Friday, January 23, 2009

President Garfield

Here are a couple quotes by President James. A Garfield, which I believe still ring true:

Now more than ever before, the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness and corruption. If it be intelligent, brave and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities to represent them in the national legislature ... If the next centennial does not find us a great will be because those who represent the enterprise, the culture, and the morality of the nation do not aid in controlling the political forces.

"The chief duty of government is to keep the peace and stand out of the sunshine of the people."

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