"But no one has yet succeeded in reducing the size or scope of the federal government."
"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."James Q. Wilson on Thomas Jefferson
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."James Q. Wilson 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."James Q. Wilson 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."James Q. Wilson on George Washington
"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil in its worst state, an intolerable one."James Q. Wilson on Thomas Paine
"Some people suggest that the problem is the separation of powers. If you had a parliamentary system, the struggle for power would not result in such complex peace treaties that empower so many different people to pursue so many contradictory aims."