The Nature of Government and Politics: Citates by Tom Woods

The Nature of Government and Politics

The state is „that organization in society which attempts to maintain a monopoly of the use of force and violence in a given territorial area; in particular, it is the only organization in society that obtains its revenue not by voluntary contribution or payment for services rendered but by coercion.“ – Murray Rothbard


“A state is defined conventionally as an agency that exercises a compulsory territorial monopoly of ultimate decison-making (jurisdiction) and of taxation. By definition then, every state, regardless of its particular constitution, is economically and ethically deficient.” – Hans-Hermann Hoppe


citates from Tom Woods