We contend that for a nation to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.
Winston Churchill (1874–1965)
When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is Liberty.
A government big enough to give you everything you want is powerful enough to take everything you have.
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
It is the prohibition that makes anything precious.
- Mark Twain (1835-1910)
It really doesn't get more succinct!
And about my seemingly racist comments previously . . . it was merely to make a point that poor blacks are enslaved by the government that coddles them and doesn't require any exceptionalism .