The contrast is glaring
John Adams: “The consequences arising from the continual accumulation of public debts in other countries ought to admonish us to be careful to prevent their growth in our own.”
Barack Obama: Print more, spend more, raising the debt ceiling.
Thomas Jefferson: “If we can but prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people, under the pretense of taking care of them, they must become happy.”
Barack Obama: We must exploit the labors of the people to take care of them at the expense of happiness.
JFK: “And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.”
BHO: Ask not what you can do for your country–demand that your country do for you.
Lincoln: ” . . . government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”
BHO: . . . government of, by and for the government shall expand and the people can perish to save the earth.
Washington: “I cannot tell a lie.”
BHO: The truth is relative.
Reagan: “Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.”
BHO: My duty is to run your life, even if it means you are left unprotected.
FDR: “The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself.”
BHO: Never fear, I am here.
Harry Truman: “The buck stops here.”
Barack Obama: What buck?
Harry Truman: “Those who want the government to regulate matters of the mind and spirit are like men who are so afraid of being murdered that they commit suicide to avoid assassination.”
Barack Obama: In the name of collective security and the general welfare, the government must regulate matters of the mind and the spirit.
Martin Van Buren: “The national will is the supreme law of the Republic, and on all subjects within the limits of his constitutional powers should be faithfully obeyed by the public servant.”
Barack Obama: I have a phone and a pen.
Bill Clinton: “Promising too much can be as cruel as caring too little.”
Barack Obama: Promise the moon and keep ‘em guessing.
Ulysses S. Grant: “I know no method to secure the repeal of bad or obnoxious laws so effective as their stringent execution.”
Barack Obama: The ACA is the law of the land. Get over it.
Thomas Jefferson: A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government . . . ”
Barack Obama: I think government should redistribute wealth.
Andrew Jackson: “The Bible is the rock on which this Republic rests.”
Barack Obama: Whatever we once were we are no longer a Christian nation.
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