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

Gerald R. Ford (1913-2006) American politician, US President (1974-77) [b. Leslie Lynch King, Jr.]
Speech to the Republican National Convention (19 Aug 1976)

Also cited as a speech to Congress (12 Aug 1976) Also attrib. B. Goldwater

Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 1-Feb-04
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