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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.
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{{tnr}}A '''government''' is "the organization, that is the governing authority of a political unit"and the apparatus through which a governing body functions and exercises authority.<ref name=FD>[http://www.thefreedictionary.com/governing The Free Dictionary: "Government," accessed December 15, 2013]</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>  
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A government is "the organization, that is the governing authority of a political unit"and the apparatus through which a governing body functions and exercises authority.[1] "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."[2] "A compulsory territorial monopolist of protection and jurisdiction equipped with the power to tax without unanimous consent."[3]

See also

Ballotpedia:Index of Terms

References

  1. The Free Dictionary: "Government," accessed December 15, 2013
  2. Adler 80-81
  3. Hoppe, Hans-Hermann (2003). The Myth of National Defense, 8. ISBN 0-945466-37-4.