"Yet, dumbfounded or not by the smoke and mirrors, why do we suffer so much at the hands of these ruler-governors, if we are many and they are few? Why do we become enchanted with the belief that our ruler-governors are just and benevolent. when we experience evidence otherwise every day, everywhere? Why do we allow so many abuses of liberty and property if the power the rulers possess is only that which we bestow onto them? Why do we let them treat us like beasts?"
-- Helio Beltrao, president, Instituto Mises Brasil