June 4, 2009

Who said it? Take our Big Government Quote Quiz!

By Damien M. Schiff Senior Attorney

Who Said It?
Take Our Big Government Quote Quiz

How much do you know about big government and quotes by American leaders about the size, power and influence of government? Take our Big Government Quote Quiz to test your knowledge.  (Answers following the quiz.)

Pick the American leader who said:

1. “The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground?”

A. Ronald Regan
B. George Washington
C. Thomas Jefferson
D. Dwight Eisenhower

2. “A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have?”

A. Newt Gingrich
B. George Will
C. Gerald Ford
D. Woodrow Wilson

3. “In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem?”

A. Barrack Obama
B. Ronald Reagan
C. George W. Bush
D. Lee Iacocca

4. “People constantly speak of ‘the government’ doing this or that, as they might speak of God doing it. But the government is really nothing but a group of men, and usually they are very inferior men.”

A.  H.L. Mencken
B.  John Adams
C.  Harry Truman
D.  Rush Limbaugh

5. “The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem?”

A. Barry Goldwater
B. Milton Friedman
C. Karl Rove
D. Abraham Lincoln

ANSWERS: 1-C, 2-C, 3-B, 4-A, 5-B

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