Society is not a family, government is not a parent

Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Richard M Ebeling

"If the notion of a family is extended to the members of society as a whole, it is important to ask, 'Who are the parents?' In the political setting this can only mean politicians holding political office and those who man and manage the government bureaucracies regulating and controlling the private and social affairs of the citizenry, and determining the distribution of income and wealth among the social 'family' members via the tax system. 'Progressives' and others on 'the left,' of course, parrot some variation of the chant, 'participatory democracy.' But what does this actually mean?" (07/17/17)

https://www.fff.org/explore-freedom/article/society-not-family-government-not-parent/