I actually share her view and understand her frustration when any government attempts to ban secular symbols like Santa Claus or Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer or Christmas lights.
What I'm not saying is that all government spending is bad. It's not - far far from it but there is no free lunch as a former colleague of mine used to say. There is no public tooth fairy. Father Christmas does not work on the Treasury staff this year. You can never bail someone out of trouble without putting someone else into trouble.
A monarchy conducted with infinite wisdom and infinite benevolence is the most perfect of all possible governments.
If we can return to a government that the Founders in their wisdom envisioned for us we can return to a government that will allow our economy to thrive again and our people to live in liberty.
All free governments are managed by the combined wisdom and folly of the people.
In the frank expression of conflicting opinions lies the greatest promise of wisdom in governmental action.
The Sandinista government became consumed with fighting a war of survival. They were up against the biggest superpower in the world.
There is a question for which we will never know the answer: had the U.S. not launched the Contra war to overthrow the Sandinista government would they have succeeded in bringing socioeconomic justice to the people of Nicaragua?
I found that I was getting a warm reception for my message of freeing you from the income tax releasing you from Social Security ending the insane war on drugs restoring gun rights and reducing the federal government to just its constitutional functions.
More than an end to war we want an end to the beginning of all wars - yes an end to this brutal inhuman and thoroughly impractical method of settling the differences between governments.
It has too often been too easy for rulers and governments to incite man to war.
People don't trust the federal government as it relates to health care.
We have an opportunity but we have an obligation to senior citizens and to the younger people who are entering the workforce today to help ensure that they are going to be able to trust the government to have a workable program that benefits them as well.
Spending when the math's not there and the numbers aren't there and if they look in the social security trust fund it's filled with IOUs because the government's been pilfering it for years on end. We have to do something. We have to start having this discussion.
People don't place their trust in government or company pension plans they have to be self-reliant.
I became a Republican because I trust people more than I trust government.
You see that's what I think is such a terrible terrible betrayal the trust that people have in government.
The biggest lesson I learned from Vietnam is not to trust our own government statements. I had no idea until then that you could not rely on them.
There used to be this feeling under Eisenhower and Kennedy and Roosevelt and Truman that government was a solution. Trust in the presidency fell precipitously under Johnson - real lows. And it's never come back. It's a trend that if you're liberal is really discouraging.
The Constitution preserves the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation where the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.
Americans have the right and advantage of being armed - unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.
Our government shouldn't tell us where to travel and where not to travel.
I intend to travel to Okinawa and to visit with Okinawa officials and the citizens of Okinawa at an early date. I will send my best analysis of that situation including the local attitudes back to Washington to the government there.
You have all these people in the city and everything has become centralized. If you live outside the city and you need a birth certificate or some official paper from the government you have to travel to the city.