The state spends much time and effort persuading the public that it is not really what it is and that the consequences of its actions are positive rather than negative.
Tag: Hans-Hermann Hoppe
If the right to vote were expanded to seven year olds … its policies would most definitely reflect the ‘legitimate concerns’ of children to have ‘adequate’ and ‘equal’ access to ‘free’ french fries, lemonade, and videos.
Government power vs. individual liberty
Once the principle of government — judicial monopoly and the power to tax — is incorrectly accepted as just, any notion of restraining government power and safeguarding individual liberty and property is illusory.
The power to covet
Everyone may openly covet everyone else’s property, as long as he appeals to democracy; and everyone may act on his desire for another man’s property, provided that he finds entrance into government.