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History teaches that wars begin when governments believe the price of aggression is
cheap.
Ronald Reagan

For many years now, you and I have been shushed like children and told there are no simple
answers to the complex problems which are beyond our comprehension. Well, the truth is,
there are simple answers, they just are not easy ones.
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The person who agrees with you 80 percent of the time is a friend and an ally - not a 20
percent traitor.
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All the waste in a year from a nuclear power plant can be stored under a desk.
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If we love our country, we should also love our countrymen.
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The smoke from burning marijuana contains many more cancer-causing substances than
tobacco. And if that isn't enough it leads to bronchitis and emphysema. If adults want to
take such chances that is their business. But surely the communications media... should let
four million youngsters know what they are risking.
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A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
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No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched,
never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever
see on this earth.
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Recognizing the equality of all men and women, we are willing and able to lift the weak,
cradle those who hurt, and nurture the bonds that tie us together as one nation under God.
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Government does not solve problems. It subsidizes them.
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Christmas can be celebrated in the school room with pine trees, tinsel and reindeers, but
there must be no mention of the man whose birthday is being celebrated. One wonders how
a teacher would answer if a student asked why it was called Christmas.
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Thomas Jefferson once said, "We should never judge a president by his age, only by his
works." And ever since he told me that, I stopped worrying.
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Trees cause more pollution than automobiles.
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Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty.
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Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves,
tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
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Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.
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Abraham Lincoln freed the black man. In many ways, Dr. King freed the white man. How did
he accomplish this tremendous feat? Where others, white and black, preached hatred, he
taught the principles of love and nonviolence.
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Never let the things you can't do, stop you from doing what you can.
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We in government should learn to look at our country with the eyes of the entrepreneur,
seeing possibilities where others see only problems.
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Recession is when your neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours. And
recovery is when Jimmy Carter loses his.
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I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will always eventually triumph. And
there's purpose and worth to each and every life.
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Above all, we must realize that no arsenal or no weapon in the arsenals of the world is so
formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our
adversaries in today's world do not have. It is a weapon that we as Americans do have. Let
that be understood by those who practice terrorism and prey upon their neighbors.
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The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant, but that they know so much
that isn't so.
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It's silly talking about how many years we will have to spend in the jungles of Vietnam when
we could pave the whole country and put parking stripes on it and still be home by Christmas.
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It is time for us to realize that we're too great a nation to limit ourselves to small dreams.
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Any man can find a twerp here and there who will go along with cheating, and it doesn't take
all that much manhood. It does take quite a man to remain attractive and to be loved by a
woman who has heard him snore, seen him unshaven, tended him while he was sick and
washed his dirty underwear. Do that and keep her still feeling a warm glow and you will know
some very beautiful music.
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Cannot swords be turned to plowshares? Can we and all nations not live in peace? In our
obsession with antagonisms of the moment, we often forget how much unites all the members
of humanity.
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Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But,
the Marines don't have that problem.
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Government is not a solution to our problem; government is the problem.
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This is not the time for political fun and games. This is the time for a new beginning. I ask you
now to put aside any feelings of frustration or helplessness about our political institutions and
join me in this dramatic but responsible plan to reduce the enormous burden of Federal
taxation on you and your family.
Ronald Reagan

I have wondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had
run them through the US Congress.
Ronald Reagan

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