quotes tagged with 'president'

Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.

Author: Douglas Adams, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in president forbid DouglasAdams 9 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]
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]
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]
Rudy Giuliani is probably the most underqualified man since George Bush to seek the presidency.... There are only three things he mentions in a sentence: a noun, a verb and 9/11.
Author: Joe Biden, Source: Drexel University Democratic Debate, October 30, 2007Saved by cboyack in president rudygiuliani 911 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
I believe that there are some pundits out there that are hoping I'll distance myself from my church so that'll help me politically. And that's not going to happen.
Author: Mitt Romney, Source: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/P/POLITICS_AND_RELIGION?S...Saved by rpage in president mormon 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Being a ruler is not so much a privilege of power as an obligation to practice what a man preaches.
Author: Bruce C. Hafen and Marie K. Hafen, Source: “Crossing Thresholds and Becoming Equal Partners,” Ensign, Aug 2007, 24–29Saved by cboyack in priesthood power king president duty leader privilege ruler preside 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
As democracy is perfected, the office of the president represents, more and more closely the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.
Author: H. L. Mencken, Source: Baltimore Sun, July 26, 1920Saved by cboyack in president leader democracy representation representative 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
You and I, as individuals, can, by borrowing, live beyond our means, but for only a limited period of time. Why, then, should we think that collectively, as a nation, we're not bound by that same limitation?
Author: Ronald Regan First Inagural Address, January 20, 1981, Source: http://www.millercenter.virginia.edu/scripps/digitalarchive/sp...Saved by rpage in liberty freedom president debt economics ronaldregan 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
It is no coincidence that our present troubles parallel and are proportionate to the intervention and intrusion in our lives that result from unnecessary and excessive growth of government.
Author: Ronald Regan First Inagural Address, January 20, 1981, Source: http://www.millercenter.virginia.edu/scripps/digitalarchive/sp...Saved by rpage in liberty freedom president ronaldregan 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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