September the 6th, 1861. A summary of the war between the states in the 19th Century…
The strong arm of the Government is here to protect its friends and punish its enemies. Whenever it is manifest that you are able to defend yourselves and maintain the authority of the Government and protest the rights of loyal citizens, I shall withdraw the forces under my command.
- General Ulysses S. Grant (upon his occupation of Paducah, Kentucky)
The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”
- President Ronald Reagan