Honest Conviction is My Courage; the Constitution is My Guide




“History, in general, only informs us what bad government is.” 1807

-Thomas Jefferson 


“An awareness of our past is essential to the establishment of our personality and our identity.”

-Haile Selassie, Ethiopian Emperor 


“A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.”

-Gerald Ford


“The era of big government is over.”  State of the Union Address, January 23, 1996

-Bill Clinton


“The old man was a good man, he raised his children right.  He taught us how to work hard and showed us how to fight. He told me about the good Lord and when to use a gun. He made me very proud of where it is that I come from… I might not make a history book but I’ll burn a page or two…. and I may not change the world but I’m going to leave a scar.”

-Charles Starr


“I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by the gradual and silent encroachment of those in power, than by violent and sudden usurpation.” Speech, Virginia Convention, 1788

– James Madison 


“The Washington Government was fast drifting towards centralization….”

-M.F. Maury


“The Washington politicians are right, there are two Americas. The America that works and the America that doesn’t. The America that contributes and the America that doesn’t. It’s not the haves and the have nots, it’s the dos and the don’ts. Some people do their duty as Americans, obey the law, support themselves, contribute to society and others don’t. That’s the divide in America . It’s not about income inequality, it’s about civic irresponsibility. It’s about politicians that preach hatred, greed and victimization in order to win elective office. It’s about politicians that love power more than they love their country. That’s not invective, that’s truth, and it’s about time someone said it.”

-Lou Holtz


“This administration is pledged to a Federal revenue system that balances the budget over the years of the economic cycle – yielding surpluses for debt retirement in times of high employment that more than offset the deficits which accompany – and indeed help overcome – low levels of economic activity in poor years…Debt retirement at high employment contributes to economic growth by releasing savings for productive investment by private enterprise and State and local governments.” Special Message to the Congress: Program for Economic Recovery and Growth, February 2, 1961

-John F. Kennedy


“That road to V-E Day was hard and long, and traveled by weary and valiant men. And history will always record where that road began. It began here, with the first footprints on the beaches of Normandy.” In Normandy to mark the 60th anniversary, June 6, 2004

-George W. Bush


“Honest conviction is my courage; the Constitution is my guide.”

-Andrew Johnson


“It (the mass murder of Armenian Christians by the Turks)  was not war. It was most certainly massacre and genocide, something the world must remember… We will always reject any attempt to erase its record, even for some political advantage.” April 27, 1994 on the floor of the Knesset in response to a TV interview of the Turkish Ambassador

-Yossi Beilini, Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister


“We dared not refuse to hear the call to arms, so plain was the duty and so urgent the call. Brethren and friends were answering the bugle-call and the sound of the drum…to stay was dishonor and shame”

-Carlton McCarthy


“I recall a Union soldier lying near the Dunker Church with his face turned upward, and his pocket Bible open upon his breast. I lifted the volume and read the words: Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me. Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.’ Upon the fly-leaf were the words, ‘We hope and pray that you may be permitted by kind Providence, after the war is over, to return.” Antietam Scenes, Battles and Leaders. Vol II

-Charles Carlton Coffin, Army Correspondent, Boston Journal 


“The jaws of power are always open to devour, and her arm is always stretched out, if possible, to destroy the freedom of thinking, speaking, and writing.”

-John Adams


“No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.”

-General Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Allied Commander, General of the U.S. Army


“It is not in the nature of politics that the best men should be elected. The best men do not want to govern their fellowmen.”

-George E. MacDonald, Scottish Novelist


“In every declining civilization there is a small ―remnant‖ of people who adhere to the right against the wrong; who recog-nize the difference between good and evil and who will take an active stand for the former and against the latter; who can still think and discern and who will courageously take a stand against the political, social, moral, and spiritual rot or decay of their day.” Toward a New World Order, 1992

-Donald S. McAlvaney, Switzerland


“The religion which has introduced civil liberty is the religion of Christ and His apostles, which enjoins humility, piety, and benevolence; which acknowledges in every person a brother, or a sister, and a citizen with equal rights. This is genuine Christianity, and to this we owe our free Constitutions of Government.”

-Noah Webster


“Public opinion: May it always perform one of its appropriate offices, by teaching the public functionaries of the State and of the Federal Government, that neither shall assume the exercise of powers entrusted by the Constitution to the other.”

-James Knox Polk


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