"Government is rarely the solution; government is the problem. Government so often causes problems because it is a cabal of "rulers" who believe they are much smarter than those they govern, so they are right and righteous to meddle in everything and try to control everything. But federal Government has proven beyond a reasonable doubt it CAN'T fix anything. Not poverty, not urban decay, not education, not anything. It should be restricted to doing only those very, very few things that only a national entity can do, like defense. Anyone still insisting that bigger and bigger federal, central Government is the way forward, I think, is clinically insane." ~ Dan Kennedy
The old saying comes to mind: "Actions speak louder than words." Watch what someone DOES not just what they SAY. Very few back their words with their behavior nowadays. It's always something I look for in people. Ex: the overweight personal trainer giving fitness advice, the Doctor giving health advice who has high blood pressure, high cholesterol, is overweight and hasn't worked out since the Reagan administration, or the financial planner giving investing advice who doesn't have a dime in the stock market, etc. Keep score. It's how you know who's for real and who isn't.