Glenn Beck …

… just described one of his sponsors,, as an example of “an individual who thought, hey, I can do this better than the federal government.”

And that’s got to be conservativism/libertarianism in a nutshell. Figuring out how to profit off systems and infrastructure set up by the federal government is defined as “doing things better than the federal government.”

It’s that special brand of rugged individualism conservatives talk so much about, the kind which mostly turns out to be neither rugged nor individual.

Heck, maybe we ought to eliminate the USPS entirely, and see if is willing to carry a letter from one end of the country to the other and deliver it to the recipient’s door for less than fifty cents.