“People go to Washington asking the Federal Government to solve their economics problems. But the Federal Government was never meant to solve men’s economic problems. Thomas Jefferson says, ‘The less government there is the better it is.’ If the less government there is the better it is, the best kind of government is self-government. If the best kind of government is self-government, then the best kind of organization is self-organization. When the organizers try to organize the unorganized, they often do it for the benefit of the organizers.”
—The Catholic Worker (Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin) Quoted in Maisie Ward, Unfinished Business (Sheed and Ward, 1964), 176,
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