Some quotes that I hope may resonate with you.
"Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives." - Ronald Reagan
"Republic... it means people can live free, talk free, go or come, buy or sell, be drunk or sober, however they choose." - John Wayne
"This [preparing my tax return] is too difficult for a mathematician. It takes a philosopher." - Albert Einstein
"All free men remember that in the final choice a soldier's pack is not so heavy a burden as a prisoner's chains." - Dwight D. Eisenhower