Wherefore, honest men and wise men should be sought for diligently, and good men and wise men ye should observe to uphold; (D&C 98:10)

Monday, June 13, 2016

Limited Government versus Omnipotent Government

The very nature and purpose of government has changed. We no longer has consensus about that; and that means that we no longer has a consensus that government ought to be limited. Some people think that government only does good and therefore we need more of it; and in fact, if we can have it all-encompassing, to take of us from cradle to grave; that would be so much more good that it would be utopia on earth.  
They forget that in our human nature, if you give people power, they tend to abuse it for their own purposes rather for the common good. That's why we have a limited government. That basic fight: whether we are going to continue to have a limited government, or we are going to have an omnipotent government is what we are in now. An omnipotent government can't exist with a constitution that sets out a limited government structure. ("The Constitution Under Attack",  John Eastman, YouTube video,  Oct 31, 2013)

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