If I were to list all the reasons why a overgrown government is bad, this post would be so long and boring you wouldn't care to read it. I can tell you one of the many reasons to oppose a strong government is because such a government encourages thuggery. In fact big government is responsible for so many people saying "all politicians are crooked". The liberal politicians (Democrat and Republican) who often talk about helping poor people, steal money from people who have it in order to give it to others who have less. Doesn't that sound like thuggery?