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"An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics."  (Plutarch)

"Bureaucracy can be understood as a structural and organizational expression of the related processes of secularization, disenchantment of the world, and rationalization."  (Richard L. Rubenstein, The Cunning of History)

"Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under."  (Henry Louis Mencken)

"I was attracted to anarchism as a young teenager, as soon as I began to think about the world beyond a pretty narrow range, and haven't seen much reason to revise those early attitudes since. I think it only makes sense to seek out and identify structures of authority, hierarchy, and domination in every aspect of life, and to challenge them; unless a justification for them can be given, they are illegitimate, and should be dismantled, to increase the scope of human freedom. That includes political power, ownership and management, relations among men and women, parents and children, our control over the fate of future generations (the basic moral imperative behind the environmental movement, in my view), and much else."  (Noam Chomsky)

"Is not a law which carries no penalties functionally equivalent to no law at all?"  (Richard L. Rubenstein, The Cunning of History)

"Majority rule only works if you're also considering individual rights. Because you can't have five wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for supper."  (Larry Flynt)

"Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the form of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question."  (Thomas Jefferson)

"That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves."  (Thomas Jefferson)

"The better the state is established, the fainter is humanity."  (Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche)

"The bureaucracy that Nixon sought to use extralegally might be so used by a future president. Should, for example, the economic crisis continue to deteriorate or should a catastrophic war break out, a future president might be tempted by the readiness of a desperate nation to accept radical measures in order to solve its woes."  (Richard L. Rubenstein, The Cunning of History, 1975)

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