"The worst evils which mankind has ever had to endure were inflicted by bad governments. The state can be, and has often been . . . the main source of mischief and disaster." - Ludwig von Mises
Think to yourself about some of the most evil tragedies of which you have ever heard. What has been the cause of the deaths of millions of people in the last one hundred years? Hitler, Pol Pot, Stalin, Lenin, Mao, Truman, the list goes on and on, but what do they have in common? They were all the rulers of governments. They used the state to manipulate the populations of their countries into murdering and oppressing millions. The individuals responsible for carrying out those evil orders are responsible for their own acts, but they all acted in the name of one particular gang, that of the government. But who alone has the power to commit such heinous crimes, and on such a grand scale? What other gang, mafia, or organization has been responsible for such much pure, unadulterated evil? To ask the question is to answer it. There has not been, and cannot be, any entity so power hungry, thieving, murdering, and destructive as the state. How unfortunate that so many people never realize the solution is less government, not more.