The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help. - President Ronald Reagan.
Government is not a solution to our problem, government is the problem. … Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. 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. If it stops moving, subsidize it. … The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much. - President Ronald Reagan.
‘Government is like a baby: an alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.’ - President Ronald Reagan
"It is important to remember that government interference always means either violent action or the threat of such action. The funds that a government spends for whatever purposes are levied by taxation. And taxes are paid because the taxpayers are afraid of offering resistance to the tax gatherers. They know that any disobedience or resistance is hopeless. As long as this is the state of affairs, the government is able to collect the money that it wants to spend.
Government is in the last resort the employment of armed men, of policemen, gendarmes, soldiers, prison guards, and hangmen. The essential feature of government is the enforcement of its decrees by beating, killing, and imprisoning. Those who are asking for more government interference are asking ultimately for more compulsion and less freedom." - Ludwig Von Mises
“Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” - President George Washington.
If you don’t control your government, your government will control you. - President Ronald Reagan.
When the people fear their government there is tyranny. When the government fears the people there is liberty. - President Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)