Free Society

“We want a society in which we are free to make choices, to make mistakes, to be generous and compassionate. That is what we mean by a moral society – not a society in which the State is responsible for everything, and no one is responsible for the State.” ~ Margaret Thatcher (1925-2013) British Prime Minister (1979–1990) Source: Speech, Zurich University, 14 March 1977

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Tax Cuts

“Our practical choice is not between a tax-cut deficit and a budgetary surplus. It is between two kinds of deficits: a chronic deficit of inertia, as the unwanted result of inadequate revenues and a restricted economy; or a temporary deficit of transition, resulting from a tax cut designed to boost the economy, increase tax revenues, and achieve — and I believe this can be done — a budget surplus. The first type of deficit is a sign of waste and weakness; the second reflects an investment in the future.” ~ John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) 35th US President Source: Dec. 14, 1962, address to the Economic Club of New York

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Limited Government

“No one can read our Constitution without concluding that the people who wrote it wanted their government severely limited; the words ‘no’ and ‘not’ employed in restraint of government power occur 24 times in the first seven articles of the Constitution and 22 more times in the Bill of Rights.” ~ Rev. Edmund A. Opitz (1914-2006) American minister, author