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    Small Government

    What is the idea of small government? What does it mean?
    Bereishit - Genesis - Chapter 1

    1 In the beginning of God's creation of the heavens and the earth.
    :א בְּרֵאשִׁ֖ית בָּרָ֣א אֱלֹהִ֑ים אֵ֥ת הַשָּׁמַ֖יִם וְאֵ֥ת הָאָֽרֶץ

    In beginning He created God the heavens and the earth

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    Low taxes. Taxes fund government. Low taxes = small government.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob View Post
    What is the idea of small government? What does it mean?
    Whatever anyone wants it to mean, apparently.
    It always funnels down to something like taxes or gov't overreach, but the problem is that unless you are about outright getting rid of some or all the extra-gov't programs like the FBI, NSA, CIA, TSA, ATF, IRA, and all the otherwise hundred entities that choke the tax flow or delve into things they shouldn't, how much do you really want 'small government'?

    Don't see much of anybody really wanting to do away with all these functions which require taxes but somehow lowering taxes magically makes the gov't smaller or less influential.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Idolater View Post
    Low taxes. Taxes fund government. Low taxes = small government.
    Thank you.

    Taxes.

    What is big government?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crucifer View Post
    Whatever anyone wants it to mean, apparently.
    It always funnels down to something like taxes or gov't overreach, but the problem is that unless you are about outright getting rid of some or all the extra-gov't programs like the FBI, NSA, CIA, TSA, ATF, IRA, and all the otherwise hundred entities that choke the tax flow or delve into things they shouldn't, how much do you really want 'small government'?

    Don't see much of anybody really wanting to do away with all these functions which require taxes but somehow lowering taxes magically makes the gov't smaller or less influential.
    Thank you very much. Yes, overreach is part of my understanding. Thank you for spelling it out.

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    How is small government brought about? Do we believe that it is advantageous to have or employ small government? If so, how and why?

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