Sobering words attributed to the oft-maligned Thomas Jefferson – for those of you living in either Miami-Dade County or Rio Linda, that’s the old dead dude who helped found our nation and actually penned the Constitution, way back before the interweb or MTV chose our presidential candidates for us based on celebrity status – for those who want to elect politicians who will right all wrongs by bringing the imposing, majestic power of the state to bear on all and over all…

A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have.

He could not have been more prescient.