Explain following thomas paine quote.. “Society in every state is a blessing, but Government, even in its…”?

"Society in every state is a blessing, but Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one: for when we suffer, or are exposed to the same miseries by a government, which we might expect in a country without government, our calamity is heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means by which we suffer." So i'm trying to write an essay and I really like thi quote, i've realitivly got it's meanign down, but i wanna make sure my interpretation is correct - anaylsis + comments are appreciates... also if anyone wants to offer up more quotes on limited gov't feel free. THANKS!

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One Answer to “Explain following thomas paine quote.. “Society in every state is a blessing, but Government, even in its…”?”

  1. catechizer says:

    OK, but it might help if you gave us the author.You see, with THAT information you could find out when he lived and when he said this now famous quote. You could also find out where he lived and what was going on around him that made him think this.ALL that information would be useful in your essay.An essay addressing many issues you are reading about on the front page today.IN FACT, you could tie this essay to the Occupy Wall-street movement (teachers would LOVE that) AND the Tea Party. Two observably different groups YOU can tie together with your quote.Neat, Huh?So how would each of these groups agree that “Society,” in other words, the benefit of civilization, like water and sanitation and mail delivery, is a blessing, but Government, which is always corrupt and bloated and uncaring, is a “necessary evil”?