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Quote from C. S. Lewis,

…classical political theory, with its Stoical, Christian, and juristic key-conceptions (natural law, the value of the individual, the rights of man), has died. The modern State exists not to protect our rights but to do us good or make us good -- anyway, to do something to us or to make us something. Hence the new name 'leaders' for those who were once 'rulers'. We are less their subjects than their wards, pupils, or domestic animals. There is nothing left of which we can say to them, 'Mind your own business.'



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C. S. Lewis (more quotes by C. S. Lewis or books by/about C. S. Lewis)


(1898-1963), British novelist

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Willing Slaves of the Welfare State, first published in The Observer on July 20, 1958
http://libertytree.ca/articles/willing_slaves_of_the_welfare_state

Categories:

Law, Christianity, Tradition, Individual Rights, Rights, Authority, Regulation, Educatiion, Economics, Servitude, Socialism, Resistance

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