And I just think that we’re at a point in our economic life here in our state – and – and, candidly, across the country, where increased taxes is just the wrong way to go. The people of our state are not convinced that state government, county government, local government has done all they can with the money we already give them, rather than the money that we have before.
The taxpayer – that’s someone who works for the federal government but doesn’t have to take the civil service examination.
When government disappears, it’s not as if paradise will take its place. When governments are gone, other interests will take their place.
By a continuing process of inflation, government can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens.
It matters enormously to a successful democratic society like ours that we have three branches of government, each with some independence and some control over the other two. That’s set out in the Constitution.
There is a Western world. There is America. There is Great Britain and Germany and France and Russia and China and other nations. I doubt that there is one country amongst those I mentioned which has a desire to see Iran, with its fundamentalist, Islamic, extremist government, possessing nuclear weapons.