The words within the Declaration of Independence should mean something to every human being.
It declares individuals are in complete control of their own lives. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are all individual pursuits that require independence and personal responsibility. Those pursuits may at times require dependency on others, but we still have the freedom to choose who helps us. But they still don't turn people into rulers over us, nor do they turn us into lifelong dependents.
The idea of "experts" is foolish. The people we elect are humans, and all humans are flawed. They can't control themselves when given too much power. History shows they will use it to do harm.
No economic or government system thought up by flawed human beings will ever eliminate the injustices of this world. Those who put their faith in government and "masterminds" are fools.
- John DeVries, Wheatfield