“The assault on the national government is represented as returning power to the people. But the withdrawal of the national government does not transfer power to the people. It transfers power to the great rival of the national government, indeed the great cause of the rise of “big government’—the large corporation and the business community.” Arthur Schlesinger
Theodore Roosevelt observed of the greedy trusts of his day, “If this irresponsible outside power is to be controlled in the interest of the general public, it can be controlled in only one way—by giving adequate power of control to…the National Government.”
Do you agree or disagree with these statements that we need big government to counteract corporate interests and achieve fairness for all in American life?