„If you resist, their job will be to "take you into custody"—which is a euphemism for seizing you, handcuffing you, and taking you to jail.At this point, it will be obvious that the regulation's purpose is to force barbers to charge at least $8—not by persuasion, but with a gun.Every government program, no matter how benign it may appear, is the same. Coercion is the reason—and the only reason—it is a government program.“

Part One, chapter 2, page 12
1990s, Why Government Doesn't Work (1996)

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