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Old 04-30-2017, 10:15 PM
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Keep in mind that, just as the State has a monopoly on printing money, the State would very much like to have a monopoly on violence.
" It is very difficult for the labouring people, who have been deceived and intimidated by the reactionary ruling classes for thousands of years, to awaken to the importance of having guns in their own hands."
"Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun."
"The guns of the Russian Communist Party created socialism. "
"Experience in the class struggle in the era of imperialism teaches us that it is only by the power of the gun that the working class and the labouring masses can defeat the armed bourgeoisie and landlords; in this sense we may say that only with guns can the whole world be transformed"
Selected Works of Mao Tse-tung, Vol. II, pp. 224-225[3]

"Weber claims that the state is the "only human Gemeinschaft which lays claim to the monopoly on the legitimated use of physical force. However, this monopoly is limited to a certain geographical area, and in fact this limitation to a particular area is one of the things that defines a state."[2] In other words, Weber describes the state as any organization that succeeds in holding the exclusive right to use, threaten, or authorize physical force against residents of its territory. "
"Weber's concept has been formalized to show that the exclusive policing power of the state benefits social welfare, provided the state acts benevolently in the interest of its citizens.[5]"

"The Drug Enforcement Administration seized more than $4 billion in cash from people suspected of drug activity over the last decade, but $3.2 billion of those seizures were never connected to any criminal charges."

"Law enforcement took more stuff from people than burglars did last year"
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