If you begin with an incorrect premise, you are bound to arrive at bad conclusions. Nowhere is this more true than in matters of government. The debates over the “war on terror,” the Iraqi occupation, and the Bush administration’s casual approach to civil liberties are premised on the idea that the primary mission of the government in Washington is to protect the American people from harm.Read my latest op-ed at The Future of Freedom Foundation website.
None of the governments we are familiar with was established primarily to protect the general population.
Cross-posted at Liberty & Power.