The election is over…

…and I have nothing to add, save a few presidential quotes…

  • Though the people support the Government, the Government should not support the people. (Grover Cleveland)
  • Segregation is not a humiliation but a benefit… (Woodrow Wilson)
  • I am convinced that the larger incomes of the country would actually yield more revenue to the government if the basis of taxation were scientifically revised downward. (Calvin Coolidge, State of the Union message, December 3, 1924)
  • I want the people of America to be able to work less for the government and more for themselves. I want them to have the rewards of their own industry. That is the chief meaning of freedom. Until we can re-establish a condition under which the earnings of the people can be kept by the people, we are bound to suffer a very distinct curtailment of our liberty. (Calvin Coolidge, State of the Union message, December 3, 1924)
  • My choice early in life was either to be a piano player in a whorehouse or a politician. And to tell the truth, there’s hardly any difference. (Harry S Truman)
  • Being president is like being a jackass in a hailstorm. There’s nothing to do but stand there and take it. (Lyndon B. Johnson)
  • The kind of government that is strong enough to give you everything you need is also strong enough to take away everything that you have. (Ronald Reagan)
  • You and I are told increasingly that we have to choose between a left or a right. There is only an up or down: up to man’s age-old dream — the ultimate in individual freedom consistent with law and order — or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism. And regardless of their sincerity, their humanitarian motives, those who would trade our freedom for security have embarked on this downward course. (Ronald Reagan, Republican National Convention, 1964)
  • They will purchase the voices of the people, and make them pay the price. (Thomas Jefferson)
  • At the beginning of a dynasty, taxation yields a large revenue from small assessments. At the end of the dynasty, taxation yields a small revenue from large assessments. (Ibn Khaldûn, quoted by Ronald Reagan).
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