governmentalism, therefore, means the exercise of the powers of government considered as a principle.
governmentalism and paternalism have always been evils, Mr. Flower asserts.
There is also another kind of reason for being undismayed at the threat of governmentalism.
Besides this, it is a well known fact, one made sufficiently clear by the history of the United States, that the less governmentalism there is in a country, the better it is for the citizens as to their material interests. A very complicated governmental apparatus, when, especially, it is useless, is and can be only hurtful to the interests of the mass of the people. [Amedee H. Simonin, "Resumption of Specie Payments," 1868]Related: Governmentalist.