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Ronald Reagan
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidise it
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#Economy

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Going to college offered me the chance to play football for four more years.
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We don't have a trillion-dollar debt because we haven't taxed enough; we have a trillion-dollar debt because we spend too much
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#Debt

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History shows that when the taxes of a nation approach about 20% of the people's income, there begins to be a lack of respect for government. . . . When it reaches 25%, there comes an increase in lawlessness.
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#History

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We have the duty to protect the life of an unborn child.
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I call upon the scientific community in our country, those who gave us nuclear weapons, to turn their great talents now to the cause of mankind and world peace.
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#Community

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They say hard work never hurt anybody, but I figure why take the chance.
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America was founded by people who believe that God was their rock of safety. I recognize we must be cautious in claiming that God is on our side, but I think it's all right to keep asking if we're on His side.
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#America

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Excellence does not begin in Washington.
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#Excellence

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Peace is more than just the absence of war. True peace is justice, true peace is freedom. And true peace dictates the recognition of human rights.
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#Absence

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I believe with all my heart that standing up for America means standing up for the God who has so blessed our land. We need God's help to guide our nation through stormy seas. But we can't expect Him to protect America in a crisis if we just leave Him over on the shelf in our day-to-day living.
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#America

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Approximately 80% of our air pollution stems from hydrocarbons released by vegetation, so let's not go overboard in setting and enforcing tough emission standards from man-made sources
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#Pollution

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Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
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I will leave with the greatest love for this country of ours and eternal optimism for its future.
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#Country

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Inflation is as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man.
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Look, ask me what paper came to my desk last week and I couldn't tell you
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#Ask

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It is the Soviet Union that runs against the tide of human history by denying human freedom and human dignity to its citizens.
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#Dignity

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The most terrifying words in the English langauge are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.
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#Government

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We must not look to government to solve our problems. Government is the problem.
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#Government

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Freedom is the recognition that no single person, no single authority or government has a monopoly on the truth, but that every individual life is infinitely precious, that every one of us put in this world has been put there for a reason and has something to offer.
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#Authority

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We need you, we need your youth, your strength, and your idealism, to help us make right what is wrong.
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#Wisdom

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without God, there is no virtue because there's no prompting of the conscience. And without God, democracy will not and cannot long endure. If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.
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#Conscience

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Without God there is no virtue because there is no prompting of the conscience,...without God democracy will not and cannot long endure.
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#Conscience

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The march of freedom and democracy . . . will leave Marxism-Leninism on the ash heap of history as it has left other tyrannies which stifle the freedom and muzzle the self-expression of the people.
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#Democracy

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Governments don't control things. A government can't control the economy without controlling people.
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#Control

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The Founding Fathers knew a government can't control the economy without controlling people. And they knew when a government sets out to do that, it must use force and coercion to achieve its purpose. So we have come to a time for choosing. (October 27, 1964)
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#Control

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I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will always eventually triumph. And there's purpose and worth to each and every life.
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