If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth.
It doesn't do any good to hold the door open for someone if they don't have a way to walk through it. And if they do have a way to pass through it then you probably don't need to hold it open because they can open it for themselves.
It's just too bad we can't have an epidemic of botulism.
You can't be for big government, big taxes and big bureaucracy and still be for the little guy.
Status quo, you know, is Latin for 'the mess we're in'.
My belief has always been... that wherever in this land any individual's constitutional rights are being unjustly denied, it is the obligation of the federal government-at point of bayonet if necessary-to restore that individual's constitutional rights
One way to make sure crime doesn't pay would be to let the government run it.
The preservation of parks, wilderness, and wildlife has also aided liberty by keeping alive the 19th century sense of adventure and awe with which our forefathers greeted the American West. Many laws protecting environmental quality have promoted liberty by securing property against the destructive
We can not play innocents abroad in a world that is not innocent.
Nothing lasts longer than a temporary government program.
I just don't think it's good for us to be run out of town. (Refusing to cancel Secretary of State visit to Moscow)
We have the means to change the laws we find unjust or onerous. We cannot, as citizens, pick and choose the laws we will or will not obey.
I like photographers - you don't ask questions. (To a gathering of the White House News Photographers Association)
In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem, government IS the problem. It isn't so much that liberals are ignorant, it's just that they know so much that isn't so.
Like the genocide of the Armenians before it, and the genocide of the Cambodians which followed it ... the lessons of the Holocaust must never be forgotten.
Congressional mistakes have dramatically increased immigration through a series of what I believe were ill-advised actions going back to 1965 when the basic notions of our immigration laws were revised. In 1990, Congress opened the floodgates by passing a 35-percent increase in legal immigration.
We can't have it both ways. We can't expect God to protect us in a crisis and just leave Him over there on the shelf in our day-to-day living. I wonder if sometimes He isn't waiting for us to wake up, He isn't maybe running out of patience.
It's time that we recognized that ours was in truth a noble cause.
Meanwhile, what about the workers in those state monopolies that are being put up for sale? I am reminded of a technique for employee ownership that has worked well for many U.S. companies. It goes by various names, but the best known is "Employee Stock Ownership Program," or ESOP.
A friend of mine was asked to a costume ball a short time ago. He slapped some egg on his face and went as a liberal economist.
I want you to know that also I will not make age an issue of this campaign. I am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent's youth and inexperience.
There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don't care who gets the credit.
A truly successful army is one that, because of its strength and ability and dedication, will not be called upon to fight, for no one will dare to provoke it.
To do whatever needs to be done to preserve this last and greatest bastion of freedom.
There are no easy answers' but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.
It ought to be remembered by all [that] the Games more than 2,000 years ago started as a means of bringing peace between the Greek city-states. And in those days, even if a war was going on, they called off the war in order to hold the Games. I wish we were still as civilized.
Let us be sure that those who come after will say of us in our time, that in our time we did everything that could be done. We finished the race; we kept them free; we kept the faith.
Someone told me it was a round thing that gobbles up money. I thought that was Tip O'Neill.
He will long be remembered as one of the great Christian thinkers of our century, with a childlike faith and a profound compassion toward others. It can rarely be said of an individual that his life touched many others and affected them for the better; it will be said of Francis Schaeffer that his l
I'm from the government and I'm here to help.