"My goal is to cut government in half in twenty-five years, to get it down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub."
"A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities."Grover Norquist on Thomas Jefferson
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."Grover Norquist on Winston Churchill
"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country."Grover Norquist on Thomas Jefferson
"Government is not reason it is not eloquent it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."Grover Norquist on George Washington
"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil in its worst state, an intolerable one."Grover Norquist on Thomas Paine
"Look, the center right coalition in American politics today is best understood as a coalition of groups and individuals that on the issue that brings them to politics what they want from the government is to be left alone."
"I read murder mysteries. I exercise 40 minutes a day. I watch videotapes while I exercise. I listen to audiotapes when I am in my car. And I try to stay in three different centuries."
"Democrats are people who raise your taxes and spend your money on weird stuff. They steal your guns, and they spit on your faith."
"Our goal is to shrink government to the size where we can drown it in a bathtub."
"Clinton and Obama practice this politics known quaintly as the Richard Speck strategy: if you cannot take on everyone in the room at once, take them out of the room one at a time."