Quotations on Founding

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Government is necessary for our survival. We need government in order to survive. The Founding Fathers created a special place for government. It is called the Constitution.
- Michael Badnarik
(Keywords: Government, Survival, Constitution, Fathers, Founding, Order)

You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence.
- Charles A. Beard
(Keywords: Fathers, Founding, Independence, Reputation, Struggle)

Second, marriage is an issue that our Founding Fathers wisely left to the states.
- Judy Biggert
(Keywords: Marriage, Fathers, Founding, states)

In my view, far from deserving condemnation for their courageous reporting, the New York Times, the Washington Post and other newspapers should be commended for serving the purpose that the Founding Fathers saw so clearly.
- Hugo Black
(Keywords: Purpose, Fathers, Founding, Newspapers, Post, Washington)

The Founding Fathers gave the free press the protection it must have to bare the secrets of government and inform the people.
- Hugo Black
(Keywords: Government, People, Fathers, Founding, Press, Protection, Secrets)

The vision that the founding fathers had of rule of law and equality before the law and no one above the law, that is a very viable vision, but instead of that, we have quasi mob rule.
- James Bovard
(Keywords: Equality, Vision, Fathers, Founding, Law, Mob)

The founding fathers were not only brilliant, they were system builders and systematic thinkers. They came up with comprehensive plans and visions.
- Ron Chernow
(Keywords: Fathers, Founding, Visions)

Congress is functioning the way the Founding Fathers intended-not very well. They understood that if you move too quickly, our democracy will be less responsible to the majority.
- Barber B. Conable, Jr.
(Keywords: Congress, Democracy, Fathers, Founding, Majority, Will)

We grew up founding our dreams on the infinite promise of American advertising. I still believe that one can learn to play the piano by mail and that mud will give you a perfect complexion.
- Zelda Fitzgerald
(Keywords: Dreams, Advertising, American, Founding, Infinite, Mail, Play, Promise, Will)

The fact is, almost every year since the founding of these United States, our government has lived beyond its means.
- Paul Gillmor
(Keywords: Government, Fact, Founding, states, United)

Equality, rightly understood as our founding fathers understood it, leads to liberty and to the emancipation of creative differences; wrongly understood, as it has been so tragically in our time, it leads first to conformity and then to despotism.
- Barry Goldwater
(Keywords: Equality, Time, Conformity, Fathers, First, Founding, Liberty)

In the summer of 1776 our Founding Fathers sought to secure our independence and the liberties that remain the foundation of our nation today.
- Doc Hastings
(Keywords: Fathers, Founding, Independence, Nation, Summer, Today)

I see happiness as a by-product. I don't think you can pursue happiness. I think that phrase is one of the very few mistakes the Founding Fathers made.
- James Hillman
(Keywords: Happiness, Fathers, Founding, Mistakes)

Thousands of present day students, like many of our Founding Fathers, are being taught at home.
- Ernest Istook
(Keywords: Home, Being, Day, Fathers, Founding, Present, Students)

Our Founding Fathers crafted a constitutional Republic for the first time in the history of the world because they were shaping a form of government that would not have the failures of a democracy in it, but had the representation of democracy in it.
- Steve King
(Keywords: Government, History, Time, Democracy, Fathers, First, Founding, World)

Most Modern Orthodox are religious Zionists. Despite all differences and nuances among us, we consider the founding of the State a historic change. We accept it as something that came from Providence.
- Norman Lamm
(Keywords: Change, Founding, Providence, Religious, State)

If the Founding Fathers and other patriots who fought during the Revolutionary War could see the United States today, I believe they would be proud of the path that the thirteen colonies, now fifty strong states, have taken since then.
- John Linder
(Keywords: War, Fathers, Founding, Now, states, Today, United)

Our Founding Fathers would be proud of all that America has achieved, and will continue to achieve, in the coming years.
- John Linder
(Keywords: America, Fathers, Founding, Will, Years)

For the freedoms our founding fathers not only dreamed about, but made into reality. It is that same pursuit of freedom today that is helping to make our world a safer place.
- John M. McHugh
(Keywords: Fathers, Founding, Freedom, Pursuit, Reality, Today, World)

What has made America great have been the opportunities given to everyone in this country. Since our founding, individuals and families have come to America to seek freedom, opportunity and the choice for a better life.
- Cathy McMorris
(Keywords: Life, Opportunity, America, Choice, Country, Founding, Freedom)

How did we win the election in the year 2000? We talked about a humble foreign policy: No nation-building; don't police the world. That's conservative, it's Republican, it's pro-American - it follows the founding fathers. And, besides, it follows the Constitution.
- Ron Paul
(Keywords: Conservative, Constitution, Fathers, Founding, Nation, Police, Republican, World)

The founding document of the United States of America acknowledges the Lordship of Jesus Christ because we are a Christian nation.
- Pat Robertson
(Keywords: Christian, America, Founding, Nation, states, United)

I rise in support of the separation of powers as established by our Founding Fathers in the Constitution. The Constitution clearly delegates the power to deal with criminal matters, like the use of drugs, to the States.
- Dana Rohrabacher
(Keywords: Power, Constitution, Drugs, Fathers, Founding, Separation, states, Support)

There's never been a nation like the United States, ever. It begins with the principles of our founding documents, principles that recognize that our rights come from God, not from our government.
- Marco Rubio
(Keywords: Government, God, Founding, Rights, Nation, Principles, states, United)

Most Americans aren't the sort of citizens the Founding Fathers expected; they are contented serfs. Far from being active critics of government, they assume that its might makes it right.
- Joseph Sobran
(Keywords: Government, Americans, Being, Fathers, Founding, Right)

Hey, our Founding Fathers wore long hair and powdered wigs - I don't see anybody trying to look like them today, either... But we do look to them as role models.
- Leigh Steinberg
(Keywords: Fathers, Founding, Hair, Today, Trying)

The myth that the founding of American Republic was based on the philosophy of John Locke could only have been maintained, because the history of Leibniz's influence was suppressed.
- Robert Trout
(Keywords: History, American, Founding, Influence, Myth, Philosophy)

Two hundred years ago, our Founding Fathers gave us a democracy. It was based upon the simple, yet noble, idea that government derives its validity from the consent of the governed.
- Paul Tsongas
(Keywords: Government, Idea, Democracy, Fathers, Founding, Validity, Years)

The Founding Fathers in their wisdom decided that children were an unnatural strain on parents. So they provided jails called schools, equipped with tortures called an education.
- John Updike
(Keywords: Education, Wisdom, Children, Fathers, Founding, Parents, Schools)

In another situation, and in an active station in life, I should have been keenly occupied, and the founding of an order would have never come into my head.
- Adam Weishaupt
(Keywords: Life, Founding, Order)

We have seen a central government promote the power of labor-union bosses, and in turn be supported by that power, until it has become entirely too much a government of and for one class, which is exactly what our Founding Fathers wanted most to prevent.
- Robert Welch
(Keywords: Government, Power, Bosses, Class, Fathers, Founding, Labor)

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