Sunday, November 25, 2012

Two reasons why governments are inherently corrupt

To me, this is the problem: The essence of government – the characteristic that sets it apart from all other institutions – is that it has the legalized privilege of using brute force on persons who have not harmed anyone. Overtly or covertly, this privilege backs almost everything government does.

Who would not be corrupted by the use of this power? Please, give me the person's name.

Here is another way to look at political power. There are two laws taught by all religions: Do all you have agreed to do, which is the basis of contract law… And do not encroach on other persons or their property, which is the basis of tort law and some criminal law.

Political power is the privilege of violating these laws.

Who would not be corrupted by this?- - Richard J. Maybury (excerpted from Stansberry Associates)

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