• Whenever the powers of government are placed in any hands other than those of the community, whether those of one man, of a few, or of several, those principles of human nature which imply that government is at all necessary, imply that those persons will make use of them to defeat the very end for which government exists.

    James Mill (1821). “The Article Government: Reprinted from the Supplement to the Encyclopædia Britannica”, p.8
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