Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil…




Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil…

Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil… --Thomas Paine

Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one; for when we suffer or are exposed to the same miseries by a government, which we might expect in a country without government, our calamity is heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means by which we suffer.

Thomas Paine

Year: 1776
Context: Common Sense
Tags: blessing, calamity, government, intolerable, miseries, necessary evil, society, suffer



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