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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.

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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:
In America the individual, retaining sovereignty, intended to fulfill his destiny through a free Society, holding the State in leash.

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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 issue stands out clearly. Shall man be subject to the authoritarian State or shall he restrain State powers to the minimum necessary for an orderly Society?

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Ephesians 6:12 (New International Version):

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

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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:
Self-government is the very heart and core of the American way of life … the dominant emphasis was on self-government rather than on imposed government; on the development of Society, not on the aggrandizement of 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:
Any system of government cherishing the individual should make allowance for many conflicting viewpoints and should not impede their voluntary adjustment. The only workable alternative to a governmental system that encourages agreement is one that in encourages repression. And the latter, no matter how fair its initial pretense, is in nature, and will therefore eventually become in action, a system of tyranny.

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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:
Concentrated political power is, and continuously should be, suspect by those whom it subjects.

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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:
It is impossible to read even the bare text of the Constitution at all carefully without realizing that the American Republic was specifically designed to safeguard individual enterprise against 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:
We may awaken to find that a government established to secure the blessings of liberty has actually produced…tyranny. Indeed, that…outcome is wholly probable whenever democratic processes place representative government in the hands of men willing to exploit ignorance in order to further the centralization of power…