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Quotes from Republican Presidents

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posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 01:02 AM
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Below are quotes by Republican Presidents and Republican Presidential nominees. I ended at Dwight D. Eisenhower because I was trying to keep it historical, beyond the point of which many Americans may remember these men. Republicans after 1960 can be remembered by many American seniors still so obviously they were left out. Make of this as you will, just think it may peak your interest.

**For research on the validity of these quotes I would recommend using Wikiquote, which I used, or Brainyquote which also has an extensive database**

“These capitalists generally act harmoniously and in concert to fleece the people, and now that they have got into a quarrel with themselves, we are called upon to appropriate the people's money to settle the quarrel.” – Abraham Lincoln

“To provision of the Constitution giving the war making power to Congress was dictated, as I understand it, by the following reasons: Kings had always been involving and impoverishing their people in wars, pretending generally, if not always, that the good of the people was the object. This our convention understood to be the most oppressive of all kingly oppressions, and they resolved to so frame the Constitution that no one man should hold the power of bringing this oppression upon us.” – Lincoln

“I believe that our Great Maker is preparing the world in His own good time to become one nation, speaking one language, when armies and navies will no longer be required.” – Ulysses S. Grant

"As knowledge spreads, wealth spreads. To diffuse knowledge is to diffuse wealth. To give all an equal chance to acquire knowledge is the best and surest way to give all an equal chance to acquire property." - Rutheford B. Hayes

"This is a government of the people, by the people, and for the people no longer. It is a government of corporations, by corporations, and for corporations. — How is this?" - Hayes

"Abolish plutocracy if you would abolish poverty. As millionaires increase, pauperism grows. The more millionaires, the more paupers." - Hayes

"The unrestricted competition so commonly advocated does not leave us the survival of the fittest. The unscrupulous succeed best in accumulating wealth." - Hayes

“It is no part of the functions of the National Government to find employment for the people, and if we were to appropriate a hundred millions for his purpose, we should only be taxing 40 millions of people to keep a few thousand employed.” – James Garfield

“Poverty is uncomfortable, as I can testify; but nine times out of ten the best thing that can happen to a young man is to be tossed overboard and compelled to sink or swim for himself.” – Garfield

“The chief duty of government is to keep the peace and stand out of the sunshine of the people.” - Garfield

"I pity the man who wants a coat so cheap that the man or woman who produces the cloth will starve in the process." - Benjamin Harrison

“We Americans have no commission from God to police the world.” - Harrison

"God forbid that the day should ever come when, in the American mind, the thought of man as a "consumer" shall submerge the old American thought of man as a creature of God, endowed with "unalienable rights." - Harrison

"Illiteracy must be banished from the land if we shall attain that high destiny as the foremost of the enlightened nations of the world which, under Providence, we ought to achieve." - William McKinley

“Probably the greatest harm done by vast wealth is the harm that we of moderate means do ourselves when we let the vices of envy and hatred enter deep into our own natures.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“We can do nothing of good in the way of regulating and supervising these corporations until we fix clearly in our minds that we are not attacking the corporations, but endeavoring to do away with any evil in them. We are not hostile to them; we are merely determined that they shall be so handled as to subserve the public good. We draw the line against misconduct, not against wealth.” – Roosevelt

“Political parties exist to secure responsible government and to execute the will of the people. From these great tasks both of the old parties have turned aside. Instead of instruments to promote the general welfare they have become the tools of corrupt interests, which use them impartially to serve their selfish purposes. Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.” – Roosevelt

"The peril of this Nation is not in any foreign foe! We, the people, are its power, its peril, and its hope!" - Charles Evans Hughes

"When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free." - Hughes

"Our most dangerous tendency is to expect too much of government, and at the same time do for it too little." - Warren Harding

"My conception of America is a land where men and women may walk in ordered freedom in the independent conduct of their occupations; where they may enjoy the advantages of wealth, not concentrated in the hands of the few but spread through the lives of all; where they build and safeguard their homes, and give to their children the fullest advantages and opportunities of American life; where every man shall be respected in the faith that his conscience and his heart direct him to follow; where a contented and happy people, secure in their liberties, free from poverty and fear, shall have the leisure and impulse to seek a fuller life." - Herbert Hoover

“All of us have heard this term "preventive war" since the earliest days of Hitler. I recall that is about the first time I heard it.” – Dwight Eisenhower

“Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history.” – Eisenhower

“As we peer into society's future, we -- you and I, and our government -- must avoid the impulse to live only for today, plundering for our own ease and convenience the precious resources of tomorrow. We cannot mortgage the material assets of our grandchildren without risking the loss also of their political and spiritual heritage. We want democracy to survive for all generations to come, not to become the insolvent phantom of tomorrow." – Eisenhower




posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 01:10 AM
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“Poverty is uncomfortable, as I can testify; but nine times out of ten the best thing that can happen to a young man is to be tossed overboard and compelled to sink or swim for himself.” – Garfield

i loved that quote

just goes to show how long people have hated those evil corporations.



posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 01:18 AM
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Originally posted by Misoir
“We Americans have no commission from God to police the world.” - Harrison


If only presidents nowadays believed that...



posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 02:03 AM
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"My conception of America is a land where men and women may walk in ordered freedom in the independent conduct of their occupations; where they may enjoy the advantages of wealth, not concentrated in the hands of the few but spread through the lives of all; where they build and safeguard their homes, and give to their children the fullest advantages and opportunities of American life; where every man shall be respected in the faith that his conscience and his heart direct him to follow; where a contented and happy people, secure in their liberties, free from poverty and fear, shall have the leisure and impulse to seek a fuller life." - Herbert Hoover


i like this one, its almost the exact opposite of the america we live in today.
kind of sad when considering what he had to deal with, the guy was smart, he just got a tough break (the corporations screwedhim)
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posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 02:09 AM
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reply to post by PatriciusCaesar
 


Here is an audio of him giving a campaign speech and in it is the quote you cited.




posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 02:12 AM
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reply to post by Misoir
 


Oh, back when Republicans were borderline-socialist liberals


These days? I dunno. it's depressing. They've devolved from Lincoln, to the current crop of coprophagous ninnies and twits currently stooping around on the 2012 lineup. I wonder what Roosevelt would think if he were to meet Bachman? The Victorian Era's answer to Chuck Norris meets this... lemur of a woman... I dunno.
edit on 28/7/2011 by TheWalkingFox because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 05:29 AM
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Originally posted by Misoir
“It is no part of the functions of the National Government to find employment for the people, and if we were to appropriate a hundred millions for his purpose, we should only be taxing 40 millions of people to keep a few thousand employed.” – James Garfield

“Poverty is uncomfortable, as I can testify; but nine times out of ten the best thing that can happen to a young man is to be tossed overboard and compelled to sink or swim for himself.” – Garfield

“The chief duty of government is to keep the peace and stand out of the sunshine of the people.” - Garfield


In my opinion, an assassination overlooked by the American public.

I remember studying Garfield in 9th grade...yes...in public school no less!

A man, embroiled in the ill-fated Reconstruction era, which was, in my opinion a horrible idea and should have raised a red flag as to what happen when Government, not the People, try to force social and economic norms upon its citizens. Though his ideas may not align with mine; specifically with education and the role of the Federal Government, he was faced with tough choices. Notably, he appointed Fredrick Douglas to recorder of deeds in Washington.



posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 08:50 AM
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After reading all of those quotes, it seems like republican presidents have always sucked.



posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 07:43 PM
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The Republicans of past were great but thanks to Reagan and his Southern-based right-wing politics the party has been dying ever since.



posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 07:55 PM
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I wonder what Roosevelt would think if he were to meet Bachman?


Probably the same thing Andrew Jackson would think when meeting Obama!



posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 11:02 PM
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Absolutely loved these Misoir. S/F for me. Deserves far more attention than it's getting.

Going to pick some of my favorites:




“I believe that our Great Maker is preparing the world in His own good time to become one nation, speaking one language, when armies and navies will no longer be required.” – Ulysses S. Grant





“To provision of the Constitution giving the war making power to Congress was dictated, as I understand it, by the following reasons: Kings had always been involving and impoverishing their people in wars, pretending generally, if not always, that the good of the people was the object. This our convention understood to be the most oppressive of all kingly oppressions, and they resolved to so frame the Constitution that no one man should hold the power of bringing this oppression upon us.” – Lincoln





"I pity the man who wants a coat so cheap that the man or woman who produces the cloth will starve in the process." - Benjamin Harrison




“We can do nothing of good in the way of regulating and supervising these corporations until we fix clearly in our minds that we are not attacking the corporations, but endeavoring to do away with any evil in them. We are not hostile to them; we are merely determined that they shall be so handled as to subserve the public good. We draw the line against misconduct, not against wealth.” – Roosevelt


Again, thanks for sharing.

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