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Welcome to President Bush, Mrs. Bush, and my fellow astronauts.

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I love California, I practically grew up in Phoenix.

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Illegitimacy is something we should talk about in terms of not having it.

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We are ready for any unforeseen event that may or may not occur.

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We're all capable of mistakes, but I do not care to enlighten you on the mistakes we may or may not have made.

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El Salvador is a democracy so it's not surprising that there are many voices to be heard here. Yet in my conversations with Salvadorans... I have heard a single voice.

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The US has a vital interest in that area of the country [Latin America].

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Lookit, I've done it their way this far and now it's my turn. I'm my own handler. Any questions? Ask me... There's not going to be any more handler stories because I'm the handler... I'm Doctor Spin.

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I was known as the chief grave robber of my state.

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This election is about who's going to be the next President of the United States!

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I'm going to be a vice president very much like George Bush was. He proved to be a very effective vice president, perhaps the most effective we've had in a couple of hundred years.

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When you make as many speeches and you talk as much as I do and you get away from the text, it's always a possibility to get a few words tangled here and there.

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I've never professed to be anything but an average student.

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Under democracy, one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule -and both commonly succeed, and are right.

H. L. Mencken Quotes

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It is a besetting vice of democracies to substitute public opinion for law. This is the usual form in which masses of men exhibit their tyranny.

James Fenimore Cooper Quotes

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Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others.

Ambrose Bierce Quotes

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Free speech is not to be regulated like diseased cattle and impure butter. The audience that hissed yesterday may applaud today, even for the same performance.

William O. Douglas Quotes

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In politics it is necessary either to betray one's country or the electorate. I prefer to betray the electorate.

Charles de Gaulle Quotes

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It is the besetting vice of democracies to substitute public opinion for law. This is the usual form in which the masses of men exhibit their tyranny.

James Fenimore Cooper Quotes

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The disposition of all power is to abuses, nor does it at all mend the matter that its possessors are a majority.

James Fenimore Cooper Quotes

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Equality, in a social sense, may be divided into that of condition, and that of rights. Equality of condition is incompatible with civilization, and is found only to exist in those communities that are but slightly removed from the savage state. In practice, it can only mean a common misery.

James Fenimore Cooper Quotes

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They who have reasoned ignorantly, or who have aimed at effecting their personal ends by flattering the popular feeling, have boldly affirmed that "one man is as good as another;" a maxim that is true in neither nature, revealed morals, nor political theory.

James Fenimore Cooper Quotes

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Property is a central economic institution of any society, and private property is the central institution of a free society.

David Friedman Quotes

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The essential characteristic of Western civilization that distinguishes it from the arrested and petrified civilizations of the East was and is its concern for freedom from the state. The history of the West, from the age of the Greek polis down to the present-day resistance to socialism, is essentially the history of the fight for liberty against the encroachments of the officeholders.

Ludwig von Mises Quotes

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There's only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please. And with it comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the consequences.

P.J. O'Rourke Quotes

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