"It is curious that people tend to regard government as a quasi-divine, selfless, Santa Claus organization. Government was constructed neither for ability nor for the exercise of loving care; government was built for the use of force and for necessarily demagogic appeals for votes. If individuals do not know their own interests in many cases, they are free to turn to private experts for guidance. It is absurd to say that they will be served better by a coercive, demagogic apparatus."
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Murray N. Rothbard
(1926-1995) Dean of the Austrian School of Economics
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Power and Market: Government and the Economy
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 -- Mike, Norwalk      
"Government, in it's final analysis, is organized force". Woodrow Wilson.
 -- jim k, Austin     
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    As Benjamin Franklin expressed it:

    "Men who believe in nothing will fall for anything."
    Whence the fallacy that government is God.
     -- Patrick Henry, Red Hill     
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    Indeed, right on.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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