June 6, 2016—Do you support “the monster state?” Michael Boldin, founder and executive director of the Tenth Amendment Center, has met some who do, and he has a message for those who attack liberty-loving people as “anti-government.”
“Supporters of the monster state often refer to our work here at the Tenth Amendment Center as anti-government,” Boldin says, “To them, of course, this label is a negative, but prominent founders like Thomas Paine would have disagreed.
“In Common Sense, he wrote, ‘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.’
“In a world where the government spies on you, lies to you, takes massive amounts of your money, wages wars in your name, restricts your right to defend yourself, being anti-government isn’t a bad thing. It’s a badge of honor.”