"I heartily accept the motto, 'That government is the best which governs least';
and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically.
Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which also I belive -
'That goverment is best which governs not at all;' and when wo/men are prepared for it,
that will be the kind of government which they will have.
Government is at best but an expedient; but most governments are usually,
and all governments are sometimes, inexpedient."
Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau