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“It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.”
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“Government is not a solution to our problem government is the problem.”
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“America is too great for small dreams.”
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“The federal government did not create the states; the states created the federal government.”
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“It isn't so much that liberals are ignorant. It's just that they know so many things that aren't so.”
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“Our natural, inalienable rights are now considered to be a dispensation from government, and freedom has never been so fragile, so close to slipping from our grasp as it is at this moment.”
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“Socialists ignore the side of man that is the spirit. They can provide you shelter, fill your belly with bacon and beans, treat you when you're ill, all the things guaranteed to a prisoner or a slave. They don't understand that we also dream.”
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“When you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat.”
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“Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong.”
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“The future doesn't belong to the light-hearted. It belongs to the brave.”
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“Someday, the realm of liberty and justice will encompass the planet. Freedom is not just the birthright of the few, it is the God-given right of all His children, in every country. It won't come by conquest. It will come, because freedom is right and freedom works. It will come, because cooperation and good will among free people will carry the day.”
Ronald Reagan, The Quest for Peace, the Cause of Freedom
“If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism. I think conservatism is really a misnomer just as liberalism is a misnomer for the liberals — if we were back in the days of the Revolution, so-called conservatives today would be the Liberals and the liberals would be the Tories. The basis of conservatism is a desire for less government interference or less centralized authority or more individual freedom and this is a pretty general description also of what libertarianism is.”
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“To sit back hoping that someday, someway, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last - but eat you he will.”
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“I've never been able to understand why a Republican contributor is a 'fat cat' and a Democratic contributor of the same amount of money is a 'public-spirited philanthropist'.”
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“Don't be afraid to see what you see.”
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“More than a decade ago, a Supreme Court decision literally wiped off the books of fifty states statutes protecting the rights of unborn children. Abortion on demand now takes the lives of up to 1.5 million unborn children a year. Human life legislation ending this tragedy will some day pass the Congress, and you and I must never rest until it does. Unless and until it can be proven that the unborn child is not a living entity, then its right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness must be protected.”
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“Above all, we must realize that 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.”
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“Life is one grand sweet song so start the music”
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“I have wondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the US Congress.”
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“A hippie is someone who looks like Tarzan, walks like Jane and smells like Cheetah.”
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“Democracy is worth dying for, because it's the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man.”
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“Government is like a baby: an alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.”
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“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!”
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“Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives”
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“Thomas Jefferson once said, 'We should never judge a president by his age, only by his works.' And ever since he told me that, I stopped worrying.”
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“Government does not solve problems. It subsidizes them.”
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“You can’t tax business. Business doesn’t pay taxes. It collects taxes.”
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“A people free to choose will always choose peace. ”
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“Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”
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“Surround yourself with great people; delegate authority; get out of the way”
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