"That government is best which governs least"

The saying “That government is best which governs least” is popularly attributed to Thomas Jefferson but scholars will tell you that these words cannot be found anywhere in his writings. No matter the source, we do know that currently our Federal government is hell bent for election to prove that we have the best government possible. Exposing us to “the fiscal cliff” and the impending “sequester”, Congress is doing its best to govern least. Considering the damage being done by a government which chooses not to govern, I’m sure that Jefferson would be relieved that we no longer attribute the saying “that government is best which governs least” to him. As March 1 approaches, it is best that I sequester myself until we have a government dedicated to governing.

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