But I also happen to be someone who believes in tithing--the giving of a tenth .
Our Founding Fathers well understood that concentrated power is the enemy of liberty and the rights of man. They knew that the American experiment in individual liberty, free enterprise and republican self-government could succeed only if power were widely distributed. And since in any society socia
To many of us now, computers, silicon chips, data processing, cybernetics, and all the other innovations of the dawning high technology age are as mystifying as the workings of the combustion engine must have been when that first Model T rattled down Main Street, U.S.A. But as surely as America's pi
We speak with pride and admiration of that little band of Americans who overcame insuperable odds to set this nation on course 200 years ago. But our glory didn't end with them. Americans ever since have emulated their deeds.
I can't claim to know the words of all the national anthems in the world, but I don't know of any other that ends with a question and a challenge as ours does: Does that flag still wave o'er the land of the free and the home of the brave? That is what we must all ask.
Let us resolve tonight that young Americans will always . . . find there a city of hope in a country that is free . . . . And let us resolve they will say of our day and our generation, we did keep the faith with our God, that we did act worthy of ourselves, that we did protect and pass on lovingly
We desire peace. But peace is a goal, not a policy. Lasting peace is what we hope for at the end of our journey. It doesn't describe the steps we must take nor the paths we should follow to reach that goal.
It's not fair to say that Congress spends money like a drunk sailor. At least the sailor is spending his own money!
I favor the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and it must be enforced at gunpoint if necessary. Ronald Reaga
A bird on a tether, no matter how long the rope, can always be pulled back.
For a time, we forgot the American dream isn't one of making government bigger, it's keeping faith with the mighty spirit of free people under God
Form and Substance are opposite ends of the same coin.
The District of Columbia is one gigantic ear.
But there are advantages to being elected President. The day after I was elected, I had my high school grades classified Top Secret.
Protecting the rights of even the least individual among us is basically the only excuse the government has for even existing.
We in government should learn to look at our country with the eyes of the entrepreneur, seeing possibilities where others see only problems
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.
Bureaucracy is adept at protecting its nest.
My basic rule is that I want people who don't want a job in government.
Supporters of this fundamental change in immigration policy say we need to import more well-educated talent if we're to stay competitive. But exactly whose competitiveness are we talking about? Not the competitiveness of, say, American-born computer engineers. Adjusted for inflation, their earnings
If you've seen one redwood tree, you've seen them all
Politics I supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.
There can be no greater good than the quest for peace, and no finer purpose than the preservation of freedom.
Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives. Ronald Reaga
It was leadership here at home that gave us strong American influence abroad, and the collapse of imperial Communism. Great nations have responsibilities to lead, and we should always be cautious of those who would lower our profile, because they might just wind up lowering our flag.
In some dim beginning, man created the institution of government as a convenience for himself. And, ever since that time, government has been doing its best to become an inconvenience.
The people of Central America - and, in a broader sense, the entire developing world - need to know first-hand that freedom and opportunity are not just for the elite, but the birthright of every citizen; that property is not just something enjoyed by a few, but can be owned by any individual who wo
Love your country, not for her power or wealth, but for her selflessness and her idealism.
I know that it is often difficult to stand up for one's beliefs when they are being harshly challenged. But as one who has seen many challenges over a long lifetime, I can assure you that personal faith and conviction are strengthened, not weakened, in adversity.
Most of my dreams came true.