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Old 11-30-2011, 09:53 AM
 
Location: North America
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"A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.

-Gerald Ford (14 July 1913 – 26 December 2006)
38th President of the United States.
Presidential address to a joint session of Congress (12 August 1974)

Government always finds a need for whatever money it gets.
-Ronald Reagan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pFC3LKMIQo

Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They always run out of other people's money.
-Maggie Thatcher

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-fX21dzWV4

Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.
-Ronald Reagan

Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.
-Thomas Jefferson

Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
-Ronald Reagan

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Old 11-30-2011, 09:54 AM
 
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It's hard to find the welfare office if there are not enough branches.
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:55 AM
 
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LOL.

It is small and limited. you cannot control everyone and steal from those you are jeolous of if your government is small and limited.
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Land of debt and Corruption
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Liberals have the misconception that if we only tax the rich more that there will be plenty to spread around to the masses and all will live in harmony. Instead of raising the bottom up, they would rather tear down the top. They are misguided in their beliefs.
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Liberals fear the need for a sequel to American War of Independence.

Smaller the government, smaller the people (no, we liberals mean... people as in people).
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Land of Thought and Flow
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The same question could impeccably be asked of Conservatives. *shrug* And the real answer would be the same for both sides - though many refuse to state it outright: Because I want the government to enforce my own personal ideals.
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:04 AM
 
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An equally good question is.... what do todays Republicans have against small limited government?

At this time, neither D or R is for this
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:06 AM
 
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The same question could impeccably be asked of Conservatives. *shrug* And the real answer would be the same for both sides - though many refuse to state it outright: Because I want the government to enforce my own personal ideals.
Personally, I'd like the government to enforce the Constitution.

That is the ONLY authority that the government has after all.
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Yes, because the Patriot Act and No Child Left Behind are great examples of "small government" LOL.

It is not liberals vs conservatives, we all want Government to have as little effects on our lives as possible.
It is the NeoCons and NeoLibs that want an intrusive and powerful centralized Government. They have dominated our politics for the last 20-30 years.
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Land of debt and Corruption
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Personally, I'd like the government to enforce the Constitution.

That is the ONLY authority that the government has after all.
Agreed.
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