History does not provide any example of capital accumulation brought about by a government. As far as governments invested in the construction of roads, railroads, and other useful public works, the capital needed was provided by the savings of individual citizens and borrowed by the government.
Ludwig von Mises
Source: Human Action: A Treatise on Economics (Scholars Edition), Pages: 847
All of the services commonly thought to require the State—from the coining of money to police protection to the development of law in defense of the rights of person and property—can be and have been supplied far more efficiently and certainly more morally by private persons. The State is in no sense required by the nature of man; quite the contrary.
The recently ended twentieth century was characterized by a level of human rights violations unparalleled in all of human history. In his book Death by Government, Rudolph Rummel estimates some 170 million government-caused deaths in the twentieth century. The historical evidence appears to indicate that, rather than protecting life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness of their citizens, governments must be considered the greatest threat to human security.
Be careful in your relations with the government; for they draw no man close to themselves except for their own interests. They appear as friends when it is to their advantage, but they do not stand by a man in his time of stress.
It is well past time that the American people realize they can hold those in the Judicial Branch of our government - whether federal or state, whether judicial, prosecutorial or defensive in nature - responsible for misconduct and injecting politics into government. It is time for American's to wage an intellectual revolution against, not only political correctness, moral relativism and multiculturalism but the practice of placing politics before government.