Here are some videos from learnliberty.org that simplify some of the major issues we face today.
“The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome becomes bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance.”
Cicero — 55 BC
I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
President Thomas Jefferson
I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.
President James Madison