Unfortunately, his guests rarely seem to look back at the ways government tries to "solve" problems in the past - often times with greater negative consequences. Well, to be fair, his guests tend to be against government if a Republican is in office, or saying some silly thing making the mainstream rounds, but the complaints quickly dissapate once a "D" is located in front of some politicians name. I'm not necessarily criticizing the hypocrisy of the show (though I think I've made the argument), I'm rather criticizing the idea that government is the penacea to all of life's problems.
Why is it so hard to not use force? It's a question that begs to be answered. It's like asking why does the kid at the playground bully the other ten kids who just want to be left alone. This analogy makes things even worse. It begs the question of why is it so hard for adults to grow up? Must we remain childlike forever? If only we were childlike, however; laughing about almost everything. Stressing the importance of fun and enjoying life. But instead, we tend to take the negative aspects of childhood and project them onto our adult lives, encompassing our everyday actions.
Can't we just be kids and run, skip, and play? Can't we build magnificent structures out of everyday common materials and, if one "bad" child knocks it down, we just build it right back up? Or must we fight and bicker and have that bully's actions consume our everyday existence?
Like Bill's guests, I have a solution to one problem - but it doesn't require force or being a bully - and instead instills the envision of childhood - let's stop having government try to solve all of our problems. And let's start building with those pieces once again. You never know what we can build...