The Truth About Government
At the most fundamental level, lack of government results inexorably in violence, force, exploitation, and brutality. In any society larger than a small handful of people, government is the only thing that allows you to have any rights at all; properly structured, Government is the only thing that allows freedom and civilization to coexist. As Edmund Burke said, the restraints upon men must be counted as among their rights.
Those who endlessly demonize government would do well to remember that.
(This item cross-posted to Dean’s World.)