are 2 people healthier than one person? are 2 wiser?
then why believe they have more rights? why believe the rights of one
are less important? history's sadness is that sanity, wisdom , justice-
the very qualities that make us human- are not additive, while one's
brute animal ability to do another injury is. 2 people are,
tragically, stonger than one. stripped to naked truth, that is the
basis for all government, dictatorial or democratic. can we not do better?
Institutions always lie, and the bigger the institution, the bigger the lie.
-Guiding Principles, The Cult of Anarchy
a statist system — whether of a communist, fascist, Nazi, socialist or ‘welfare’ type — is based on the … government’s unlimited power, which means: on the rule of brute force. … Under statism, the government is not a policeman, but a legalized criminal that holds the power to use physical force in any manner and for any purpose it pleases against legally disarmed, defenseless victims.
The evils of the protecting-duty, may undoubtedly be graduated by compromises, like those of every other species of tyranny, but the folly of letting in some tyranny has in all ages been fatal to liberty. A succession of wedges, though apparently small, finally splits the strongest timber. ~John Taylor of Caroline, Tyranny Unmasked