War is often costly both to the nation and to individual liberties. Most libertarians are skeptical of war or see it as a necessary evil.
The “war on terror” began in response the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the US. In its efforts to curtail terrorism, it has threatened individual liberties.
The dangers of war make it necessary to prevent hasty entry to war. It should be worrying, therefore, that controls on executive war-making have waned.
Most modern democratic states are welfare states, or those that attempt to provide services to citizens through coercive wealth redistribution.