We’ve been fighting about the proper size and role of government since the day the Framers gathered in Philadelphia…. But what troubles me is when I hear people say that all of government is inherently bad…. When our government is spoken of as some menacing, threatening foreign entity, it ignores the fact that in our democracy, government is us.
BARACK OBAMA, remarks at University of Michigan, May 1, 2010
“Although, with me as President, technically government IS a menacing, threatening, foreign entity.”