Is the United States Government Too Big?

Is the oft heard complaint that the US government is too big valid? No and yes. Some parts are too big; some parts are too small, measured by my values and the priorities I favor.

Brian Leekley
14 min readDec 12, 2020

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Whether a component of the government is too big or small is relative to its intended purpose. Attribution: Ellen Levy Finch (uploaded by TBjornstad), CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons. Source

When one considers the merits of the thesis that the United States government is too big, its…

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Brian Leekley

Born in 1942. Had an antiquarian bookseller career. Avocation creative writing. Unitarian Universalist, raised Catholic. Support Movement for a People’s Party.