The folly of blindly trusting the government

Campaign For Liberty
by James Bovard

06/05/10

Democracy breeds gullibility. Lord Bryce observed in 1921, ‘State action became less distrusted the more the State itself was seen to be passing under popular control.’ The rise of democracy made it much easier for politicians to convince people that government posed no threat, because they automatically controlled its actions. The result is that the brakes on government power become weakest at the exact time that politicians are most dangerous...

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