quotes tagged with 'politics', page 4

The kingdom of God must be a continuing revolution against the norms of the society that fall below the standards that are set for us in the gospel of Jesus Christ. In the field of public life, it must be a continuing revolution against proposals that contradict the fundamental principles as laid down in the Constitution of the United States, which was written by men whom God raised up for this very purpose. If we remember that, we will be in the forefront of every battle against the things that are tearing down our society.

Author: Harold B. Lee, Source: October 1970 General Conference, http://search.ldslibrary.com/...Saved by cboyack in politics constitution government principle revolution activism kingdomofgod religionandpolitics 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

For American has a destiny – a destiny to conquer the world – not by force of arms, not by purchase and favor, for these conquests wash away, but by high purpose, by unselfish effort, by uplifting achievement, by a course of Christian living; a conquest that shall leave every nation free to move out to its own destiny; a conquest that shall bring, through the workings of our own example, the blessings of freedom and liberty to every people, without restraint or imposition or compulsion from us; a conquest that shall weld the whole earth together in one great brotherhood in a reign of mutual patience, forbearance, and charity, in a reign of peace to which we shall lead all others by the persuasion of our own righteous example.

Author: J. Reuben Clark, Source: Hickman and Hilllam, "J. Reuben Clark," p. 45Saved by cboyack in politics liberty government freedom america war foreignpolicy example peace force 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

All of us need critics. That's what keeps us on our toes.

Author: Daniel Hannan, British Member of the European Parliament, Source: Sean Hannity Interview, Fox News, May 19, 2009Saved by bhquoty in politics criticism 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with their own money.

Author: Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859), Source: UnknownSaved by bhquoty in politics 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Am I the only guy in this country who's fed up with what's happening? Where the hell is our outrage? We should be screaming bloody murder. We've got a gang of clueless bozos steering our ship of state right over a cliff, we've got corporate gangsters stealing us blind, and we can't even clean up after a hurricane much less build a hybrid car. But instead of getting mad, everyone sits around and nods their heads when the politicians say, "Stay the course." Stay the course? You've got to be kidding. This is America, not the damned Titanic. I'll give you a sound bite: Throw the bums out!

Author: Lee Iacocca, Source: Where Have All The Leaders Gone?Saved by cboyack in politics government leadership corruption politician 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Jesus operated from a base of fixed principles or truths rather than making up the rules as he went along. Thus, his leadership style was not only correct, but also constant. So many secular leaders today are like chameleons; they change their hues and views to fit the situation—which only tends to confuse associates and followers who cannot be certain what course is being pursued. Those who cling to power at the expense of principle often end up doing almost anything to perpetuate their power.

Author: Spencer W. Kimball, Source: http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db0...Saved by cboyack in politics power principle integrity leadership law leader politician justice 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the President or any other public official save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country...
Every man who parrots the cry of ’stand by the President’ without adding the proviso ’so far as he serves the Republic’ takes an attitude as essentially unmanly as that of any Stuart royalist who championed the doctrine that the King could do no wrong. No self-respecting and intelligent free man could take such an attitude.

Author: Theodore Roosevelt, Source: Works, vol.21, pp. 316, 321Saved by jackshirts in politics patriotism president politician 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

“It is difficult for men in high office to avoid the malady of self-delusion. They are always surrounded by worshippers. They are constantly, and for the most part sincerely, assured of their greatness.

They live in an artificial atmosphere of adulation and exultation which sooner or later impairs their judgement. They are in grave danger of becoming careless and arrogant.”

Author: Calvin Coolage, Source: Autobiography - Specifics unknownSaved by kckern11 in politics 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Well, we were told by the Prophet Joseph Smith, that the United States Government and people would come to this: that they would undermine one principle of the Constitution after another, until its whole fabric would be torn away, and that it would become the duty of the Latter-day Saints and those in sympathy with them to rescue it from destruction, and to maintain and sustain the principles of human freedom for which our fathers fought and bled. We look for these things to come in quick succession.

Author: Erastus Snow, Source: Journal of Discourses, 26:213Saved by cboyack in politics constitution government patriotism 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

I must study politics and war that my sons (and daughters) may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons (and daughters) ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry and percelain.

Author: John Adams, Source: John Adams, letter to Abigail Adams, May 12, 1780. In Adams Family Correspondence, vol. 3, L. H. Butterfield and Marc Friedlaender, eds. (Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1973), 342.Saved by bhquoty in politics war history knowledge art culture 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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