"...authoritarians and other sociopaths seek one thing above all else – control. Some are satisfied with just dominating the local PTA, but others want to dominate the world. It is just a matter of degree,
but these people exist. And they will do whatever they can to smother the rights of others, which recurs time and again throughout history."
The approach is reminiscent of that of King Solomon’s offer to “cut the baby in half” (the Aristotelian mean?) in order to satisfy competing claims for the child. Solomon’s bluff succeeded in identifying the true mother, but it is hard to see how bisecting the tyke would have been a solution.
The problem is that no level of government (tyranny) is stable. Limited government is to tyranny what partially pregnant is to a baby. Both are temporary conditions. Both progress to finality. Limited government becomes tyranny and partially pregnant becomes a baby.
In debates between anarchists and statists, the burden of proof clearly should rest on those who place their trust in the state. Anarchy’s mayhem is wholly conjectural; the state’s mayhem is undeniably, factually horrendous.”
"The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear – fear of the unknown, the complex, the inexplicable. What he wants above everything else is safety."
H. L. Mencken
"I was not born to be forced."
Henry David Thoreau