From the beginning, there have been some religious leaders who greeted the funding of faith-based social services by government with ambivalence.
Insofar as the church fails to do the will of God, I am called upon to help it discover and to do the will of God; and I am called upon to help the government to do the same.
But I think it's up to a local congregation to determine whether or not a marriage should be blessed of God. And it shouldn't be up to the government.
While I can see how the government has, at times, wasted taxpayers' money, and I can admit that too often its programs are ineffective, I also can see the good that government does.
I'd like to see the government get out of war altogether and leave the whole field to private individuals.
I had this fantasy that in a democracy the government was the population. So I came to America and got a big slap in my face... Americans were not what I thought. I thought I was going to see bastards and I saw nice people, very friendly to me.
In the sixties, for anybody to suggest that the government didn't have our best interests at heart and policemen sometimes killed people would have automatically made them a radical firebrand lefty. That's not the case anymore.
We're facing a natural disaster in the middle of an economic disaster. The federal government has to balance its budget the way our families do.
The American people are not just being taxed to death; they're being taxed after death. But, no one should have to sell the life's work of a parent or a loved one just to pay the federal government.
A claim for equality of material position can be met only by a government with totalitarian powers.
I used to have a little saying I used when people said, 'What are your priorities?' I'd give them a bit of government alphabet soup. I'd say 'CTCPROW: Counterterrorism, counterproliferation, rest of the world.'
A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy.
No Government can be long secure without a formidable Opposition.
What we are missing, utterly and completely, in this government is accountability.
I think it is just stupid economics for a government to approach economic management from a strand of thinking regarding unions as enemies.
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