Category Archives: Quotations Freedom

Back when the great society – when the war on poverty began, which …

Back when the great society – when the war on poverty began, which poverty won – from 1965 to 1980 – in those 15 years, the federal budget increased to five times what it had been in O65. And the deficit increased to 38 times what it had been just 15 years before. ItOs built-in, itOs structural. And you and I need to get representatives not only in the Executive Branch, but out there in the legislature, so that we can change that structure that is so built-in, and that threatens us with so much harm. Ronald Reagan
President, Feb 11, 1988 [And cutting taxes does not cause deficits: Federal Revenues in 1980: $517.1 billion. Federal Revenues in 1989: $990 billion (Congressional Budget Office). Revenues almost doubled, but spending increased by even more.]

If we do not halt this steady process of building commissions and …

If we do not halt this steady process of building commissions and regulatory bodies and special legislation like huge inverted pyramids over every one of the simple constitutional provisions, we shall soon be spending many billions of dollars more. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt, March 2, 1930, announcing the budget had reached $3.5 Billion (32nd President of the United States, 1882-1945)

Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as …

Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as theyare in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in Americacannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body ofthe people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any bandsof regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the UnitedStates. Noah Webster
In ‘An Examination into the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution,’ 1787, in Paul Ford, ed., Pamphlets on the Constitution of the United States, at p. 56 ( New York, 1888 ).

I could never turn against or show the least lack of loyalty …

I could never turn against or show the least lack of loyalty to my family since this is in sharp contradiction with the family values I was brought up on–the values that continue to sustain my lifeblood and determine my mental life more effectively thananything else. Indeed, the faith I have in these values deepens day after day, so much that I have come to believe that only adherence to such values can savesociety–that there can be hope only for a society which acts as one big family and not as many separate ones. Anwar Sadat
President of Egypt

The words in the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution are …

The words in the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution are quite clear … that racial preference is clearly unconstitutional and, notwithstanding the Constitution, racial preference is immoral and unnecessary. Groupthink, political correctness , and the like appear to also be blatant or subtle violations of the same [principles]. Richard Boddie
Bucknell University, class of 1961, self-described ‘black man’, Bucknell World, May 2003