Here, the state is nowhere to be seen

posted by
May 4, 2011
Wendy McElroy
Posted in Commentary

"For many people, the state disappears in the conduct of their private lives with family and friends, where the bonds of affection and trust have nothing whatsoever to do with government law. Other people lose themselves in hobbies like raising animals, in work about which they are passionate, or in acts of charity that no one mandates. In his berry-picking insight, I believe Thoreau to be correct. There is no duty to confront the state except when it seeks to make you an active accomplice in the oppression of others." (05/04/11)  

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