On Government

Governments usually govern badly. The poor who are governed by incompetent or bad governments object to bad government. Sometimes, as events in Egypt show, their objection takes the form of demonstrations and unrest. All governments govern inefficiently, some are less inefficient than others but people understand that the business of government is an imperfect machine operated by imperfect people who are elected or appointed to protect the people, and the only reason to allow any person or group of people to exercise some sovereignty over your own life is if that person or group of people protects it. Continue reading