The Boys In The Backroom
"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."
"A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have."
Gerald R. Ford
"I know it's going to be the private sector that leads this country out of the current economic times we're in. You can spend your money better than the government can spend your money."
George W. Bush
"Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people."
"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same."
"I'm not a crook!"
"A President needs political understanding to run the government, but he may be elected without it."
Harry S. Truman
"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."
John F. Kennedy
"Americans... still believe in an America where anything's possible - they just don't think their leaders do."
"Don't forget what I discovered that over ninety percent of all national deficits from 1921 to 1939 were caused by payments for past, present, and future wars." Franklin D. Roosevelt
"If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program."
William J. Clinton
I watched all the GOP and DNC debates before the last elections, and then listened to the President's speech on election night. After all the smoke finally dissipated out of my ass, I was then convinced that our nation is made up of three types of politicians. First; Realist that have all the answers. Second; The dumbfounded and confused. Third; The desperate and scared. There is also a fourth group which is growing every day and it is the composite of the other three groups.
"If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter."
A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government.