Archive for July 20th, 2011

The fundamental problem of governmental intervention is that it is based on coercion and it does not face any competition. Andrew Napolitano expands on that in yet another brilliant statement.

This is the problem with government. It can’t compete. It doesn’t produce wealth. It only consumes wealth. We can’t escape it. And the government knows that.

If the government had to perform in order to merit, to deserve our tax dollars and our fidelity, it would collapse. And if we had the right to reject it and purchase the so-called services it offers from other sources, it would go out of business.

And he concludes with the famous quotation from Thomas Jefferson:

When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. But when the government fears the people, there is liberty.

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