As Ronald Reagan said in his first inaugural address to the nation, “In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.”

    The federal government fulfills many vital roles in American society from providing for the common defense to ensuring a stable infrastructure for the relationship between sovereign states. However, when government ceases to be the servant of its people and becomes the master instead, its people can no longer be called truly free.

    Right now, America faces an unchecked growth of government the likes of which this country hasn’t seen since FDR and the New Deal. This dangerous growth is leading to substantial budget deficits that are crippling the economy.

    Our children’s children will be paying for Washington’s love of spending money it doesn’t have. In addition to destroying the economy, the growth of government is usurping individual freedom and displacing private sector initiative.

    Businesses thrive when small business owners are free to make the best decisions they can for their businesses without undue interference from government in the form of excessive taxation and crippling bureaucratic nonsense.

    We need to restore government to its proper size and sphere. It shouldn’t be in our homes, our houses of worship, and most definitely not in our doctor’s offices.

    We can remind government of its role by ensuring that Congress stops passing legislation that increases its size and adds to the regulatory burden placed on the American economy. Our legislators must reduce taxes, eliminate wasteful spending, and reform massive entitlements.