Two new officials were confirmed for posts at the ONDCP: David Mineta as Deputy Director of Demand Reduction, and Benjamin Tucker as Deputy Director of State, Local and Tribal Affairs.
I was doing a little quick checking into these folks and when I googled Benjamin Tucker, I found some fascinating quotes….
To force a man to pay for the violation of his own liberty is indeed an addition of insult to injury. â€” Benjamin Tucker
Aggression is simply another name for government. Aggression, invasion, government, are interconvertible terms. The essence of government is control, or the attempt to control. He who attempts to control another is a governor, an aggressor, an invader; and the nature of such invasion is not changed, whether it is made by one man upon another man, after the manner of the ordinary criminal, or by one man upon all other men, after the manner of an absolute monarch, or by all other men upon one man, after the manner of a modern democracy. â€” Benjamin Tucker
At first I thought, well, this is an interesting choice… but quickly realized that, unless they dug him up from the grave, this is a vastly different Benjamin Tucker.