... we really need to realize that there is a limit to the role and the function of government. Government cannot solve our problems, it can't set our goals, it cannot define our vision. Government cannot eliminate poverty or provide a bountiful economy or reduce inflation or save our cities or cure illiteracy or provide energy. And government cannot mandate goodness.Introduction to (and explanation of) this quote series can be found here. Read this tag to see all of them.
— Jimmy Carter, State of the Union Address, 1978