„I want government small enough to fit inside the Constitution.“

p. 83
Liberty A to Z (2004)

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„A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.“

—  Gerald Ford American politician, 38th President of the United States (in office from 1974 to 1977) 1913 - 2006

Presidential address to a joint session of Congress (12 August 1974)
Ford has also been quoted as having made a similar statement many years earlier, as a representative to the US Congress: "If the government is big enough to give you everything you want, it is big enough to take away everything you have."
"If Elected, I Promise…" : Stories and Gems of Wisdom by and About Politicians (1960) p. 193
Similar assertions have often been attributed to Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan. Some of the inspiration for such expressions may lie in "The Criminality of the State" by Albert Jay Nock in American Mercury (March 1939) where he stated: "You get the same order of criminality from any State to which you give power to exercise it; and whatever power you give the State to do things for you carries with it the equivalent power to do things to you."
1970s, Address to Congress (12 August 1974)

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„A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.“

—  Barry Goldwater American politician 1909 - 1998

Gerald Ford in a Presidential address to a joint session of Congress (12 August 1974)
Ford has also been quoted as having made a similar statement many years earlier, as a representative to the US Congress: "If the government is big enough to give you everything you want, it is big enough to take away everything you have."
"If Elected, I Promise…" : Stories and Gems of Wisdom by and About Politicians (1960) p. 193
Unsourced variants attributed to Goldwater include:
A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away.
Remember that a government big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take away everything you have.
However, Karl Hess, a speechwriter for Goldwater, quoted Goldwater as having "repeatedly" said during the 1964 campaign that "the government strong enough to give you what you want is strong enough to take it all away." See The Death of Politics http://fare.tunes.org/books/Hess/dop.html, a Playboy article from 1969.
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„A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.“

—  Ronald Reagan American politician, 40th president of the United States (in office from 1981 to 1989) 1911 - 2004

Attributed to Reagan from informal remarks to reporters 10 October 1984,and to students and faculty at St. John's University 28 March 1985.[citation needed] The statement was made a decade earlier by Gerald Ford in an address to a Joint Session of the Congress, 12 August 1974. It is sometimes attributed to Thomas Jefferson and Barry Goldwater.
Similar assertions have often been attributed to Barry Goldwater. Some of the inspiration for such expressions may lie in "The Criminality of the State" by Albert Jay Nock in American Mercury (March 1939) where he stated: "You get the same order of criminality from any State to which you give power to exercise it; and whatever power you give the State to do things for you carries with it the equivalent power to do things to you."
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Variante: A government that is big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take everything you have.

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„As long as I am running this Government I will run the Government as I see fit…as I believe in, based on my philosophy.“

—  Brian Cowen Irish politician 1960

He's taken the blows and now Brian's doing it . .His Way, Irish Independent, 28 January 2009, 2010-06-12 http://www.independent.ie/opinion/analysis/hes-taken-the-blows-and-now-brians-doing-it----his-way-1616861.html,
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„The government have only a small majority in the House of Commons. I want to make it quite clear that this will not affect our ability to govern. Having been charged with the duties of Government we intend to carry out those duties.“

—  Harold Wilson Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1916 - 1995

Television broadcast (October 1964), after winning the general election, quoted in David Butler, Coalitions in British Politics (Macmillan, London, 1978), p. 99.
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„I want to be inside your heaven.“

—  Carrie Underwood American country music singer 1983

From Inside Your Heaven from the album, Some Hearts (2005). [Misattributed: performer not credited as writer.]

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„I want to lead a government humble enough to know its place – where I will always strive to be – and that is on people's side.“

—  Gordon Brown British Labour Party politician 1951

" Brown makes pitch to lead Britain http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/6644717.stm", BBC News online, 11 May 2007.
Speech at the launch of his leadership campaign, 11 May 2007.
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„In a Constitutional Monarchy, the Government governs and the King reigns.“

—  Georgios Papandreou Greek politician - former prime minister of Greece 1888 - 1968

During the political crisis of 1965.

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„I want to be inside your darkest everything“

—  Frida Kahlo, The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait

Fonte: The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait

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„Wherever the government goes, the Constitution goes, and wherever the Constitution goes, the protections that it guarantees restrain the government and requires it to protect those rights.“

—  Andrew P. Napolitano American judge and syndicated columnist 1950

Judge Napolitano on Hannity and Colmes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bejmEG_t9mI, discussing the Supreme Court rulings on the scope of the protections in the Constitution.
Contexto: The Constitution applies to persons, not just citizens. If you read the Constitution, its protections are not limited to Americans. And that was written intentionally, because at the time it was written, they didn't know what Native Americans would be. When the post civil war amendments were added, they didn't know how blacks would be considered, because they had a decision of the Supreme Court called Dred Scott, that said blacks are not persons. So in order to make sure the Constitution protected every human being: American, alien; citizen, non-citizen; lawful combatant, enemy combatant; innocent, guilty; those who wish us well, those who wish us ill... they use the broadest possible language, to make it clear: Wherever the government goes, the Constitution goes, and wherever the Constitution goes, the protections that it guarantees restrain the government and requires it to protect those rights.

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