• “Men and women must prevail over the endless agencies and bureaus that would reduce human beings to computerized abstractions and program people into numbers and statistics. Today’s mounting danger is from mass government … we must not let them prevail . . . Never forget that in America our sovereign is the citizen . . . The state is a servant . . . It must never become an anonymous monstrosity that masters everyone.” ~President Gerald Ford
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  • “I see a century … which equips young men and women … to make their own decisions rather than permit their future to be programmed by massive government structures that an imaginative writer foresaw for 1984 — a nightmarish fantasy of what our third century could be. It is my deepest conviction that a government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.” ~Gerald Ford, (1974)
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  • “The Constitution is the supreme law of our land and it governs our actions as citizens. Only the laws of God, which govern our consciences, are superior to it. As we are a Nation under God, so I am sworn to uphold our laws with the help of God.” ~Gerald Ford
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  • “People say … why don’t you expand that program, why don’t you spend more Federal money? . . . I don’t think they have understood one of the fundamentals . . . I look them in the eye and I say, ‘Do you realize that a government big enough to give us everything we want is a government big enough to take from us everything we have?'” ~President Gerald Ford, March 11, 1976
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