Oddly, and by some strange practice that dates back to, hmmm, the beginning of time, rulers are not to be held responsible for actions that take place on their watch. So the government is not liable. It should be but it isn't. So putting government in charge is always a perfect storm for disaster without responsibility.
~ Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr., “Land Socialism: Playing With Fire,” October 24, 2007