I would settle for a government that obeys its constitution.
On a republic, which I hope we still are, government is bound by a constitution. And the constitution tells what government can do. If its not on the constitution the default is that government cannot do it. And the Constitution of the USA is very clear on this. Any power not granted by the constitution is left to the states and the people.
The states in turn have a constitution. And again, if its not there, is left to the people.
All I hear is rethoric on lets do this, lets do that and to hell to the constitution. Only Ron Paul has actively supported trough out his career the defense of the constitution.
So who are the crazy nuts? The ones that believe on the Constitution, including the bill or rights. Or the ones that think that government can and should do whatever they like?