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Some quotes from Ronald Reagan and Ron Paul

Posted by Jesse on January 17, 2008

From antiwar.com

It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.
~Voltaire

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms.
~Congressman Ron Paul

The obligations of our representatives in Washington are to protect our liberty, not coddle the world, precipitating no-win wars, while bringing bankruptcy and economic turmoil to our people.
~Ron Paul

Terror is a tactic. We can not wage “war” against a tactic.
~Ron Paul

Do they think if we destroy our freedoms for the terrorists they will no longer have a reason to attack us?
~Ron Paul

People do not make wars; governments do.
~Ronald Reagan

Protecting the rights of even the least individual among us is basically the only excuse the government has for even existing.
~Ronald Reagan

…no mother would ever willingly sacrifice her sons for territorial gain, for economic advantage, for ideology.
~Ronald Reagan

Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.
~Ronald Reagan

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.
~Ronald Reagan

Our reluctance for conflict should not be misjudged as a failure of will.
~Ronald Reagan

Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.
~Ronald Reagan

The defense policy of the United States is based on a simple premise: The United States does not start fights. We will never be an aggressor.
~Ronald Reagan

and a few extras

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised “for the good of its victims” may be the most oppressive.
~C. S. Lewis

War does not determine who is right, only who is left.
~Bertrand Russell

The state has, in order to control us, introduced division into our thinking, so that we come to distrust others and look to the state for protection.
~Butler Shaffer

The politicians in this world… have at their command weapons of mass destruction far more complex than their own thinking processes.
~Charley Reese

I am a steadfast follower of the doctrine of non-violence which was first preached by Lord Buddha, whose divine wisdom is absolute…
~Dalai Lama

All forms of violence, especially war, are totally unacceptable as means to settle disputes between and among nations, groups and persons.
~Dalai Lama

No one has deputized America to play Wyatt Earp to the world.
~Patrick J. Buchanan

If you love this land of the free, bring ’em home, bring ’em home, Bring ’em back from overseas.
~Pete Seeger

I guess every generation is doomed to fight its war…suffer the loss of the same old illusions, and learn the same old lessons on its own.
~Phillip Caputo

Violence and arms can never resolve the problems of men.
~Pope John Paul II

Will . . . the threat of common extermination continue?. . . Must children receive the arms race from us as a necessary inheritance?
~Pope John Paul II

War is a defeat for humanity.
~Pope John Paul II

About the quote: from 1/1/2000

Wars generally do not resolve the problems for which they are fought and therefore…prove ultimately futile.
~Pope John Paul II

About the quote: from 1/1/2000

Humanity should question itself, once more, about the absurd and always unfair phenomenon of war…
~Pope John Paul II

You lose nothing through peace. You can lose everything through war.
~Pope Pius XII

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One Response to “Some quotes from Ronald Reagan and Ron Paul”

  1. […] Jesse wrote an interesting post today on Some quotes from Ronald Reagan and Ron PaulHere’s a quick excerpt~Congressman Ron Paul. The obligations of our representatives in Washington are to protect our liberty, not coddle the world, precipitating no-win wars, while bringing bankruptcy and economic turmoil to our people. ~Ron Paul … […]

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