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Originally posted by Saidin
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It's from the Unibomber, Theodore Kaczynskis' Industrial Society and Its Future(aka his manifesto), as far as I can tell.
I have shown how the dread of disturbance and the love of well-being insensibly lead democratic nations to increase the functions of central government as the only power which appears to be intrinsically sufficiently strong, enlightened, and secure to protect them from anarchy, I would now add that all the particular circumstances which tend to make the state of a democratic community agitated and precarious enhances this general propensity and lead private persons more and more to sacrifice their rights to the tranquility.