I've often wondered what this expression means or even if it makes any real sense because I have always thought the motivation to change always eminates from the individual by the choices they make in their own lives such as a drunk getting off of booze or someone getting a better job. The only changes I have ever seen that ever occurs in society is when individuals make the choice to change for themselves so how can any politician claim to have power to bring change to our lives when that power resides within our own body. The question I am asking is what kind of government has the power to make choices for individuals about the changes they make in their own life that would determine what kind of citizen they will be? Either government has the power to make people "change" or that power reside in the individual him/herself. It can not reside in both or there will always be a conflict between citizen in government over what kind of citizen that citizen wants to be and what the government wants that citizen to be. In a free society that power resides in the citizen and never within the government.