74 Total Quotes

William Weld Quotes

I don't understand the Democrats' approach to Social Security in this country, and I'm not alone.
William Weld
#American Politician #Country

One of the functions of government is to act as a safeguard not just of property but of our liberties.
William Weld
#American Politician

I extend that to the abortion issue, I extend that to the so-called gay rights issue, I think this is a freedom principle and consistent with the analysis in the economic area as well.
William Weld
#American Politician #Abortion

So government acts as a safeguard of our property.
William Weld
#American Politician #Government

It's healthy for government to be a kind of moral catalyst, using the bully pulpit of high office.
William Weld
#American Politician #Government

Natural resources are so vast that no single individual or business is going to protect them; they don't have an incentive to.
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#American Politician #Business

Before my tenure, people didn't seem to think that citizens had a right to limit the size of their government.
William Weld
#American Politician #Government

There are several such issues where I have departed radically from the Republican orthodoxy.
William Weld
#American Politician #Republican

I think transportation and corrections are not the first two areas that I would go looking for massive change.
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#American Politician

Micro managing anything is not a great role for government.
William Weld
#American Politician #Government

I have absolutely no intention of switching parties under any circumstances ever.
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#Circumstances

The courts are truly the least dangerous of the three branches of our government.
William Weld
#American Politician #Government

We have to restrain the bad tendencies of human beings, and that includes keeping people from injuring each other economically.
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#People

Government is never so noble as when it is addressing wrongs.
William Weld
#American Politician #Government

I dare say that a majority of the American people think that having a fair hearing on an issue of importance in our relations with Mexico is extremely important to our national interest, as well as theirs.
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#American Politician

Managing from a distance, from Washington, is not a great role of government for a country this big and this disparate.
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#Country

There's an alliance in the environmental area, and an appropriate one, between the government and the little guy.
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#Government

I suggest to you that increasing the size of America's economic pie - which can be achieved only if everybody has a seat at the table - is the most important challenge facing our country today.
William Weld
#American Politician

We need a complete ban on soft money, which is sort of an enveloping problem, and a ceiling on the amount of money that can be spent on a given race.
William Weld
#American Politician #Money