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David Boaz, Dr. Lawrence W. Reed, Robert A. Heinlein


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"The real reason to abolish departments like Energy and Education is not to promote efficiency, nor even to save taxpayers’ money. It is that many agencies perform functions that are not Federal responsibility. The founders delegated to the Government only strictly defined authority in Article I, Section 8, of the Constitution. Search the entire Constitution, and you will find no authorization for Congress to subsidize the arts, finance and regulate education or invest tax revenues in energy research."

-- David Boaz

(1953-) Author, executive vice president of the Cato Institute

Source: Budget Cuts: Less Than Meets the Eye, New York Times, Op-Ed Thursday, July 6, 1995


"Federal regulations alone are estimated to cost Americans more than $600 billion yearly. We pay government in lives shortened or lost because of delays in new drug approvals. Because of a raft of restrictive barriers to enterprise, we pay for government in terms of businesses stymied or never started and jobs never created. A government education monopoly that often fails to educate exacts a terrible price by stunting careers and squandering immense human potential. One cost of government that can’t be reckoned in dollars and cents -- a diminution of the individual’s basic freedom to act and speak on his own -- has been deemed important enough to spark a revolution from time to time."

-- Dr. Lawrence W. Reed

(1953-) President of the Foundation for Economic Education, economist, author

Source: There’s More to Government Than You Think, The Freeman, April 1997, P. 195


"Taxes are not levied for the benefit of the taxed."

-- Robert A. Heinlein

(1907-1988) American writer


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