"It is only under the shelter of the civil magistrate, that the owner of that valuable property, which is acquired by the labour of many years, or perhaps of many successive generations, can sleep a single night in security. He is at all times surrounded by unknown enemies, whom, though he never provoked, he can never appease, and from whose injustice he can be protected only by the powerful arm of the civil magistrate, continually held up to chastise it. The acquisition of valuable and extensive property, therefore, necessarily requires the establishment of civil government."
-- Adam Smith
A minimal state is limited to:
- A police force
- A court system
- The military of some kind.
Economic, Social, Cultural, Moral and other responsibilities belong to the individual.
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