quotes tagged with 'politics', page 7

We should help those who have been deceived or who are misinformed to find the truth. Unless each person who knows the truth will stand up and speak up, it is difficult for the deceived or confused citizen to find his way back.
Author: Ezra Taft Benson, Source: Conference Report, Oct. 1961Saved by cboyack in politics truth information knowledge activism error deceit confusion 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
There will be two great political parties in this country. One will be called the Republican, and the other the Democrat party. These two parties will go to war and out of these two parties will spring another party which will be the Independent American Party. The United States will spend her strength and means warring in foreign lands until other nations will say, “Let’s divide up the lands of the United States,” then the people of the U.S. will unite and swear by the blood of their fore-fathers, that the land shall not be divided. Then the country will go to war, and they will fight until one half of the U.S. army will give up, and the rest will continue to struggle. They will keep on until they are very ragged and discouraged, and almost ready to give up—when the boys from the mountains will rush forth in time to save the American Army from defeat and ruin. And they will say, “Brethren, we are glad you have come; give us men, henceforth, who can talk with God.” Then you will have friends, but you will save the country when its liberty hangs by a hair, as it were.
Author: Joseph Smith, Jr., Source: Autobiography of Mosiah HancockSaved by cboyack in politics constitution liberty government war republican division democrat military 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak, and that it is doing God’s service when it is violating all his law
Author: John Adams, Source: Letter to Thomas JeffersonSaved by Doc in politics power self pride unrighteousdominion weak justification 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
...to be ignorant of political economy is to allow ourselves to be dazzled by the immediate effect of a phenomenon; to be acquainted with it is to embrace in thought and in forethought the whole compass of effects.
Author: Frederic Bastiat, Source: What is Seen and Not Seen, The Bastiat Collection (2007), p. 48Saved by cboyack in politics politicaleconomy 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.
Author: John Quincy Adams, Source: unknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in politics government johnquincyadams vote principle 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Above all else, strive to support good and conscientious candidates of either party who are aware of the great dangers inherent in communism, and who are truly dedicated to the Constitution in the tradition of our founding fathers.
Author: David O. McKay, Source: The Gospel and the Individual, p. 903Saved by cboyack in politics constitution election leader politician foundingfather 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress.
Author: John Adams, Source: unknownSaved by bluesfreak in politics uselessness 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The turn will come when we entrust the conduct of our affairs to the men who understand that their first duty as public officials is to divest themselves of the power that they have been given. It will come when Americans, in hundreds of communities throughout the nation, decide to put the man in office who is pledged to enforce the Constitution and restore the Republic. Who will proclaim in a campaign speech: 'I have little interest in streamlining government or in making it more efficient, for I mean to reduce its size. I do not undertake to promote welfare, for I propose to extend freedom. My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them. It is not to inaugurate new programs, but to cancel the old ones that do violence to the Constitution, or that have failed in their purpose, or that impose on the people an unwarranted financial burden. I will not attempt to discover whether legislation is “needed” before I have first determined whether it is constitutionally permissible. And if I should later be attacked for neglecting my constituents’ “interests,” I shall reply that I was informed their main interest is liberty and that in that cause I am doing the very best I can.'
Author: Barry Goldwater, Source: The Conscience of a Conservative, 1960: Victor Publishing Company, Shepherdsville, Ky., p. 17Saved by cboyack in politics constitution government president leader ronpaul 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
This thoughtful, unassuming man has a rare ability to get under people’s skin without trying to. The anger his gentle consistency provokes is something to behold; it’s not the Democrats who detest him, it’s the Republicans! He is, in spite of himself, a walking rebuke to hypocrisy.
Author: Joe Sobran, Source: http://www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/archives/016370.htmlSaved by cboyack in politics hypocrisy ronpaul gop 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Knowing as we do that God set up this Constitution of ours and that He has declared it "should be maintained for the rights and protection of all flesh, according to just and holy principles," (D&C 101:77) it is the duty of every member of the Church to protect and defend the Constitution against any and all attack. In this country our lawful political allegiance runs not to any man, not to any party, not to any "ism," but to the Constitution of the United States and to the free institutions set up under it. There can be no tampering with the "just and holy principles" of the Constitution. No true Latter-day Saint can or will do other than reverence the Constitution; each will do all in his power to save it from pollution or destruction.
Author: J. Reuben Clark, Source: http://www.oaknorton.com/JRC1941.cfmSaved by cboyack in politics constitution government principle duty responsibility system ism 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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