Republican government has degenerated into a tyranny of temporary voting majorities that systematically pursue private gain through political means. Despite cries for “reform,” however, there is no evident desire to abandon the present system of redistributive government.

James A. Montanye is a retired consulting economist in Falls Church, Virginia.
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