Government Shouldn’t Play a Part in Everyday Life

“Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration has been minding my own business. Government shouldn’t play a part in everyday life. Jefferson said that the people should be left to manage their own affairs. His opposition will bear careful analysis, and the country could stand a good deal more of its application. The trouble with us is we talk about jefferson, but we do not follow him. In this theory that the people should manage their government, and not be managed by it, he was everlastingly right.”

–Calvin Coolidge