Strange as it may seem, no amount of learning can cure stupidity, and formal education positively fortifies it. Stephen Vizinczey
No, it would not. I think that it would depend on who the person was, of course. But do I believe that someone can have an understanding of our Constitution [and] a true spirit of tolerance without affirming a particular and specialized belief in God? Yes, I do. I think that is incumbent upon anyone who affirms a respect for tolerance. Al Gore
Asked whether it would bother him if an atheist became president. Newsweek January 31, 2000.
I believe in the American Dream because I’ve seen it come true. It is sad to lose, but the greatest sadness is to travel through life not knowing either victory or defeat. Richard Nixon
Richard Nixon, 1990
We don’t have the technology or the brute force capability to get this [encrypted] information. Louis J. Freeh
Louis J. Freeh, Director, United States Federal Bureau of Investigation, June 26, 1997, before the U.S. House of Representatives on FBI encryption. One year later a *private* organization cracked the government sponsored DES in less than 3 days. Freeh was either (1) misinformed, (2) misled, or (3) misleading people. [See Cracking DES, Electronic Frontier Foundation].
Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. John F. Kennedy
President John F. Kennedy in his Inaugural Address in 1962, echoing a Memorial Day, 1884 address made by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., one who had fought in the Civil War.
What we anticipate seldom occurs: but what we least expect generally happens. Benjamin Disraeli
British Prime Minister (1874-1880), author, Chancellor of the Exchequer 1804-1881
Republican mayor in Chicago? The voters would turn over in their graves. Marty Helgesen