"It isn't that Liberals are ignorant. It's just that they know so much that isn't so."--Ronald Reagan
"A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have“--Gerald Ford (Presidential address to a joint session of Congress,12 August 1974)
A religion that does not require the sacrifice of all things never has power sufficient to produce the faith necessary unto life and salvation.” --Joseph Smith, Jr. (Lectures on Faith, 1985, 69)
I heard the first quote recently and it reminded me of the second one. One is talking about the power (ultimately) to take, and the other the power to ultimately give.
I won't write a whole essay here today, but I will point out that if you believe the first one, then you believe the government has the power to take away your right to worship according to your own conscience. I do want your thoughts (short or long) on this.