#Government, #Liberty, #Politics, #Republicanism

We hear praise of a power-wielding, arm-twisting President who ‘gets his program through Congress’ by knowing the use of power…[some] of the current worship of powerful executives may come from those who admire strength and accomplishment of any sort.

Others hail the display of Presidential strength simply because they approve of the result reached by the use of power. This is nothing less than the totalitarian philosophy that the end justifies the means. If ever there was a philosophy of government totally at war with that of the Founding Fathers, it is this one.

Barry Goldwater