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  1. Limited government

    In political philosophy, limited government is the concept of a government limited in power. It is a key concept in the history of liberalism.

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  1. Limited government

    In a limited government, the power of government to intervene in the exercise of civil liberties is restricted by law, usually in a written constitution. It is a principle of classical liberalism, free market libertarianism, and some tendencies of liberalism and conservatism in the United States. The theory of limited government contrasts, for example, with the ideal that government should intervene to promote equality and opportunity through regulation of property and wealth redistribution. As discussed in the Federalist Papers, the idea of limited government originally implied the notion of a separation of powers and the system of checks and balances promoted by the U.S. Constitution. This understanding of limited government maintains that government is internally limited by the system of checks and balances as well as the Constitution itself, which can be amended, and externally through the republican principle of electoral accountability. Such an understanding of limited government, as explained by James Madison, does not place arbitrary and ideologically biased parameters on the actions of a government thus allowing government to change as time demands. "Limited government" stands in contrast to the doctrine of the Divine Right of Kings. Under that doctrine, the king, and by extension his entire government, held unlimited sovereignty over its subjects. Limited government exists where some effective limits restrict governmental power. In Western civilization, the Magna Carta stands as the early exemplar of a document limiting the reach of the king's sovereignty. While its limits protected only a small portion of the English population, it did state that the king's barons possessed rights which they could assert against the king. The English Bill of Rights associated with the Glorious Revolution of 1688 established limits of royal sovereignty. In contrast, and as stated in the above paragraph, The United States Constitution of 1787 created a government limited by the terms of the written document itself, by the election by the people of the legislators and the executive, and by the checks and balances through which the three branches of government limited each other's power.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of limited government in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

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    The numerical value of limited government in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of limited government in a Sentence

  1. Judy Shelton:

    Our government is promising so much to so many and at the same time we let the government control the value of our money and all of that would really go against the grain with our Founders -- who did not see it as the government's task to supply everything to everybody, they saw the government's task to be to protect private property and that's why they wanted limited government because they knew.

  2. Jalen Johnson:

    I believe that life from womb to tomb is sacred and important as anything else. I believe in lower taxes, higher wages for American workersand limited government, we have seen time and time again how socialist, cancel culture, and democratic policies have driven our economy and our America First agenda into the ground.

  3. Justin Amash:

    Americans who believe in limited government deserve another option.

  4. Thomas A. Saunders III:

    Heritage is a permanent policy research institution fighting for conservative ideas, we remain committed … to the principles that have made America great : free enterprise ; limited government ; individual freedom ; traditional American values ; and a strong national defense.

  5. Rick Gaber:

    The United States was supposed to have a limited government because the founders knew government power attracts demagogues and despots as surely as horse manure attracts horseflies.

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