“Government is simply the name
we give to the things we choose to do together.” That quote,
usually attributed to former Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank, is
one of those rare political statements of equal use to opposite
sides of America’s bitter ideological divide. Matt Welch reflects
on the recent government shutdown and suggests that sometimes,
government is the things centralizers choose for us.
from Hit & Run http://reason.com/blog/2013/11/11/matt-welch-on-the-intolerant-state