Government cannot give you anything but what it takes from somebody else, minus administrative fees. (and we're talking govt. here, so fees are usually about 50% or more).
Government does not create wealth, it only takes from it.
no country has ever been taxed to prosperity.
security has historically always been the number one priority of government.
NOT adding more laws on top of mountains of other laws is a GOOD thing.
the simplest organizations are usually the most efficient.
the bigger the government the more money it costs.