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Government Is Not The Solution To Our Problem

Posted by | October 8th, 2009

“In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem …”

“It is my intention to curb the size and influence of the Federal establishment and to demand recognition of the distinction between the powers granted to the Federal Government and those reserved to the States or to the people. All of us need to be reminded that the Federal Government did not create the States; the States created the Federal Government.

Now, so there will be no misunderstanding, it is not my intention to do away with government. It is, rather, to make it work—work with us, not over us; to stand by our side, not ride on our back. Government can and must provide opportunity, not smother it; foster productivity, not stifle it.”

– Ronald Reagan (First Inaugural Address – January 20, 1981)
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3 thoughts on “Government Is Not The Solution To Our Problem

  1. Jackie

    That someone would have to be able to figure out how to move our citizenry away from the entitlement mentality to one of working hard, saving their money, and striving to have a better life for themselves and their children.

    One thing I would like to see in my lifetime is the outlawing of credit cards, and only have debit cards.  With the exception of car loans and mortgage loans, we need to get away from having things we cannot afford.  I know I have been much more happy that I don’t have debt (except for my mortgage).

    The hard part is getting there without ruining our whole financial system.

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