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From the book Power in the People by Felix Morley, as linked by Gary Galles at the Ludwig von Mises Institute:
Power in the hands of the State is less inhibited morally and more destructive physically than in Society.

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From the book Power in the People by Felix Morley, as linked by Gary Galles at the Ludwig von Mises Institute:
Americans have…largely ceased to reflect upon the implications of the unconditional surrender of power to political government…wholly contrary to the principles of the Republic …

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From the book Power in the People by Felix Morley, as linked by Gary Galles at the Ludwig von Mises Institute:
Power it has, and force, and techniques to make its commands effective…But since the State has no conscience, and is primarily a continuing mechanism of material power, the human welfare side of State activity should blind no thoughtful person to its underlying menace.

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From the book Power in the People by Felix Morley, as linked by Gary Galles at the Ludwig von Mises Institute:
The development of the State has been that of constant aggrandizement. Necessarily, that aggrandizement has been…at the expense of Society and of the individuals who create Society…

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From the book Power in the People by Felix Morley, as linked by Gary Galles at the Ludwig von Mises Institute:
Man…is now exchanging membership in Society for servitude to the State.

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From the book Power in the People by Felix Morley, as linked by Gary Galles at the Ludwig von Mises Institute:
The State, in short, subjects people; whereas Society associates them voluntarily.

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From the book Power in the People by Felix Morley, as linked by Gary Galles at the Ludwig von Mises Institute:
The survival of the Republic is not endangered by weakness in the central government, but by popular pressure for its aggrandizement.

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From the book Power in the People by Felix Morley, as linked by Gary Galles at the Ludwig von Mises Institute:
Arbitrary power in a democracy may be just as great a menace to liberty as the outright tyranny of a dictatorship.

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From the book Power in the People by Felix Morley, as linked by Gary Galles at the Ludwig von Mises Institute:
Arbitrary power in a democracy may be just as great a menace to liberty as the outright tyranny of a dictatorship.

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From the book Power in the People by Felix Morley, as linked by Gary Galles at the Ludwig von Mises Institute:
Although the democratic ideal encourages individualism, the actual operation of a democratic system produces a centralization of power hostile to self-reliance.