Originally Posted by Commander
To make a government requires no great prudence. Settle the seat of power; teach obedience; and the work is done. To give freedom is still more easy. It is not necessary to guide; it only requires to let go the rein. But to form a free government; that is, to temper together these opposite elements of liberty and restraint in one consistent work, requires much thought; deep reflection; a sagacious, powerful and combining mind.
"Those who give up essential liberties for temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." --Ben Franklin
"Commerce with all nations, alliance with none." --Thomas Jefferson
"Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes its laws." --Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild
"Mr. Speaker, I once again find myself compelled to vote against the annual budge resolution for a simple reason: it makes government bigger." --Ron Paul
"The nine scariest words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government, and I'm here to help.' " --Ronald Reagan