The welfare state’s road to riots

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August 17, 2011
Orange County Register
by James Dorn  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"If the riots in Britain have taught us anything, it is that when government fails in its most basic function -- protecting persons and property -- civil society ends, and warfare begins. The rise of the welfare state has eroded respect for private property rights and fostered a socialist mentality that dulls individual responsibility." (08/16/11)  
  • One big problem with all that, James. The "basic function" belongs to individuals and their voluntary associations, not any central government – which is the inevitable source for all the other evils you mention.

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