"It's a paradox of my own life, for instance, that my excessive respect for and deference to authority has made me a thoroughgoing libertarian. When I am told to do something, I obey. When I am criticized, I accept. When I am presented with a law or a regulation or a rule, I comply almost to the verge of autism."Compare:
"If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary."