Thomas J DiLorenzo (in 2009)

The purpose of government is for those who run it to plunder those who do not. Throughout history, governments have used violence, intimidation, coercion, and mass murder to enforce this system. But governments’ first line of ‘defense’ is always a blizzard of lies about its own alleged benevolence, altruism, heroism, and greatness, along with equally big lies about the ‘evils’ of the civil society, especially the free market.