The size of the federal budget is not an appropriate barometer of social conscience or charitable concern. - Ronald Reagan

The lessons of paternalism ought to be unlearned and the better lesson taught that, while the people should patriotically support their government, its functions do not include the support of the people. - Grover Cleveland

That government is best which governs least. - Thomas Paine

A wise and frugal government... shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned... - Thomas Jefferson

A Constitution should be short and obscure. - Napoleon Bonaparte