Government

There is no perfectly sized government, but least is best.  The Declaration of Independence boldly states, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness -- That to secure these right, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the government."  The purpose of our government is to protect the inalienable rights of individuals granted by the authority of our Creator.  By the consent of individuals the federal and Kentucky constitutions establish a structure of checks, balances and conflicts of power within the government to limit its ability to change from protector to captor.  There is no perfectly sized government, but each expansion of government results in decrease of each individual's liberty.  The goal is a government that functions in the least possible way so that individuals can enjoy the most liberty to determine their own happiness without trampling the rights of others.

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