>Ask three people how to measure such size, you'll get four different answers.
That's only relevant to a question of semantics. If you insist on them disagreeing on the meaning of "size", then, instead, present them with whether they think a large amount of institutions, gov. workers, legislators, taxes, public spending, etc, specially relative to the size of the country, constitutes a big deal.
>They're the political equivalent of a pyramid scheme
How? Pyramidal schemes entrap you on a neverending string of debt. How is this politically analogous at all?
>morals and laws are antiquated obstacles on the way to success
I understand you're speaking from the hypothetical perspective of a conservative, but where did you get this shit from? Libertarians aren't ant-laws. They're also not anti-morals, they just don't put emphasis on them. Is there any reasoning behind the way conservatives think this way?