Saturday, October 25, 2008

More Quotes

With the election so close and views so far apart, what does Thomas Jefferson, Abe Lincoln and others say about the issues:

"A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor and bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government. " Thomas Jefferson

"Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition. " Thomas Jefferson

"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. " Abraham Lincoln

"Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties." Abraham Lincoln

"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company. " George Washington

"Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth. " George Washington

"If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter. " George Washington (Ever hear of the "Fairness Doctrine")

"The constitution vests the power of declaring war in Congress; therefore no offensive expedition of importance can be undertaken until after they shall have deliberated upon the subject and authorized such a measure. " George Washington

And we would all be better off if we'd follow this advice:
"I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be." Abraham Lincoln

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