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A '''government''' is "the organization, that is the governing authority of a political unit,"<ref>[http://wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=government Wordnet Search 3.0: Government]</ref> "the ruling power in a political society,"<ref>[http://www.1911encyclopedia.org/Government LoveToKnow: 1911 Encyclopedia: Government]</ref> and the apparatus through which a governing body functions and exercises authority.<ref>American 760</ref> "Government, with the authority to make laws, to adjudicate disputes, and to issue administrative decisions, and with a monopoly of authorized force where it fails to persuade, is an indispensable means, ''proximately'', to the peace of communal life."<ref name="adler 80">Adler 80-81</ref> "A compulsory territorial monopolist of protection and jurisdiction equipped with the power to tax without unanimous consent."<ref>{{cite book|title=The Myth of National Defense|author=Hoppe, Hans-Hermann|pages=8|isbn=0-945466-37-4|year=2003}}</ref> Statist theorists maintain that the necessity of government derives from the fact that the people need to live in communities, yet personal autonomy must be constrained in these communities.
 
A '''government''' is "the organization, that is the governing authority of a political unit,"<ref>[http://wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=government Wordnet Search 3.0: Government]</ref> "the ruling power in a political society,"<ref>[http://www.1911encyclopedia.org/Government LoveToKnow: 1911 Encyclopedia: Government]</ref> and the apparatus through which a governing body functions and exercises authority.<ref>American 760</ref> "Government, with the authority to make laws, to adjudicate disputes, and to issue administrative decisions, and with a monopoly of authorized force where it fails to persuade, is an indispensable means, ''proximately'', to the peace of communal life."<ref name="adler 80">Adler 80-81</ref> "A compulsory territorial monopolist of protection and jurisdiction equipped with the power to tax without unanimous consent."<ref>{{cite book|title=The Myth of National Defense|author=Hoppe, Hans-Hermann|pages=8|isbn=0-945466-37-4|year=2003}}</ref> Statist theorists maintain that the necessity of government derives from the fact that the people need to live in communities, yet personal autonomy must be constrained in these communities.
  

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A government is "the organization, that is the governing authority of a political unit,"[1] "the ruling power in a political society,"[2] and the apparatus through which a governing body functions and exercises authority.[3] "Government, with the authority to make laws, to adjudicate disputes, and to issue administrative decisions, and with a monopoly of authorized force where it fails to persuade, is an indispensable means, proximately, to the peace of communal life."[4] "A compulsory territorial monopolist of protection and jurisdiction equipped with the power to tax without unanimous consent."[5] Statist theorists maintain that the necessity of government derives from the fact that the people need to live in communities, yet personal autonomy must be constrained in these communities.

References

  1. Wordnet Search 3.0: Government
  2. LoveToKnow: 1911 Encyclopedia: Government
  3. American 760
  4. Adler 80-81
  5. Hoppe, Hans-Hermann (2003). The Myth of National Defense, 8. ISBN 0-945466-37-4.