The role of government is to help people who cannot in any other way help themselves.
The Commandments of the American Religion
James Altucher

I disagree with this premise. If you look at the history of governments, this idea of governments being founded to help the helpless does not seem to be present until very recently. Frédéric Bastiat’s treatise “the Law” delves into this topic very thoroughly. I recommend it.

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