… is from page 325 of Richard Epstein’s great 1995 book, Simple Rules for a Complex World:
No one can expect miracles from a system of limited government – but the smaller the size of the government and the more disinterested its administration of the laws, the more likely it is that diverse communities can thrive under its rule. Communitarian values, rightly understood, are best served by small governments, not large ones.
DBx: It’s worth pointing out that nor should anyone expect miracles from a system of unlimited, or “Progressive,” government. Yet the belief in such miracles is a staple among the crowd that is so oddly insistent on applauding itself as grounded in reality and attuned to “the science.”
“Progressives” are self-unaware in their belief in miracles.