A nation is a fragile thing. It is hard to build and easy to destroy. When the intellectuals, politicians, and technocrats misuse their political power—by mandating new ways of living, and imposing new restrictions or lockdowns—they are asking for trouble. They have no way of knowing how much stress their nation can take before its moral and political structure starts to break apart. Using government’s power to transform peoples’ way of life for managing some imagined or real crisis can easily backfire. It can lead to a decline in cultural standards and economy. If things to out of hand, overuse of government’s power can lead to a revolution or a civil war.
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