Devouring Freedom: Can Big Government Ever Be Stopped? is a book by Jim Antle which deals with civil liberties, the expansion of government and whether USA can ever demonstrate a reduction in the size of its government. 
James Antle examines how both Republican and Democrat politicians have continually authorized deficit spending, expansion of government programs, increased intrusion into civilians' lives and a greater dependency on the Nanny state. James examines how an ever-expanding government inevitably leads to diminished prosperity, government dependence, less ingenuity, reduced growth, and far less liberty.
The book covers the fiscal irresponsibility of the expanding federal government. Cutting spending on social welfare, retirement, unemployment benefits, military, education, and virtually every aspect of government is typically unpopular with constituents. This has led the United States Government to continually expand its size and role in the individual's life.