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Presidential Quotes

 On War

Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind.John F. Kennedy

 

Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose - and you allow him to make war at pleasure. Abraham Lincoln

 

Yesterday, December 7, 1941 - a date which will live on in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. Franklin D. Roosevelt

 

I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it. Dwight D. Eisenhower

We know that dictators are quick to choose aggression, while free nations strive to resolve differences in peace. George W. Bush

On God and Religion

It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him. Abraham Lincoln 

Say nothing of my religion. It is known to God and myself alone. Its evidence before the world is to be sought in my life: if it has been honest and dutiful to society the religion which has regulated it cannot be a bad one.
 Thomas Jefferson 

I hope that no American will waste his franchise and throw away his vote by voting either for me or against me solely on account of my religious affiliation. It is not relevant.  John F. Kennedy 

Do I think faith will be an important part of being a good president? Yes, I do. George W. Bush

On The Constitution

We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.  Abraham Lincoln 

All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.    John Adams 

The constitution vests the power of declaring war in Congress; therefore no offensive expedition of importance can be undertaken until after they shall have deliberated upon the subject and authorized such a measure.    George Washington 

Stop throwing the Constitution in my face,“It’s just a goddamned piece of paper!” George W. Bush

 

 

 

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countfroggy
Aug. 25th, 2008 01:43 pm (UTC)
A very appropriate look at some people, in their own words. Coincidentally, Snopes also had a posting of a circulating email on Harry S. Truman's words today. Here's the link:
http://www.snopes.com/quotes/truman/truman.asp
jellomarx
Aug. 25th, 2008 01:49 pm (UTC)
Jefferson's and Lincoln's words read like poetry.

Bush's read more like a bad limerick.

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