Good government :: Columns :: More than merely “off course” by Rebecca Hagelin – Feb 14, 2006

This is my idea, also, of good government. From Indiana congressman Mike Pence:

“We need to stop, set anchor and reset our heading based on what we know to be true about the nature of government:

• That government that governs least, governs best.
• That as government expands, freedom contracts.
• That government should never do for a man what he can and should do for himself.
• That societies are judged by their treatment of the most vulnerable: the aged, the infirm and the unborn.

“But it’s not enough to know these truths. We need to choose to put them into practice.”


J. Randal Matheny

Be pithy.

What do you think?