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"In closing, let me thank you, the American people, for giving me the great honor of allowing me to serve as your president. When the Lord calls me home, whenever that day may be, I will leave with the greatest love for this country of ours and eternal optimism for its future."

Announcement of Alzheimer's Disease, November 5, 1994

"Whatever else history may say about me when I'm gone, I hope it will record that I appealed to your best hopes, not your worst fears; to your confidence rather than your doubts. My dream is that you will travel the road ahead with liberty's lamp guiding your steps and opportunities arm steadying your way."

Republican National Convention, Aug. 17, 1992

"We've done our part. And as I walk off into the city streets, a final word to the men and women of the Reagan revolution, the men and women across America who for 8 years did the work that brought America back. My friends: We did it. We weren't just marking time. We made a difference. We made the city stronger, we made the city freer, and we left her in good hands. All in all, not bad, not bad at all."

Farewell Address to the Nation, January 20th, 1989.

""In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem. From time to time we've been tempted to believe that society has become too complex to be managed by self-rule, that government by an elite group is superior to government for, by, and of the people. Well, if no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else?"

First Inaugural Address, January 20, 1981

"No arsenal or no weapon in the arsenals of the world is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women."

First Inaugural Address, January 20, 1981

"We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared, so we may always be free."

D-Day Ceremonies, June 6th, 1984

No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth!

Ronald Reagan

"We don't have a trillion-dollar debt because we haven't taxed enough; we have a trillion-dollar debt because we spend too much."

Public Address, March 28, 1982

"We need true tax reform that will at least make a start toward restoring for our children the American Dream ... that each individual has the right to fly as high as his strength and ability will take him ... But we cannot have such reform while our tax policy is engineered by people who view the tax as a means of achieving changes in our social structure."

"The Speech", October 27, 1964

"It is not my intention to do away with government. It is rather to make it work -- work with us, not over us; stand by our side, not ride on our back. Government can and must provide opportunity, not smother it; foster productivity, not stifle it."

First Inaugural Address, January 20, 1981

"The years ahead will be great ones for our country, for the cause of freedom and the spread of civilization. The West will not contain Communism, it will transcend Communism. We will not bother to denounce it, we'll dismiss it as a sad, bizarre chapter in human history whose last pages are even now being written."

Notre Dame Univ., May 17, 1981

"Abraham Lincoln recognized that we could not survive as a free land when some men could decide that others were not fit to be free and should therefore be slaves. Likewise, we cannot survive as a free nation when some men decide that others are not fit to live and should be abandoned to abortion or infanticide. My Administration is dedicated to the preservation of America as a free land, and there is no cause more important for preserving that freedom than affirming the transcendent right to life of all human beings, the right without which no other rights have any meaning."

"Abortion and The Conscience of a Nation", 1983

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free. "

Ronald Reagan

" A political party cannot be all things to all people. It must represent certain fundamental beliefs, which must not be compromised to political expediency, or simply to swell numbers….. And if there are those that cannot subscribe to these principles, then let them go their way."

Ronald Reagan

THE REAL REAGAN RECORD; National Review Online, August 31,1992

The Real Reagan Record By Ed Rubenstein

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The Heritage Foundation: The Real Reagan Economic Record: Responsible and Successful Fiscal Policy By Peter Sperry, March 1, 2001

USS RONALD REAGAN

"Peace Through Strength"

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"We have tried spending money. We are spending more money than we have ever spent before and it does not work. I want to see people get a job... We have never made good on our promises. . . . I say after eight years of this administration we have just as much unemployment as when we started . . . . And an enormous debt to boot!"
~~~ Henry Morgenthau, Jr., FDR's Secretary of the Treasury (1934-1945) Congressional Testimony, May 1939

"[W]hen a strict interpretation of the Constitution, according to the fixed rules which govern the interpretation of laws, is abandoned, and the theoretical opinions of individuals are allowed to control its meaning, we have no longer a Constitution; we are under the government of individual men, who for the time being have power to declare what the Constitution is, according to their own views of what it ought to mean."
~~~ Justice Benjamin Robbins Curtis, 1857, Dred Scott Decision: Dissenting Opinion

“Once the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the Republic.”
~~~ Benjamin Franklin

"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty."
~~~ Thomas Jefferson

“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government – lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.”
~~~ Patrick Henry

"Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: First a right to life, secondly to liberty, and thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can."
~~~ Samuel Adams

""The interpretation of the laws is the proper and peculiar province of the courts. A constitution is in fact, and must be regarded by the judges, as a fundamental law. It therefore belongs to them to ascertain its meaning, as well as the meaning of any particular act proceeding from the legislative body. If there should happen to be an irreconcilable variance between the two, that which has the superior obligation and validity ought of course, to be preferred; or, in other words the Constitution ought to be preferred to the statute, the intention of the people to the intention of their agents."
~~~ Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers, No. 78

"Socialism is inseparably interwoven with totalitarianism and the object worship of the state. It will prescribe for every one where they are to work, what they are to work at, where they may go and what they may say. Socialism is an attack on the right to breathe freely. No socialist system can be established without a political police. They would have to fall back on some form of Gestapo, no doubt very humanely directed in the first instance."
~~~ Winston Churchill, 1945

"If Congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, and will promote the General Welfare, the Government is no longer a limited one, possessing enumerated powers, but an indefinite one, subject to particular exceptions." -
~~~ James Madison, 1792

"Congress has not unlimited powers to provide for the general welfare, but only those specifically enumerated."
~~~ Thomas Jefferson

"Some have said we must not act until the threat is imminent. Since when have terrorists and tyrants announced their intentions, politely putting us on notice before they strike?"
~~~ George W. Bush, SOTU Speech, 1/28/03

"I say the Second Amendment is, in order of importance, the first amendment. It is America's First Freedom, the one right that protects all of the others. Among freedom of speech, of the press, of religion, of assembly, of redress of grievances, it is the first among equals. It alone offers the absolute capacity to live without fear. The right to keep and bear arms is the one right that permits "rights" to exist at all."
~~~ Charlton Heston, Former NRA President

"The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government."
~~~ Thomas Jefferson

"The Democratic Party looks at massive immigration, legal and illegal, as a source of voters. The Republican Party looks at massive immigration, legal and illegal, as a source of cheap labor, satisfying a very important constituency."
~~~ Tom Tancredo

"We, the people, are the rightful masters of both congress and the courts - not to overthrow the constitution, but to overthrow men who pervert the constitution".
~~~ Abraham Lincoln

May we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.
~~~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

"The power to tax is the power to destroy. A government which lays taxes on the people not required by urgent public necessity and sound public policy is not a protector of liberty, but an instrument of tyranny."
~~~ Calvin Coolidge, 1924

"A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away."
~~~ Sen. Barry Goldwater

"We must always remember that America is a great nation today not because of what government did for people but because of what people did for themselves and for one another."
~~~ Richard Nixon

You know why there's a Second Amendment? In case the government fails to follow the first one.
~~~ Rush Limbaugh

"Sure I wave the American flag. Do you know a better flag to wave? Sure I love my country with all her faults. I'm not ashamed of that, never have been, never will be."
~~~ John Wayne

"Today, we need a nation of Minutemen, citizens who are not only prepared to take arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as the basic purpose of their daily life and who are willing to consciously work and sacrifice for that freedom."
~~~ John F. Kennedy

"Consider the following. If you say something negative about Joseph Smith or Brigham Young, the Mormons won’t threaten to kill you. If you malign Moses, Orthodox rabbis won’t issue a fatwah against you. If you insult Jesus, in a painting or play, you’re likely to get a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. It’s only the apostles of the Religion of Peace who are ready to whack you for looking cross-eyed at their beloved prophet."
~~~ Don Feder, Religion of Peace Watch, October 28, 2002

"The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism, but under the name of liberalism they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program until one day America will be a socialist nation without ever knowing how it happened."
~~~ Norman Thomas, six-time Socialist Party presidential candidate and one of the founders of the ACLU.

"A departure from principle in one instance becomes a precedent for a second; that second for a third; and so on, till the bulk of the society is reduced to be mere automatons of misery, to have no sensibilities left but for sin and suffering."
~~~ Thomas Jefferson, 1816

"If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking."
~~~ General George S. Patton

"There is a rank due to the United States among nations, which will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by the reputation of weakness. If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure the peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known that we are at all times ready for war."
~~~ President Washington, Annual Address to Congress in Philadelphia, December 3, 1793

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