Comment: Government was not created to keep evil in check.

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Government was not created to keep evil in check.

Nowhere was it created for that purpose. It was always and everywhere an institution of predation created by the strongest and most cunning predators in society. It is simply a mechanism to maintain power and wealth in the hands of the rulers. It is the only institution in society that's solely dependent on predation. Without stealing it could not exist. This was its original purpose and continues to be its purpose.

Rothbard's Anatomy of the State:
https://mises.org/document/1011/Anatomy-of-the-State

Audio version:
https://mises.org/media/7640/Anatomy-of-the-State