pragmatic conservatism within a capitalist economy

What we have at the link are Top 12 Most Libertarian Quotes by Barack Obama. It’s put up by Reason magazine which is a libertarian organisation. The quotes are from Obama, lying as usual. But the interesting part for me is that for half of what Obama said, I wouldn’t have agreed with his statements either given the context in which they were placed. Libertarian philosophy is about as far from reality as Marxism but from an anarchist set of presumptions.

We need governments and war will find you. A pragmatic conservatism within a capitalist economy armed to the teeth is all that I can think of as the way forward in this messy world of ours. That is not the values projected by these quotes from Obama, nor are we better off given the way that Obama ended up having lied about what he said.