"It is not the critic who counts. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short at times, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming. But who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat." President Theodore Roosevelt.
Citizens Against Government Encroachment was created by three individuals who are increasingly concerned about the rate at which the government is increasing its control of our daily lives. Although each had been resisting in their own ways the augmentation of nanny-statism in our wonderful country, they agreed in 2004 to join forces and better organize their efforts.