"I love my country, but (I) fear my government” is a saying on bumper stickers and T-shirts that dates to at least April 1987. It is not known who originated the saying.
I Love My Country, but I Fear My Government.
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16 April 1987, Toledo (OH) Blade, pg. 16, col. 5:
There is a bumper sticker that sums it up: “I love my country but fear my government.” .
21 October 1990, Dayton (OH) Daily News, “Armaments, Arrows, Guns and Money,” pg. 1B:
Next to the salesman was a sign reading: “I love my country, but I fear my government.”
6 October 1991, The Press (Atlantic City, NJ), “Willing to fight for guns”:
I love my country, but I fear my government, as someone once stated.
27 December 1992, Rocky Mountain News (Denver, CO), Letters:
No wonder bumper stickers all over the West read: “I love my country, but I fear my government.”
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... with the government that regulates them; “I love my country but I fear my government,” says a bumper sticker that tries to straighten out this muddle).
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