Government itself is founded upon the great doctrine of the consent of the governed, and has its cornerstone in the memorable principle that men are endowed with inalienable rights.
It is through states that the American people get the job done every day, often in spite of a deeply flawed bureaucratic federal government.
In government offices which are sensitive to the vehemence and passion of mass sentiment public men have no sure tenure. They are in effect perpetual office seekers, always on trial for their political lives, always required to court their restless constituents.
The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.