Monthly Archives: June 2012

Government is Like a Baby

Ronald Reagan

“Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.” – Ronald Reagan

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Filed under Checks & Balances in Government, Limited Government, Ronald Reagan

When Freedom Prospers

Ronald Reagan

“Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.” – Ronald Reagan

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Filed under Conservative Principles, Courage, Divine Providence & Sovereignty, Faith, Fear & Reverence of God, First Amendment, Freedom/Liberty, God & Government, God & Nation, Nature's God/Creator, Prayer & Nation, Ronald Reagan, The Bible, Virtue

Government’s View of the Economy

Ronald Reagan

“Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.” – Ronald Reagan

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A Time for Choosing

Ronald Reagan

“There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right. … You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We’ll preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we’ll sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness.” – Ronald Reagan

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Forbid Us Tamely to Surrender

Thomas Jefferson

“Honor, justice, and humanity, forbid us tamely to surrender that freedom which we received from our gallant ancestors, and which our innocent posterity have a right to receive from us.” – Thomas Jefferson

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Unlimited Power to Tax is a Power to Destroy

John Marshall

“An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to destroy; because there is a limit beyond which no institution and no property can bear taxation.” –John Marshall (September 24, 1755 – July 6, 1835)

John Marshall was the Chief Justice of the United States (1801–1835) whose court opinions helped lay the basis for American constitutional law and made the Supreme Court of the United States a coequal branch of government along with the legislative and executive branches. The longest-serving Chief Justice of the United States, Marshall dominated the Court for over three decades and played a significant role in the development of the American legal system. Most notably, he reinforced the principle that federal courts are obligated to exercise judicial review, by disregarding purported laws if they violate the Constitution.

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Immigrant Citizens

Thomas Jefferson

“Born in other countries, yet believing you could be happy in this, our laws acknowledge, as they should do, your right to join us in society, conforming, as I doubt not you will do, to our established rules. That these rules shall be as equal as prudential considerations will admit, will certainly be the aim of our legislatures, general and particular.” –Thomas Jefferson

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Filed under Democracy, Freedom/Liberty, Rule of Law, Thomas Jefferson, U.S. Citizenship/Immigration