"The greatest danger to liberty today
comes from the men who are most needed
and most powerful in modern government,
namely, the efficient expert administrators
exclusively concerned with what they regard
as the public good."
Friedrich August von Hayek
(1899-1992), Nobel Laureate of Economic Sciences 1974
The Constitution of Liberty, 1960
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The 'publIc good' is sought after uniquely by Godless tyrants, no matter what title or belief system they may claim (by way of example: Christian, Humanist, socialist, fascist, etc.). Those seeking 'the public good' do not, CAN NOT, understand personal liberty, law, or order!!!
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
    No more true in 1960 than it is today. It is the rich and powerful who place us all most at risk.
     -- Anonymous, Reston, VA US     
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    It is the masses of humanity that allow themselves to be herded around like cattle by bureaucrats that put the rest of us most at risk.
     -- Ken, Allyn, WA     
     -- Joe, Rochester, MI      
    Parties may change, but government bureaucrats are forever.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    E Archer, very true and well written. Your comment sums it up in one short sentence.
     -- jim k, Austin     
    The "A" from Reston's theocratic socialism's perversions have been played out over, & over, & over, & over, etc., etc., etc. to the ultimate destruction of liberty, inalienable rights, individual sovereignty, prosperity and happiness. The "public good", as applied through socialistic / tyrant filters is a mental abomination that is antithetical to each and every, any and all individuals and the nobility of the specie. 
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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