If you join government, calmly make your contribution and move on. Don’t go along to get along do your best and when you have to – and you will – leave, and be something else.
The instant formal government is abolished, society begins to act. A general association takes place, and common interest produces common security.
Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.
I don’t think the government is out to get me or help someone else get me but it wouldn’t surprise me if they were out to sell me something or help someone else sell me something. I mean, why else would the Census Bureau want to know my telephone number?