February 21, 2011

Videos, Quotes: 9 Fave Presidents.

Happy President’s Day from #elej and Wanderlust Festival, who designed the above: “Who knew that Guruji Washington was flying Baberaham Lincoln in the Oval Office generations ago?!”

With thanks to our best Presidents, who did (and do) their best to evoke and represent our better angels.

Who do I give my thanks to on this day?

“I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.” – Lincoln


“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” – FDR

“The history of liberty is a history of the limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it.” – Wilson

“No Man is justified in doing evil on the grounds of expedience.” – Roosevelt

“The nation which indulges towards another a habitual hatred, or an habitual fondness, is in some degree a slave. It is a slave to its animosity or to its affection, either of which is sufficient to lead it astray from its duty and its interest.” – Washington


“I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever. the Almighty has no attribute that can take side with us in such a contest.” – Jefferson

But what we can do, as flawed as we are, is still see God in other people, and do our best to help them find their own grace. That’s what I strive to do, that’s what I pray to do every day. ~ Barack Obama

“Every gun that is made, every warship that is launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed” – Eisenhower

“It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their selfish purposes.” – Jackson


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