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From President to President

June 4, 2004
From President to President

Some words of wisdom for our current President from Presidents past.

George Washington

“Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.”

“Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”

“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”

Thomas Jefferson

“A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference.”

“Delay is preferable to error.”

“He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.”

Abraham Lincoln

“Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.”

“What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself.”

Richard M. Nixon

“A public man must never forget that he loses his usefulness when he as an individual, rather than his policy, becomes the issue.”

“When the President does it, that means that it’s not illegal.”

Ronald Reagan

“Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty.”

“Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.”