We (our government) meddle... People don't like to be meddled with. We tell them what to do, what to think, don't run, don't walk. We're in their homes and in their heads, and we haven't the right. We're meddlesome.
~ Joss Whedon's Serenity
From The Future of Freedom Foundation:
Where in the Constitution does it say that Congress may interfere in the internal affairs of a private baseball league or its players? How exactly have these vainglorious congressional publicity hounds come by the idea that their jurisdiction has no limits?
— Robert Higgs, “There's a Time and a Place for a Beanball” [March 3, 2008]
Pension: pay given to a state hireling for treason to his country.
— Samuel Johnson, A Dictionary of the English Language