Browsing the archives for the Big Government tag

“This Is Supposed To Be A Nation In Which Citizens Rule Their Own Lives”

When asked about Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) tax proposals, Dr. Ben Carson said, “We have to be cognizant of whether we in fact want to be a nation where we rule our own lives, or whether we have the government invading every aspect of our life. This is a very, very serious issue and I […]

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If government was too big 2 centuries ago…

“I think myself that we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious.” – Thomas Jefferson Wealth redistribution via the government is nothing new.  Thomas Jefferson, however, viewed this not just as a problem in the eyes of liberty, but as a problem with government. […]

Alexander Hamilton was not a fan of big government.

“The principal purposes to be answered by union are these — the common defense of the members; the preservation of the public peace as well against internal convulsions as external attacks; the regulation of commerce with other nations and between the States; the superintendence of our intercourse, political and commercial, with foreign countries…If the circumstances […]

Ben Franklin knew we would screw ourselves.

“When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.” – Benjamin Franklin. Today, we have a federal government that is too large to sustain itself.  It needs to borrow money to offset the difference in its costs.  On top of that, it has found that it […]