“I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism. I think conservatism is really a misnomer, just as liberalism is a misnomer for the liberals . . . The basis of conservatism is a desire for less government interference or less centralized authority or more individual freedom, and this is a pretty general description also of what libertarianism is“.
“Government is bad when it takes more than 30 percent of a taxpayer’s income in taxes. Proudhon was wrong when he said property is theft; it’s our federal budget that is institutionalized theft“.
“In the present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem“.
“Governments tend not to solve problems, only rearrange them“.
“Governments don’t reduce deficits by raising taxes on the people; governments reduce deficits by controlling spending and stimulating new wealth“.
“Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other“.
“Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselve“.
“Government has laid its hand on health, housing, farming, industry, commerce, education, and to an ever-increasing degree interferes with the people’s right to know. Government tends to grow, government programs take on weight and momentum as public servants say, always with the best of intentions. But the truth is that outside of its legitimate function, government does nothing as well or economically as the private sector of the economy“.
“Every dollar the Federal Government does not take from us, every decision it does not make for us will make our economy stronger, our lives more abundant, our future more free“.