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An informed patriotism is what we want.
Let the Fourth of July always be a reminder that here in this land, for the first time, it was decided that man is born with certain God-given rights; that government is only a convenience created and managed by the people, with no powers of its own except those voluntarily granted to it by the people. We sometimes forget that great truth, and we never should. Happy Fourth of July.
Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.
There are some who've forgotten why we have a military. It's not to promote war; it's to be prepared for peace.
Welfare's purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence.
Republicans believe the best way to assure prosperity is to generate more jobs. The Democrats believe in more welfare.
Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!
It would seem that not only is religion lacking in the schools -- so is common sense. I wonder what a teacher is supposed to say if a kid asks about those four words on a dime -- 'In God We Trust.' Or maybe that's why they aren't being taught how to read these days.
Man is not free unless government is limited.... As government expands, liberty contracts.
Ours was the first revolution in the history of mankind that truly reversed the course of government, and with three little words: 'We the people.' 'We the people' tell the government what to do, it doesn't tell us. 'We the people' are the driver, the government is the car. And we decide where it should go, and by what route, and how fast. Almost all the world's constitutions are documents in which governments tell the people what their privileges are. Our Constitution is a document in which 'We the people' tell the government what it is allowed to do. 'We the people' are free. This belief has been the underlying basis for everything I've tried to do these past eight years.
Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.
No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.
Only when the human spirit is allowed to invent and create, only when individuals are given a personal stake in deciding economic policies and benefiting from their success -- only then can societies remain economically alive, dynamic, prosperous, progressive and free.
There is no limit to what you can accomplish if you don't care who gets the credit.
I just wanted to speak to you about something from the Internal Revenue Code. It is the last sentence of section 509A of the code and it reads: 'For purposes of paragraph 3, an organization described in paragraph 2 shall be deemed to include an organization described in section 501C-4, 5, or 6, which would be described in paragraph 2 if it were an organization described in section 501C-3.' And that's just one sentence out of those fifty-seven feet of books.
No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth!
The NRA believes America's laws were made to be obeyed and that our Constitutional liberties are just as important today as 200 years ago. And by the way, the Constitution does not say Government shall decree the right to keep and bear arms. The Constitution says 'The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.'
If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth.
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it.  If it keeps moving, regulate it.  And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
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