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Clarence Manion

Government does not create liberty; on the contrary, government is the one persisting danger of human liberty…. This role of government as the enemy of liberty was well understood by the Founding Fathers of the Republic. They wished government to have sufficient power to ‘restrain men from injuring one another.’ But beyond that, they tied it down securely with constitutional limitations, separation of powers, bills of rights, and other legal barriers and barbed wire entanglements.

— Clarence Manion