Among the states that performed the best during the pandemic were lockdown-light states like Utah and Florida. Among the states with the worst outcomes were lockdown-heavy California, New Mexico, New Jersey, and New York.
The states of Europe have more than enough wealth and military potential to deal with a second-rate power like Russia. The American taxpayers, on the other hand, deserve a break from Europe's grifting.
Murray Rothbard, writing in 1971, blasted both the Nixon administration and the erstwhile "free-market" conservatives, basking in the seats of power, who betrayed whatever principles they may have had for the service of the state.