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What is the best speech or phrase by a Government. One item per post please.

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posted on Nov, 28 2012 @ 04:11 AM
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Short, and to the point. Best. Speech. Ever.

"Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting-place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead who struggled here have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us--that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion--that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth."

-Abraham Lincoln

PS - It does have a glaring error, obviously his prediction about these words not being remembered for very long was dead wrong. Ya wina few, ya lose a few. 8>D



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posted on Nov, 28 2012 @ 04:23 AM
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"The proudest boast in the free world is..."Ich bin ein Berliner!"
- JFK



posted on Nov, 28 2012 @ 07:50 AM
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Nod to the Address, no doubt. But if brevity is the soul of wit, I'll go one better:

Vini vidi vinci
-You all should know who said this, c'mon now


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posted on Nov, 28 2012 @ 09:12 AM
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Bruno Kreisky, Austrian Chancelor
Translation:
And if somebody asks me about the debt I will tell him what I say all the time:
that a few billion more debt cause me less lost sleep for me than a few 100.000 unemployed more would cause.
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posted on Nov, 28 2012 @ 09:41 AM
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1987 "Tear Down This Wall", President Ronald Reagan

President Reagan urging Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to remove the last representation of communism left standing ( the Berlin Wall
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posted on Nov, 28 2012 @ 11:40 AM
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I will throw in my favorite Churchill quote:

After being told he was drunk.

"Yes, Madam, I am. But in the morning, I will be sober and you will still be ugly."



posted on Nov, 28 2012 @ 01:39 PM
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Here is the biggest promised lie by a goverment (President)....

"I will not raise taxes."

by ____________________ fill in your favorite U.S. President



posted on Nov, 28 2012 @ 02:22 PM
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Please, no one get offended here.

It's funny no matter which side you are on.




posted on Nov, 28 2012 @ 02:26 PM
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Ronald Reagans Speech on the Challenger Disaster.
Will always bring a tear to my eye.
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posted on Nov, 28 2012 @ 02:28 PM
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Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.



Theodore Roosevelt


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posted on Nov, 28 2012 @ 02:33 PM
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"ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country..." JFK

seems we have strayed from that logic..



posted on Nov, 28 2012 @ 03:08 PM
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Originally posted by KnightFire
Here is the biggest promised lie by a goverment (President)....

"I will not raise taxes."

by ____________________ fill in your favorite U.S. President


thats so true! I think ^^ this phrase wins best because its been used so many times!



posted on Nov, 28 2012 @ 06:06 PM
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One of my favorites; Andrew Jackson.



It is maintained by some that the bank is a means of executing the constitutional power “to coin money and regulate the value thereof.” Congress have established a mint to coin money and passed laws to regulate the value thereof. The money so coined, with its value so regulated, and such foreign coins as Congress may adopt are the only currency known to the Constitution. But if they have other power to regulate the currency, it was conferred to be exercised by themselves, and not to be transferred to a corporation. If the bank be established for that purpose, with a charter unalterable without its consent, Congress have parted with their power for a term of years, during which the Constitution is a dead letter. It is neither necessary nor proper to transfer its legislative power to such a bank, and therefore unconstitutional.

Wiki



posted on Nov, 28 2012 @ 06:38 PM
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That's a great one FortAnthem. It's incredible what the founding father's could predict in terms of the government.

I thought this one to be quite true, whether referring to the past or present:

"It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes." - Andrew Jackson



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