War is just one more big government program.
The course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.
The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would steal them away.
Government is not a solution to our problem government is the problem.
Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry.
I hope we once again have reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There's a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: As government expands, liberty contracts.
The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.
The best view of big government is in the rearview mirror as we leave it behind.
The era of big government is over.
When you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat.
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
Today it is not big business that we have to fear. It is big government.
The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.
What we should be asking is not whether we need a big government or small government, but how we can create a smarter and better government.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it.
Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.
Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.
Man is not free unless government is limited.
You can't be for big government, big taxes and big bureaucracy and still be for the little guy.
For those who aspire to live in a high cost, high tax, big government place, our nation and the world offers plenty of options. Vermont, Canada and Venezuela all offer you the opportunity to live in the socialist, big government paradise you long for.
The nine most terrifying words in the English language are "I'm from the government, and I'm here to help."
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.
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