If Rep. Ron Paul’s (R-TX) world is represented by Washington, D.C.’s “de facto decriminalization of drugs in some neighborhoods”, then Michael Gerson’s world is represented by the environment in which that sorry island lives. It is represented by the mountain of government debt, unsustainable spending, loophole-ridden tax code, countless pages of regulations and laws nobody can possibly know, the subsidies to everybody who says they need it, the endless wars on foreigners and even our own citizenry, the list goes on.