Quotes: Fred Thompson for America

"America's government is bringing America down, and the only thing that can change that is a return to the basics"

Finally, I have a candidate in this election that I can get excited about. This guy seems like our best bet for the 2008 election.

Reagan on Success

From my Reagan calendar:

"My philosophy on life is that if we make up our mind what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose--- somehow we win out..."

Adrian Monk on Food

I beleive most people don't like their food to touch, they just don't have the guts to admit it. -Adrian Monk, from the TV series Monk

Ronald Reagan on Socialists

"...They reserve unto themselves the right to commit any crime, to lie, to cheat, in order to attain that*, and that is moral, not immoral, and we operate on a different set of standards, I think when you do business with them, even at detente, you keep that in mind."

*The promotion of world revolution and a one-world Socialist/Communist state. See here for further context.

I just had to put that one up. Reagan is just so quotable.

Ronald Reagan on Protesters

"I think they operate maybe with open mouths and closed minds sometimes."

I'm listening to "Decisions That Shook the World" on Discovery, and I just heard an excellent quote from the Gipper. I'm just amazed I couldn't find it online anywhere. This was a statement in response to the question "What is the most important point that you made in your speech that will change the minds of people like those demonstators?" to which he responded "If they'd listen they'd find that everything that I'm talking about is aimed at peace. But of course, I think they operate maybe with open mouths and closed minds sometimes."

My sentiments exactly.

Jed Babbin on France

"You know frankly, going to war without France is like going deer hunting without an accordion. You just leave a lot of useless noisy baggage behind." --Jed Babbin, Hardball 1/30/2003

The War on Terror

"You ask: What is our aim? I can answer in one word: Victory. Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival."

If I told you these words were from the mouth of G.W. Bush, many would come up with a variety of reasons why his statement is wrong. There would be a perpetuation of hatred towards him for making such a statement. Some would shout, as they already have, that our actions in Iraq do nothing to protect us, and will actually further anger the enemy. That we need to practice appeasement, peace through understanding.

However, these words come from decades past, from a man who had faced similarly formidable political and public opposition. They were spoken in a time when the people and politicians said that appeasment was the path to peace. "Peace in our time" they said. A war on terror was emminent, and the price to be paid in blood would be high. Despite public scrutiny, one man stood up for what was right: The enemy, evil must be defeated. The enemy was Hitler. That man was Winston Churchill.

It's been said that those who forget history are doomed to repeat it. I pray that our nation and the nations of the world remember and realize the consequences of appeasement.

Jeff Jacoby on Kerry

So cool a quote, enjoy it:

"In the 2004 presidential field there is a candidate for nearly every point of view, his name is John Kerry" -Jeff Jacoby, Boston Globe