One of the "great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results". Those words were spoken by Milton Friedman. Watch, listen and learn from one of the all time greats. This video, I don't have the date, is quite old, but this man makes more sense than anyone, Republican or Democrat, you will hear today. Milton Friedman died last week. We have lost a brilliant man. We don't have to lose his message, though. It's important and should be read and heard by every American, especially our young people.
Here is the link to the video: The best case for limited government ever made.
Note: Pay attention to Friedman's definition when he calls himself a "liberal". He was certainly not a liberal as defined today. Also, here is the link to the Milton and Rose D. Friedman Foundation.