Potentially, a government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.
Try again.I've read this a few times and its been bugging me. I knew it wasn't right. It should read, "if we can but prevent the government from wasting the labours of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy." See http://wiki.monticello.org/mediawiki/index.php/Wasting_the_labours_of_the_people_%28Quotation%29From what I remember from my studies, he was actually pretty liberal.
Thomas JEfferson, Liberal?not in the slightest.
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