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Yet whenever there are problems, people turn to government. Despite the central planners' long record of failure, few of us like to think that the government which sits atop us, taking credit for everything, could really be all that rotten.
The great 20th-century libertarian H.L. Mencken lamented, "A government at bottom is nothing more than a group of men, and as a practical matter most of them are inferior men....Yet these nonentities, by the intellectual laziness of men in general...are generally obeyed as a matter of duty (and) assumed to have a kind of wisdom that is superior to ordinary wisdom."
There is nothing government can do that we cannot do better as free individuals—and as groups of individuals working freely together.
Without big government, our possibilities are limitless.