- Political Statements I Like -
Abraham Lincoln, replying to the question why he never responded to his many critics, said . . .
"I do the best I know how, the very best I can, and I intend to keep doing so until the end. If the end turns out right, what people have said against me will not matter. If the end shows me to have been wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference."
At the 1964 Republican Convention Barry Goldwater proclaimed . . .
"Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice; moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue."
Forty-one years later, January 20, 2005, in his Inaugural Address, George W. Bush said . . .
"It is the policy of the
United States to seek and support the growth of democratic
movements and institutions in every nation and culture, with the
ultimate goal of ending tyranny in our world,"
(It seems to me that George W. Bush incorporates some of both Lincoln and Goldwater in his approach)
In his book Common Sense; the Case against Out-of-Control Government Glenn Beck wrote:
“You cannot take away freedom
to protect it, you cannot destroy the free market to save it,
and you cannot uphold freedom of speech by silencing those with whom you disagree”