Small government was Re: [extropy-chat] EMP Attack?

Brett Paatsch bpaatsch at
Mon Apr 18 05:32:53 UTC 2005

Spike wrote:
> These government guys wonder why we don't trust them 
> and want smaller government. 

Most politicians know that they are not widely trusted as a class.
It hardly matters so long as their opponent constitutes a still worse

But how small a smaller government do you actually want? 

Roman emperors achieved very small governments but that situation
didn't prove ultimately stable, not even for the Roman emperors

Clearly smaller government isn't of itself always better government.  

Brett Paatsch

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