The more viciously our government kicks us in the nuts, the more eagerly people flock to the polls to elect different nut-kickers. Voters don't mind slavery, they say. They just want kinder masters and special privileges. Well, good luck with that.
Laws are no longer made by a rational process of public discussion; they are made by a process of blackmail and intimidation, and they are executed in the same manner. The typical lawmaker of today is a man wholly devoid of principle — a mere counter in a grotesque and knavish game. If the right pressure could be applied to him, he would be cheerfully in favor of polygamy, astrology or cannibalism.
Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.
H. L. Mencken
Do you still think government is a good idea? Do you still think government can be contained or throttled back?