Left vs. Right
Some, whenever they see any good to be done, or evil to be remedied, would willingly instigate the government to undertake the business; while others prefer to bear almost any amount of social evil, rather than add one to the departments of human interests amenable to governmental control. And men range themselves on one or the other side in any particular case, according to this general direction of their sentiments... The interference of government is, with about equal frequency, improperly invoked and improperly condemned.
-- J.S. Mill, On Liberty