In defense of stingy government

Some quotes to run a country by:

“I cannot undertake to lay my finger
on that article of the Constitution
which granted a right to Congress of expending,
on the objects of benevolence,
the money of their constituents.”
— James Madison
(1751-1836), Father of the Constitution for the USA, 4th US President
Source: 1792, in disapproval of Congress appropriating $15,000 to assist some French refugees
http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/James.Madison.Quote.24FE


“The real destroyer of the liberties of the people
is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits.”
— Plutarch
(c.45-125 A.D.) Priest of the Delphic Oracle
http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/Plutarch.Quote.E3A1


“If the right to vote were expanded to seven year olds … its policies would most definitely reflect the ‘legitimate concerns’ of children to have ‘adequate’ and ‘equal’ access to ‘free’ french fries, lemonade and videos.”
— Hans-Hermann Hoppe
Source: Democracy–The God That Failed: The Economics and Politics of Monarchy, Democracy, and Natural Order
http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/Hans-Hermann.Hoppe.Quote.6452

Couldn’t pass these up.

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