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Deep Thoughts -- by Great Republicans

In their own words, some great Republicans share their true feelings...
RONALD REAGAN:

"Man is not free unless government is limited. There's a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: As government expands, liberty contracts."

"Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction."

"The deficit is big enough to take care of itself."

"They say hard work never hurt anybody, but I figure, why take the chance?"



William F. Buckley, Jr. (1925-)
Author and Journalist

"[T]o beat the Soviet Union we must, to an extent, imitate the Soviet Union. . . . we shall totalitarianize ourselves to a point where life in the United States would be indistinguishable from life in the Soviet Union, save possibly for an enduring folkway or two." ["A Dilemma of Conservatives," The Freeman, August 1954, pp. 51-52]


Henry A. Kissinger (1923-)
56th U.S. Secretary of State and 1973 Nobel Prize-Winner for Peace

"Intelligence is not all that important in the exercise of power, and is often, in point of fact, useless."

"The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer."

"Today Americans would be outraged if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles to restore order; tomorrow they will be grateful. This is especially true if they were told there was an outside threat from beyond, whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will plead with world leaders to deliver them from this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this scenario, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well being granted to them by their world government."




George H. W. Bush (1924-)
41st President of the United States; U.S. Vice President;
Director of the Central Intelligence Agency;
U. S. Ambassador to the United Nations; U. S. Congressman

"I never apologize for the United States of America, I don't care what the facts are."

"It is the sacred principles enshrined in the UN Charter to which we will henceforth pledge our allegiance."



George W. Bush (1946-)
43rd President of the United States, Governor of Texas

"There ought to be limits to freedom."

"I do know I'm ready for the job. And, if not, that's just the way it goes."





Sir Winston L. S. Churchill (1874-1965)
British Prime Minister, Minister of Defence, First Lord of the Admiralty
Author and 1953 Nobel Prize-Winner in Literature

"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."


"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."

"I am strongly in favor of using poisoned gas against uncivilized tribes. The moral effect should be good. . . and it would spread a lively terror. . . . "

". . . we are not a young people with an innocent record and a scanty inheritance. we have engrossed to ourselves . . . an altogether disproportionate share of the wealth and traffic of the world. We have got all we want in territory, and our claim to be left in the unmolested enjoyment of vast and splendid possessions, mainly acquired by violence, largely maintained by force, often seems less reasonable to others than to us."

"One may dislike Hitler' system and yet admire his patriotic achievement. If our country were defated, I hope we should find a champion as indomitable to restore our courage and lead us back to our place among the nations."

"I have had very nice talks with the old Bear [Stalin]. I like him the more I see him. Now they respect us & I am sure they wish to work with us."

"The story of the human race is war."

"From the days of Sparticus, Weishophf, Karl Marx, Trotski, Belacoon, Rosa Luxenburg, and Ema Goldman, this world conspiracy has been steadily growing. This conspiracy played a definite recognizable role in the tragedy of the French revolution. It has been the mainspring of every subversive movement during the 19th Century."


TEDDY ROOSEVELT:

"No triumph of peace can equal the armed triumph of war. . . . In strict confidence . . . I should welcome almost any war, for I think this country needs one."



Lawrence S. Eagleburger (1930-)
U.S. Secretary of State

"There is only one way to begin to deal with people like this, and that is you have to kill some of them even if they are not immediately directly involved in this thing."


MILTON FRIEDMAN, ECONOMIST:

"I'm in favor of legalizing drugs. According to my value system, if people want to kill themselves, they have every right to do so. Most of the harm that comes from drugs is because they are illegal."


General Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964)
Supreme Allied Commander, General of the U.S. Army

"Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear—kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor—with the cry of grave national emergency. Always there has been some terrible evil at home or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it."

"Talk of imminent threat to our national security through the application of external force is pure nonsense... . Indeed it is part of the general pattern of misguided policy that our country is now geared to an arms economy which was bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and nurtured upon an incessant propaganda of fear."

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
16th U.S. President, U.S. Congressman

"I will say, then, that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races--that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races from living together on terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I as much as any other man, am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race."


DICK CHENEY, VICE PRESIDENT:

"Go fuck yourself."



ANTONIN SCALIA, SUPREME COURT JUSTICE:

"Mere factual innocence is no reason not to carry out a death sentence properly reached."




Harry S Truman (1884-1972)
33rd President of the United States, U.S. Vice President, U.S. Senator

"I never would have agreed to the formulation of the Central Intelligence Agency back in '47, if I had known it would become the American Gestapo."

"Whenever you have an efficient government you have a dictatorship."




SPIRO AGNEW:

"The American people should be made aware of the trend toward monopolization of the great public information vehicles and the concentration of more and more power over public opinion in fewer and fewer hands."





BILL MOYERS, JOURNALIST:

"David Rockefeller is the most conspicuous representative today of the ruling class, a multinational fraternity of men who shape the global economy and manage the flow of its capital. Rockefeller was born to it, and he has made the most of it. But what some critics see as a vast international conspiracy, he considers a circumstance of life and just another day's work..."


JAMES PAUL WARBURG, BANKER:

"We shall have World Government, whether or not we like it. The only question is whether World Government will be achieved by conquest or consent."
international capitalists as the real communists 02.Jul.2005 20:28

Green Army of 700,000 dropped from history books...

Thanks! that quote by Skull and Bones'er Buckley sure sets it out there in the clear to me.

Bill Moyers 02.Aug.2005 15:35

gereco gerriecollins@cox.net

Since when was Bll Moyers a Republican?