Remember that private citizens—whether rich or poor, whether businessmen or
workers—have no power to start a war. That power is the exclusive prerogative
of a government. Which type of government is more likely to plunge a country
into war: a government of limited powers, bound by constitutional
restrictions—or an unlimited government, open to the pressure of any group
with warlike interests or ideologies, a government able to command armies to
march at the whim of a single chief executive?