The Trouble with Limited Government
Publication Date: February 2008
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): William Voegeli
Series: Heritage Lecture
Keywords: Thought; limited government; Voegeli
Coverage: United States
Despite their best efforts, conservatives have not reduced the size and scope of government so much as slowed its rate of growth over the past several decades. Conservatives who want to fight for limited government need to answer the question, "Limited by what?" Historically, American government was limited by the principle that it existed only to secure our natural rights.