Quotes To Remember
EDITOR'S NOTE: Some quotes may be paraphrased... just a bit.
Give me liberty, or give me death.
Buy health insurance, or go to jail.
Despotism can only exist in darkness.
You don't need to see my birth certificate, or my college records, or my legal writings, or... anything.
Every collectivist revolution rides in on a Trojan horse of 'emergency'.
Never let a good crisis go to waste.
If the freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
I don't want you folks to do a lot of talking. Just shut up and get out of the way.
These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country.
I will remove one or two brigades a month, and get all of our combat troops out of Iraq within 16 months... Let there be no doubt: I will lose this war.
We will accept nothing less than full victory!
--Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower
I'm not sure we have the right strategy in Afghanistan. Let me think this over for a few months.
Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.
The Warren Court wasn’t that radical. It didn’t break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the founding fathers in the Constitution... I intend to succeed where they failed.
The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave, O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
--Francis Scott Key
I decided I won't wear that flag pin on my chest any more.
America is great because she is good.
--Alexis de Tocqueville
I'm going to tell the American people what I believe will make this country great.
One of the traditional methods of imposing statism or socialism on a people has been by way of medicine.
As progressives we believe in affordable health care for all Americans.
Power always thinks... that it is doing God's service when it is violating all his laws.
We are God's partners in matters of life and death.
I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.
I never regret anything... I just lie about it or change the story.
After the chaos and carnage of September 11th, it is not enough to serve our enemies with legal papers.
--George W. Bush
I have complete confidence in the American people and our legal traditions and the prosecutors, the tough prosecutors... who specialize in terrorism.
I have never been proud of America my entire adult life.
Michelle is just great, isn't she?
Not God Bless America... God DAMN America.
--Reverend Jeremiah Wright
Reverend Wright has been my friend and mentor for over 20 years.