|Every government is comprised of human agents.|
The entity we call the government cannot exist without humans. It cannot make laws. It cannot enforce laws.
Therefore, it is a misnomer to say the government does something. Rather, government agents do things.
The government does not force you to pay taxes. Government agents force you to pay taxes. The government does not create laws. Government agents create laws. The government does not enforce laws. Government agents enforce laws.
Consequently, I prefer to use the phrase government agents in lieu of the government. It allows me to accurately emphasize that a lifeless entity can do nothing. We cannot hold the government responsible because it is nothing more than a conceptual abstract. The people -- or agents -- who comprise government entities are to held accountable.
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