Sunday, July 04, 2004

Wise Presidential Words for July 4th

To celebrate the birthday of our great country, I give you wise words from men who have served as President.

"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron."
--- Dwight Eisenhower, April 16, 1963

"Don't pray that God's on our side; pray that we're on His side."
--- Abraham Lincoln

"Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear."
--- Harry S. Truman, August 8, 1950

"I have not read a newspaper in over a month, and feel much the better for it."
--- Thomas Jefferson

"When you have read the Bible, you will know it is the word of God because you will have found it the key to your own heart, your own happiness, and your own duty."
--- Woodrow Wilson

"I believe this nation hungers for a spiritual revival; hungers to once again see honor placed above political expediency; to see government once again the protector of our liberties, not the distributor of gifts and privileges. Government should uphold and not undermine those institutions which are custodians of the very values upon which civilization is founded--religion, education and above all, family. Government cannot be clergyman, teacher and parent, It is our servant, beholden to us."
--- Ronald Reagan, November 13, 1979

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