I think it's a matter of degree and the US is inching toward the major services either supervised or regulated in some form or fashion.
There are a few bits which likely ought to be regulated to include defense.
The feds probably do have a good reason to break up monopolies like ma bell -- for the purpose of breaking up monopoly boards and promotifying competition.
Take my wife. Please. It's one thing for my sweet wife to waltz into the kitchen when I'm cooking and tell me the beans need more Adobo. That's just being helpful. It's another thing for her to start micromanaging the entire meal from the comfort of her bar stool. Here's hoping lung cancer shows up right?
I would be more inclined to support Republicans if they actually stood by this. What economic benefit is there to regulating marriage? Or morals? Republicans that I've seen are not for less government, they're for different government. Different regulations. Different controls. Not less of them. The Republicans sell a moral guardian nanny state, while the Democrats sell an economic nanny state. While neither is my preferred government style, I know which one I'm picking in the end.
My kids need to know that "if it's gonna be, it's up to me" and that sugar daddy or Uncle Sam isn't going to be there for them in time of need unless they do something like enlist (I support that big league).
Isn't or shouldn't? I think many countries around the world have shown it's possible. Whether they should or shouldn't is an entirely different topic.