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“If the average man had had his way there would probably never have been any state. Even today he resents it, classes death with taxes, and yearns for that government which governs least. If he asks for many laws it is only because he is sure that his neighbor needs them; privately he is an unphilosophical anarchist, and thinks laws in his own case superfluous. In the simplest societies there is hardly any government.” – Will Durant
We just spent four weeks deciding who would be Speaker of the House. At least that is how it felt to political junkies. In reality it was four days and 15 votes. For those of you really into political history that isn’t even close to a record.