Are people in poverty inferior beings? Can they not think for themselves?
Feeling good about yourself is not the same as doing good.
– Theodore Dalrymple
[I]n the modern world, the state claims the monopoly not only of force, but increasingly of compassion as well.
Another manifestation of statolatry
One part of government action is non-partisan: force. All government officials believe that their efforts to control people, observe people, and force people to bend to their will is justified.
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The “administrative subpoena” is replacing the warrant signed by a judge. ‘Cause nobody in government thinks they should NEED no stinkin’ warrant. They are the good guys. Just ask them. That, in a nutshell, is why government is so terrifying. They are convinced they are the good guys, so anything they do, no matter how bad, is justified.