Wendy McElroy writes a fascinating book review on Mises.org reminding us that totalitarianism is always a threat even in our back yards. She tells us that people often do not recognize the dangers presented to us incrementally while living out our daily lives.
She quotes a pertinent Murray Rothbard passage as well…
“The state is the only institution which can use the revenue from this organized theft [taxes] to presume to control and regulate people’s lives and property. Hence, the institution of the state establishes a socially legitimatized and sanctified channel for bad people to do bad things.”
The America we once knew “is disappearing day by day” and articles like this book review should serve as serious reminders to us all.