It cannot be an American fight. And I think what the president [Barack Obama] has consistently said - which I agree with - is that we will support those who take the fight to ISIS. That is why we have troops in Iraq that are helping to train and build back up the Iraqi military, why we have special
In almost every profession - whether it's law or journalism, finance or medicine or academia or running a small business - people rely on confidential communications to do their jobs. We count on the space of trust that confidentiality provides. When someone breaches that trust, we are all worse off
I would be delighted if the United States could have a positive relationship with Russia, and I would be thrilled if the Russian people, who are so capable, had a normal country that they could chart a different future.
'Smart power' is the use of American power in ways that would help prevent and resolve conflict - not just send our military in.
My mother and grandmothers could never have lived my life; my father and my grandfathers could never have imagined it. But they bestowed on me the promise of America, which made my life and my choices possible.
For more than a half a century, we know that we prospered because of a bipartisan consensus on defense and foreign policy. We must do more than return to that sensible, cooperative approach.
The need for peace in Northern Ireland goes well beyond political stability. It now speaks to regional Europe and even global stability.
Women have always been the primary victims of war. Women lose their husbands, their fathers, their sons in combat.
This is a moment in history where it is almost hard to catch your breath.
Historically, it is important to try to understand your adversary in order to figure out how they are thinking, what they will be doing, how they will react.
The peoples of many countries are being taxed to the point of poverty and starvation... to enable governments to engage in a mad race in armaments... This grave menace to the peace of the world is due in no small measure to the uncontrolled activities of the manufacturers and merchants of engines of
Never before have we had so little time in which to do so much.
In these days of difficulty, we Americans everywhere must and shall choose the path of social justiceâ€¦, the path of faith, the path of hope, and the path of love toward our fellow man.
When you see a rattlesnake poised to strike, you do not wait until he has struck to crush him. Franklin D. Roose
There has been one persistent theme through all Axis propaganda. This theme has been that Americans are admittedly rich, that Americans have considerable industrial power - but that Americans are soft and decadent, that they cannot and will not unite and work and fight. ... Let them tell that to the
Since I am used to speaking in public, I know that it is useless.
A serf-supporting and self-respecting democracy can plead no justification for the existence of child labor, no economic reason for chiseling workers' wages or stretching workers' hours.
Government cannot close its eyes to the pollution of waters, to the erosion of soil, to the slashing of forests any more than it can close its eyes to the need for slum clearance and schools.
It is a terrible thing to look over your shoulder when you are trying to lead - and find no one there.
We need enthusiasm, imagination and the ability to face facts, even unpleasant ones, bravely. We need to correct, by drastic means if necessary, the faults in our economic system from which we now suffer. We need the courage of the young. Yours is not the task of making your way in the world, but th
To win this war, we have been forced into a strategic compromise which will most certainly offend the Russians.
The liberal party is a party which believes that, as new conditions an problems arise beyond the power of men and women to meet as individuals, it becomes the duty of the government itself to find new remedies with which to meet them.
They realize that in thirty-four months we have built up new instruments of public power. In the hands of a peoples Government this power is wholesome and proper. But in the hands of political puppets of an economic autocracy such power would provide shackles for the liberties of the people.
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We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon.
The true conservative is the man who has a real concern for injustices and takes thought against the day of reckoning.
The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of the people, and a people strong enough and well enough informed to maintain its sovereign control over the goverment.
Preparation for defense is an inalienable prerogative of a sovereign state.
I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm.
It [concentration of wealth and power] has been a menace to . . . American democracy.