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James Madison, Jennifer A. Grossman, Malcolm Wallop


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"If Congress can employ money indefinitely to the general welfare, and are the

sole and supreme judges of the general welfare, they may take the care of

religion into their own hands; they may appoint teachers in every State, county

and parish and pay them out of their public treasury; they may take into their

own hands the education of children, establishing in like manner schools

throughout the Union; they may assume the provision of the poor; they may

undertake the regulation of all roads other than post-roads; in short, every

thing, from the highest object of state legislation down to the most minute

object of police, would be thrown under the power of Congress. ... Were the

power of Congress to be established in the latitude contended for, it would

subvert the very foundations, and transmute the very nature of the limited

Government established by the people of America."

-- James Madison

(1751-1836), Father of the Constitution for the USA, 4th US President


"[A]ny provider that commands 90 percent of the market -- whether we're talking about software, phone service, or heating oil -- is, by definition, a monopoly. Our government employs thousands of bureaucrats to track down and break up monopolies on the grounds that monopolies stifle competition and thereby produce bad products at high prices. Doesn't it strike anyone as strange that the same government protects its own monopoly in education? And stranger still, that nearly everyone accepts this state of affairs as normal -- as something that has always been and must always be? ... [C]ompetition forces public schools into making long-overdue repairs. And it offers poor parents the choices they desperately desire."

-- Jennifer A. Grossman

Source: How Philanthropy Is Revolutionizing Education, IMPRIMIS, Feb. 1999, Vol. 28, Number 2., p. 3.


"Today government touches everything in America and harms almost everything it

touches. Federal, state, and local governments together spend 42 out of every

100 dollars we earn. Those who do the taxing and spending have long since

ceased to work for the people as a whole. Rather, they work for themselves and

for their clients -- the education industry, the welfare culture,

public-employee unions, etc.."

-- Malcolm Wallop

(1933- ) Founder of Frontiers of Freedom, rancher, businessman, former U.S. Army Officer, former US Senator from Wyoming

Source: February 21, 1995 at Hillsdale College’s Shavano Institute for National Leadership seminar “Taking on Big Government: Agenda for the 1990s,” in Dallas, Texas.


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