Ronald Reagan on Government by Consent

“We are a nation that has a government–not the other way around. And this makes us special among the nations of the Earth. Our Government has no power except that granted it by the people. It is time to check and reverse the growth of government which shows signs of having grown beyond the consent of the governed.”

— Ronald Reagan, First Inaugural Address, 20 January 1981

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February 22, 2009 · 5:04 pm

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