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Quote of the Week-


"Government is not a solution to our problem, government is the problem"

-Quote by Ronald Reagan, the father of modern conservatism


 "You're never going to make it in politics Len.  You don't know how to lie." 

-Quote by Richard Nixon, the 1st president to resign (Watergate Scandal)


​"We choose to go to the moon in this decade... not because [it is] easy, but because [it is] hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, ... and we intend to win." 
-Quote by JFK  calling for NASA funding to put Americans on the moon


"Austin White--Chicago, Ill--1918 (WWI)

Austin White-- Chicago, Ill--1945 (WWII)

This is the last time I want  to write my name here."

- Inscription on a rock found in Verdun France, carved by a US soldier who fought in both World Wars  


"Yesterday, December 7th, 1941, a day that will live in infamy... "

-FDR's declaration to a joint session of Congress on December 8th, 1941


"We have nothing to fear but fear itself".

-FDR's reassuring words at the start of the New Deal


"Vote for FDR and make it unanimous"

-telegram from an angry voter to President Hoover in 1932


"America's present need is not heroics, but healing; not nostrums, but normalcy"

- President Harding on the need for conservative values in the Twenties


 "“He kept us out of it..." - Election slogan for Woodrow Wilson in 1916 referring to Wilson's neutral stance on WWI.  6 months after the election, the US would be on the brink of war.


" There is filth on the floor, and it must be scraped up with the muck rake… But the man who never does anything else, who never thinks or speaks or writes, save of his feats with the muck rake, speedily becomes, not a help but one of the most potent forces for evil....."
Theodore Roosevelt, "The Man with the Muck Rake" speech, 14 April 1906


"Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door"

- From the New Colossus Poem  (Statue of Liberty)  by Emma Lazarus 


"Farmers need to raise less corn and more hell!"

-Economic and political advice for Populist farmers attributed to Mary Ellen Lease


“War was easy. The hard part was cleaning up afterward.”

- Professor's comments on the impossibility of Reconstruction


"I hope to have God on my side but I MUST HAVE Kentucky"

- Lincoln on the importance of the Border States during the Civil War


"I have just read your dispatch about sore and fatigued horses, Will you pardon me for asking what the horses of your army have done since the Battle of Antietam that fatigues anything? "
- Abraham Lincoln to General McClellan on his failure to move his army 


"It is well that war is so terrible, or we would grow too fond of it."

-Robert E. Lee, perhaps the most successful general for the Confederacy 


"My only regrets in life were that I did not shoot Henry Clay or hang John C. Calhoun."

-Andrew Jackson's final thought on his presidency 


"The power to tax is the power to destroy"

-Supreme Court Justice John Marshall limiting a state's ability to tax the Federal Government in the McCullough v. Maryland Case (1819)


"I know what I am fit for.  I can command a body of men in a rough way but I am NOT fit for the presidency."  

- Andrew Jackson in 1820, riding a wave of popularity after defeating English, Native and Spanish forces in prior conflicts.


"The United States has used force abroad more than 130 times, but has only declared war five times - the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, the Spanish-American War, and World Wars I and II."

- John Yoo, Historian


"We are all Republicans, we are all Federalists.”

- Thomas Jefferson on the need to unify after the Election of 1800


"Damn JOHN JAY. Damn everyone who won't damn JOHN JAY. Damn everyone that won't put lights in the window and stay up all night damning JOHN JAY." 
– Graffiti in New York by a very determined street artist after (the very unpopular) Jay's Treaty was signed, 1794

"These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their county; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny like hell is not easily conquered..." 

-Thomas Paine in Common Sense on the need to support the American Revolution


"There! His Majesty can now read my name without glasses. And he can double the reward on my head!”

-John Hancock on his prominent signature on the Declaration of Ind.


“The distinctions between Virginians, Pennsylvanians, New Yorkers, and New Englanders are no more. I Am Not A Virginian, But An American!” 

-Patrick Henry on the unified cause of the Americans


"I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, ... in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain."  
- John Adams on his duty during the American Revolution to future American generations


"These people are very unskilled at arms... with 50 men  they could all be subjugated  and made to do what one wished"

- Christopher Columbus on the inhabitants of the New World


"I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again." 
- Quaker leader William Penn on why Pennsylvania would be different from the other British Colonies



"We in America are nearer to the final triumph over poverty than ever before in the history of any land... We shall soon, with the help of God, be in sight of the day when poverty will be banished from this nation."

-Quote by Republican Pres. Herbert Hoover right before the Great Depression struck


"Farmers need to raise less corn and more hell."  -Quote attributed to Mary Ellen Lease about Populist party economic and political tactics  


""Each family shall have a plot of not more than forty acres of tillable ground." (This temporary grant along with a surplus army mule became known as the "40 acres and a mule" under General Sherman's Field Order No. 15 in 1865


"If he had shot me through the brain, sir, I should still have killed him.”

- Andrew Jackson on his single-minded willingness to duel


"After eight years as President I have only two regrets: that I did not shoot Henry Clay or hang John C. Calhoun."  
- Andrew Jackson on his  on his desire to avenge any insult


"I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, ... in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain."  

- John Adams on his duty during the American Revolution to future American generations


"I hope to have God on my side but I MUST HAVE Kentucky"

- Lincoln on the importance of holding the Border States during the Civil War

"Government is not a solution to our problem, government is the problem"

-Quote by Ronald Reagan, the father of modern conservatism


 "You're never going to make it in politics Len.  You don't know how to lie." 

-Quote by Richard Nixon, the 1st president to resign (Watergate Scandal)

 

"Austin White--Chicago, Ill--1918 (WWI)

Austin White-- Chicago, Ill--1945 (WWII)

This is the last time I want  to write my name here." 

Inscription carved into a rock by an American soldier at Verdun, France in 1945 showing his participation in both World War I and World War II

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