The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance.
Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government. That government is best which governs least.
The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.
I would rather be ruled by people represented by the first 100 names in the Boston phone book than by the faculty of Harvard.
If a private enterprise is a failure, it is closed down — unless it can get a government subsidy to keep it going; if a government enterprise is a failure, it is expanded. I challenge you to find exceptions.
Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.
A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.
There is no distinctly Native American criminal class … save Congress.
The government is like a baby’s alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other.