All external government is tyranny.
Government: a disease of overpopulated civilizations
There can be no such thing as “limited government,”
because there is no way to control an entity
that in principle enjoys a monopoly of power …
Government: the Institutionalization of Interference
Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.
People trust their governments to cheat on their behalf
The State recognizes no coinage but power:
and it issues the coins itself.
Humans are not competent to write laws; but incompetence doesn’t deter us.
You can shear a sheep many times but skin it only once.
Government would be night impossible without the public as a co-conspirator.
A country that gets strong off its weak
Expect nothing but stupidity, venality, mismanagement … (from God or man) and you won’t be disappointed.
The state is concentric and the individual is eccentric.
The purpose of government is to coerce funding for corrupt institutions: to make sure that the temples’ money tables are upright.
First, government is how a society gangs up on its neighbors.
Finally, government is how a society gangs up on itself.
(After all, top predators themselves need a check.)
We are a democracy of disinformation, demagogery, & delusion.