The answers to our problems don’t lie beyond our reach. They exist in our laboratories and universities; in our fields and our factories; in the imaginations of our entrepreneurs and the pride of the hardest-working people on Earth. Those qualities that have made America the greatest force of progress and prosperity in human history we still possess in ample measure.
BARACK OBAMA, Address to Joint Session of Congress, Feb. 24, 2009
“Fortunately, we’ve got the federal government to hold these people back from accomplishing anything.”