Howard W. Hunter is simply explaining how governments can fail, based on failing human nature. The one and only true way people thrive is through their own efforts and recognition of those efforts (in society that is generally through monetary rewards). Once you empower government to decide who are the “Haves” and the “Have Nots” you take away each and every citizen’s right to choose to give or receive. America’s democracy is the only form of government that best addresses a large population’s highest and best use of self-government. However, when we empower government (or any leadership) to take away our personal rights (as is happening in America today), we put ourselves in danger of being ruled in tyranny. Our government is not perfect, but it is the best ever created and we better wake up and protect it – and our personal rights, or we will end up being dictated to by a few people who do not have our best interests in mind at all. Good leaders have tried to educate us to these facts – it is up to each of us to choose or not to choose to follow their advice and admonitions. We are personally accountable for the results.