Tuesday, June 05, 2012

For And To

Here is the Golden Rule of sound citizenship, the first and greatest lesson in the study of politics: you get the same order of criminality from any State to which you give power to exercise it; and whatever power you give the State to do things FOR you carries with it the equivalent power to do things TO you.

-- Albert Jay Nock (1873-1945), American author and libertarian political philosopher, The Criminality of the State, American Mercury Magazine (March 1939)

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