The public welfare demands that constitutional cases must be decided according to the terms of the Constitution itself, and not according to judgesí views of fairness, reasonableness, or justice.
It's about food. Itís about your home. Itís about your life. The government is worried about all of the above. All Iím saying is you should be worried theyíre worried. Hereís why: Theyíre telling you that you canít take care of yourself. You canít be trusted with what you put in your mouth or what you sign on the mortgage dotted line. So theyíll tell you what to put in your mouth and theyíll save you from what you signed on that dotted line. Does anyone see a trend here? Personal responsibility has now become government responsibility
The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not
We are sure living in a peculiar time. You get more for not working than you will for working, and more for not raising a hog than for raising it
The Greeks... labored under the delusion that their democracy was a guarantee of peace and plenty, not realizing that unrestrained majority rule always destroys freedom, puts the minority at the mercy of the mob, and works at cross-purposes to the effective use of human energy and individual initiative
People from both political parties have long recognized that welfare without work creates negative incentives that lead to permanent poverty. It robs people of self-esteem.
Power has only one duty - to secure the social welfare of the People
The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy.
A society that puts equality...ahead of freedom will end up with neither equality nor freedom
The greatest danger to liberty today comes from the men who are most needed and most powerful in modern government, namely, the efficient expert administrators exclusively concerned with what they regard as the public good
If government half a century ago had provided us with all our dinners and breakfasts, it would be the practice of our orators today to assume the impossibility of our providing for ourselves.
Parties who want milk should not seat themselves on a stool in the middle of a field in hope that the cow will back up to them
And so, my fellow Americans: Ask not what your country can do for you -- ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: Ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man
With malice towards none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right
Welfare's purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence.
A socialist is somebody who doesn't have anything, and is ready to divide it up equally among everybody
Socialism means equality of income or nothing... under socialism you would not be allowed to be poor. You would be forcibly fed, clothed, lodged, taught, and employed whether you like it or not. If it were discovered that you had not character enough to be worth all this trouble, you might possibly be executed in a kindly manner; but whilst you were permitted to live you would have to live well
One of the sad signs of our times is that we have diminished those who produce, subsidized those who refuse to produce, and canonized those who complain
A family member asked my wife, "Aren't you concerned about his (our son's) socialization with other kids?" My wife gave this response: "Go to your local middle school, junior high, or high school, walk down the hallways, and tell me which behavior you see that you think our son should emulate."
As the Republican platforms says, the welfare of the farmer is vital to that of the whole country.
Every time you cut programs, you take away a person who has a vested interest in high†taxes†and you put him on the tax rolls and make him a†taxpayer. A farmer on subsidies is part welfare bum, whereas a free-market farmer is a small businessman with a gun.
I'd go to, like, six different schools in one year. We were on welfare, and my mom never ever worked.
I'd go to, like, six different schools in one year. We were on welfare, and my mom never ever worked
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