how could the government ever be wrong and not anticipate any unintended consequenses? how could the governemnt, in all its wisdom and power, ever lead us astray?
i for one would give all i own, all i can create and all i will earn to the government if they said it was for my own good... and while i'm at it, i think everyone else should do the same.
self-interest is tearing at the moral fabric of our fragile society and should be eradicated wherever possible. only the good of the state and the good of its people as a whole should enter into any consideration of government power and its allocation. acting in ones own self-interest often is in direct conflict with the good of the people -- man, left to look after his own interests, will only ever do harm, never good.
while we're on the subject of government, i think there are too many deliberations about how the country should best be run. we shoud eliminate any dissenters. what are dissenters doing but obstructing legislation that will benefit the people. government always knows best; if there are government officials that believe otherwise they are only undermining the people's confidence in government and thereby hurting the people. although, even after most dissent has been eliminated there still might be some within the majority who disagree on certain points. i suppose the solution to that is to simply put the power to decide in the hands of one: a wise and knowledgable person, morally superior to the masses and with a will strong enough to accomplish the difficult task of consolidating power and executing the will of the government for the good of the people.
the good of the people -- this is, of course, the ultimate goal. people sometime, often, have difficulty in seeing the best path and so it must be shown to them. who else has the knowledge, power and wisdom but the government.