“The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos…”-Mencken

The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane and intolerable, and so, if he is romantic, he tries to change it. And even if he is not romantic personally he is very apt to spread discontent among those who are.”

― H.L. Mencken, A Mencken Chrestomathy

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/380279-the-most-dangerous-man-to-anygovernmentis-the-man

SEE:

“All government, in its essence, is a conspiracy against the superior man: its one permanent object is to oppress him and cripple him…The most dangerous man to government is the man who is able to think for himself…”-H. L. Mencken

 

“Every election is an advanced auction on stolen goods”—Mencken

 

H.L. Mencken: The Joyous Libertarian–Rothbard

 

Book: Political Ponerology (A Science on the Nature of Evil Adjusted for Political Purposes)