A government is the only vessel that leaks from the top.
In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men you must first enable the government to control the governed and in the next place oblige it to control itself.
Feeling good about government is like looking on the bright side of any catastrophe. When you quit looking on the bright side, the catastrophe is still there.
The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much.