quotes tagged with 'politics', page 6

Let the American youth never forget, that they possess a noble inheritance, bought by the toils, and sufferings and blood of their ancestors; and capable, if wisely improved, and faithfully guarded, of transmitting to their latest posterity all the substantial blessings of life, the peaceful enjoyment of liberty, property, religion, and independence…Republics are created by the virture, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens.  They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.

Author: Joseph Story, Source: Commentaries on the Constitution (http://books.google.com/book...Saved by cboyack in politics constitution liberty government freedom character knowledge usa youth statesman heritage 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Government is a disease that masquerades as its own cure.

Author: Robert Lefevre, Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_LeFevre#QuotesSaved by cboyack in politics government properroleofgovernment disease 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Every action is known by its consequences: What causes benefit is 'good;' what causes harm is 'bad.'

Author: Paul A. Rosenberg, Source: A Lodging of Wayfaring MenSaved by inyucho in politics government freedom force political coercion libertarianism libertarian 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Politics is the art and science of managing centralized coercion.

Author: Paul A. Rosenberg, Source: A Lodging of Wayfaring MenSaved by inyucho in politics economy force economics political coercion libertarianism libertarian 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

If there is any such thing as "intellectual property" or "intellectual territory", then it can only be rightly defended by intellectual battle, never by physical force.

Author: Sean Hastings, Source: Preface of "A Lodging of Wayfaring Men" by Paul A. RosenbergSaved by inyucho in politics economy force economics property intellectual political libertarianism libertarian copyright ip 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Putin presents his reform program to the Duma (Russian Parliament): "This proposal makes people rich and happy", he says. "The list of people can be found underneath".

Author: The Russian People, Source: UnknownSaved by inyucho in politics government authority reform russia joke blackhumour russian authoritarian putin 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

A Soviet newspaper reports: "Last night the N. Nuclear Powerstation fulfilled the Five Year Plan of heat energy generation in 4 microseconds."

Author: The Russian People, Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_jokesSaved by inyucho in politics communism economy nuclear joke political chernobyl soviet sovietunion planeconomy nuclearenergy blackhumour 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The growing world-wide responsibilities of the Church make it inadvisable for the Church to seek to respond to all of the various and complex issues involved in the mounting problems of the many cities and communities in which members live. But this complexity does not absolve members as individuals from filling their responsibilities as citizens in their own communities.

We urge our members to do their civic duty and to assume their responsibilities as individual citizens in seeking solutions to the problems which beset our cities and communities.

With our wide ranging mission, so far as mankind is concerned, Church members cannot ignore the many practical problems that require solution if our families are to live in an environment conducive to spirituality.

Where solutions to these practical problems require cooperative action with those not of our faith, members should not be reticent in doing their part in joining and leading in those efforts where they can make an individual contribution to those causes which are consistent with the standards of the Church.

Individual Church members cannot, of course, represent or commit the Church, but should, nevertheless, be 'anxiously engaged' in good causes, using the principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ as their constant guide.
Author: First Presidency, Source: Statement, 1 September 1976Saved by cboyack in politics education duty responsibility leadership service activism community anxiouslyengaged 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
To worship the Lord is to stand valiantly in the cause of truth and righteousness, to let our influence for good be felt in civic, cultural, educational, and governmental fields, and to support those laws and principles which further the Lord's interests on earth.
Author: Bruce R. McConkie, Source: http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db0...Saved by cboyack in politics liberty government truth influence worship law 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Clayton M. Christensen, a Harvard Business School professor and Romney supporter who holds a leadership position in the Mormon Church, saw the decision as a sign that Romney is making a serious bid to become the first Mormon president.

"I'm delighted that he's decided to do it," Christensen said. "It really is a great church, and the more people can understand what it is and what it does, the more I think they'll trust that he acts in the best interests of the country."
Author: Clayton M. Christensen, Source: http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2007/12/03/pressed_...Saved by richardkmiller in politics patriotism president mormonism mittromney mormon 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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