Albert Jay Nock (1870-1947)

Democratic State practice….does not differ from Marxist State practice, Fascist State practice, or any other. Here is the Golden Rule of sound citizenship, the first and greatest lesson in the study of politics: you get the same order of criminality from any State to which you give power to exercise it; and whatever power you give the State to do thing–for–you carries with it the equivalent power to do things–to–you. A citizenry which has learned that one short lesson has but little more left to learn.