Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Don’t Look Too Much to Government

All communities are apt to look to government for too much. . . . But this ought not to be.  The framers of our excellent Constitution . . . acted at the time on a sounder principle.  They wisely judged that the less government interferes with private pursuits the better for the general prosperity.

Martin Van Buren, 1837, Cited, by Clarence B. Carson, A Basic History of the United States, Vol. 3: The Sections and the Civil War, 1826-1877, pg.21

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