What has made us a nation is our love of liberty and our realization that we’ re part of a great historic venture, an experiment in freedom to test the ability of people to live together in freedom, respecting the rights of others and expecting that their rights, in turn, will be respected.
Facts are stubborn things.
Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.
How do you tell a communist? Well, it's someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It's someone who understands Marx and Lenin.
Let us be sure that those who come after will say of us in our time, that in our time we did everything that could be done. We finished the race; we kept them free; we kept the faith.
Man is not free unless government is limited.
No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth!
People do not make wars; governments do.
Protecting the rights of even the least individual among us is basically the only excuse the government has for even existing.
Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the democrats believe every day is April 15.
The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.
The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much.
We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone.
We should measure welfare's success by how many people leave welfare, not by how many are added.
Welfare's purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence.