QUOTE – Thomas Jefferson “A wise and frugal government . . .”
"A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pusuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.
Most bad government has grown out of too much government.
Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty."