Government, in it’s purest form is a concept rooted in “negative liberty“. That is:
Negative liberty is defined as freedom from interference by other people…
That is, Liberty is best defined as that state found when living alone, on that “deserted island” where no man can take or demand.
On that island, a man is free and owns his liberty.
If, in the course of living, another should try to take from him his liberty, he is within “justice” to defend his self, his property and his life.
Government is nothing more than the collective acting as the individual in saying, you may not do this thing.
So be careful when the government comes to you offering you help.
A good example is the government’s attempt at providing for retirement. The system whereby one pays into the system while young in exchange for payments out of the system when retired.
And the government runs the whole thing. And, as predicted, the system will eventually run itself out of money. And when it does, beware the hand that fed you:
…Hungary, where last month the government made the citizens an offer they could not refuse. They could either remit their individual retirement savings to the state, or lose the right to the basic state pension…
Because the government controls the pension system, they are able to control the citizen. Hand over your PRIVATE retirement accounts or have your public pension stripped. And the best part? The citizen would still :
…have an obligation to pay contributions for it.
There is no limit to the good that a government can dream up to provide…Beware the government that comes knocking in the hopes of helping.