Share '“The First Task of Government Is To Make Large Numbers of People Governable.”'
That’s what a sociologist told me after I became politically active.
How does government do that? Borrowing from Robert Burns, “Let me count the ways.”
Religion is one way, and religion makes other ways possible.
A school teacher long ago said the government does for us what we cannot do for ourselves, stuff like negotiating for fire and police protection, trash collection, and much more.
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