The Government is best which governs least.
A government that can do everything for us can also take everything from us.
If men were angels, no government would be necessary.
- James Madison, Federalist 51
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty
Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.
People don't start wars, governments do.
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
Man is by nature a political animal.
Liberalism is a mental disorder.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty.
Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the democrats believe every day is April 15.
After you climb the mountain, more mountains.
In American politics there are two parties, the stupid party and the evil party. Sometimes the stupid party becomes the stupid evil party and it is usually called bipartisanship.
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
Government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem
I don't want to abolish government. I simply want to reduce it to the size where I can drag it into the bathroom and drown it in the bathtub.
Security of freedom can best be achieved by security through freedom.
You have rights antecedent to all earthly governments; rights that cannot be repealed or restrained by human laws; rights derived from the Great Legislator of the Universe.
The Constitution vests the power of declaring war in Congress; therefore no offensive expedition of importance can be undertaken until after they shall have deliberated upon the subject and authorized such a measure.