September 2, 2013 - Politics

“It is time that all Americans realized that the place of labor is side by side with the businessman and with the farmer, and not one-degree lower.”

—Harry S Truman


“And when at some future date the high court of history sits in judgment on each of us, recording whether in our brief span of service we fulfilled our responsibilities to the state, our success or failure, in whatever office we hold, will be measured by the answers to four questions:  First, were we men of courage . . . Second, were we men of judgment . . . Third, were we men of integrity . . . Finally, were we men of dedication?”

—John F. Kennedy, 1961


“A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men 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.”

—Thomas Jefferson