The Proper Functions of Government

The only proper functions of government are: the police, to protect you from criminals; the army, to protect you from foreign invaders; and the courts, to protect your property and contracts from breach and fraud by others, to settle disputes by rational rules, according to objective law.

John Galt in Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Too bad there is no government on earth that adheres to these simple rules…

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