Maternopoly - form of authoritarian government in which office holders view non-office holders as being immaturely unable to provide for themselves requiring the the office holders to intervene by providing goods and services.
Austin must be flush with cash. Dallas is broke and in debt.
"Are we going to take the hands of the federal government completely off any effort to adjust the growing of national crops, and go right straight back to the old principle that every farmer is a lord of his own farm and can do anything he wants, raise anything, any old time, in any quantity, and sell any time he wants?" -- Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), 32nd US President Source: May 31, 1935 press conference, responding to a Supreme Court decision that defined the commerce clause narrowly enough to interfere with his regulation of farm products http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/Franklin.Roosevelt.Quote.D053
"The constitutionality and propriety of the Federal Government assuming to enter into a novel and vast field of legislation, namely, that of providing for the care and support of all those … who by any form of calamity become fit objects of public philanthropy. ... I cannot find any authority in the Constitution for making the Federal Government the great almoner of public charity throughout the United States. To do so would, in my judgment, be contrary to the letter and spirit of the Constitution and subversive of the whole theory upon which the Union of these States is founded." -- Franklin Pierce (1804-1869) U.S. President Source: May 3, 1854, President vetoed a bill http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/Franklin.Pierce.Quote.A26D
"To the extent that these [New Deal policies] developed, they were tortured interpretations of a document [the Constitution] intended to prevent them."
-- Rexford Tugwell (1891-1979) American agricultural economist, served in FDR's administration, one of the chief intellectual contributors to the New Deal, director of the New York City Planning Commission, Governor of Puerto Rico, and a professor at various universities. 1968 Source: quoted by Roger Pilon, Restoring Constitutional Government, CATO’S LETTER #9, p. 3, published by the Cato Institute (1995).
"[Socialism] is a creed even more denigrating than Catholicism, but it offers more tangible bribes for its acceptance." -- Auberon Herbert (1838-1906) English author
"When Michelle and I decided that I would run for President, it was because of a shared belief in the power of community and connection, a commitment to the idea that we are our brothers' keepers." -- Barack Hussein Obama (1961-) 44th President of the United States Source: Campaign email sent by , Sep. 13, 2010 http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/Barack.Hussein.Obama.Quote.5914
"Never trust governments absolutely and always do what you can to prevent them from doing too much harm." -- John Arthur Passmore (1914-2004) Australian philosopher
"The Libertarian Party neither supports nor opposes gay relationships. Libertarians are black, white, young, old, straight, gay, Christian, atheist, yuppie, hippie, rich, poor, greedy, generous, eccentric and just plain average. Though their backgrounds and lifestyles are diverse, they are united on the principle of minimum government and maximum freedom." -- LP Executive Director Wes Benedict