DOWNSIDE LEGACY AT TWO DEGREES OF PRESIDENT CLINTON
SECTION: GENERAL REFERENCE MATERIAL
SUBSECTION: QUOTES TO REMEMBER
Revised 1/8/01

 

 

QUOTES TO REMEMBER

Bill Clinton

 

"Al Gore has never wavered in his responsibilities . . .as a servant of God Almighty." -J. Lieberman 8/7/00

From email 8/8/00 From Bob Woodward's book "SHADOW...Five Presidents and the Legacy of Watergate",,, page 250, middle of the page,, "Let me emphasize this point: On ethics, as with every other issue, it is the president who must set the standard." ,,,,,Clinton speaking to all four TV networks with his lawyer Lloyd Cutler as his side,,,March 8, 1994

Clinton said "I don't believe you can find any evidence of the fact that I have changed government policy solely because of a contribution." ( quote from Ann Coulter's High Crimes and Misdemeanors...p.241 )

"My only enemy is right-wing religious fundamentalism." – Clinton per Marquez (Jerusalem Post 3/28/99)

We can't be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans . . . . "-- William J. Clinton, USA Today, March 11, 1993.

President Clinton about the improperly obtained FBI files "honest bureaucratic snafu."

"Before the century ends, we should establish a permanent international court to prosecute the most serious violations of humanitarian law. Just last week, we lost some of our finest sons and daughters in a crash of a UN helicopter in Bosnia. Five were Americans, five were Germans, one Polish and one British; all citizens of the world we are trying to make. The United Nations must play a leading role in this effort, filling in the fault lines of the new global era." - Bill Clinton, advocating Globalism in a speech at the United Nations General Assembly on September 22, 1997.

"What I'm trying to do is to promote a process of reorganization of the world so that human beings are organized in a way that takes advantage of the new opportunities of this era. If we can prove that you can merge integrated economies and integrated democracies, then we'll be more likely to build a global system of this kind." - Bill Clinton, advocating to reporters in Buenos Aires the effects of Globalism; October 17, 1997

7/8/98 Fox News "President Clinton said Wednesday that closing an income gap between the races could help ease racial tensions in America."I think that whenever possible, if you think that there is a class-related or an income-related element in the difficulties we have with race, we ought to have income- based solutions to it,'' Clinton said.

"From New Hampshire forward, for reasons that absolutely mystified me, the press thought the most important issue in the race was the middle class tax cut." - - President-elect Bill Clinton, news conference, 1/14/93

"...I will tell you this: I will not raise taxes on the middle-class to pay for these programs." - - Bill Clinton, presidential debate, 10/19/92

"To middle-class Americans who have paid a great deal over the last 12 years and from whom I ask a contribution tonight..." - - Bill Clinton, announcing the largest tax increase in history, State of the Union address, 2/17/93

"I take full responsibility, proudly, for what we did. It [raising taxes] was the right thing to do." - -Bill Clinton, press conference, 10/19/95

"You know the one thing that's wrong with this country? Everyone gets a chance to have their fair say." - - President Bill Clinton, 5/29/93

"I haven't been accused of doing anything wrong, and I haven't done anything wrong, and I'm not gonna do anything wrong." Bill Clinton, press conference; quoted from "The Clinton Chronicles"

"I want to say one thing to the American people. I want you to listen to me. I am going to say this again. I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky. I never told anybody to lie, not a single time, never. These allegations are false," Mr. Clinton

1/26/92 Washington Post ".excerpts from the interview of Clinton and his wife, Hillary, by Steve Kroft of CBS's "60 Minutes." .Bill Clinton: That's up to the American people and to some extent up to the press. This will test the character of the press. It is not only my character that has been tested.."

Reuters 8/18/98 Clinton speech ".Still, I must take complete responsibility for all my actions, both public and private. While my answers were legally accurate, I did not volunteer information..But I told the grand jury today and I say to you now that at no time did I ask anyone to lie, to hide or destroy evidence or to take any other unlawful action. .I can only tell you I was motivated by many factors. First, by a desire to protect myself from the embarrassment of my own conduct.. I must put it right, and I am prepared to do whatever it takes to do so.."

Drudge 8/19/98 ".At the height of Watergate in the summer of 1974, during Bill Clinton's race to become a U.S. Representative from Arkansas, Clinton once declared: "If a President of the United States ever lied to the American people he should resign." ."

Drudge 8/19/98 "."No question that an admission of making false statements to government officials and interfering with the FBI is an impeachable offense." -- Bill Clinton, ARKANSAS GAZETTE, August 8, 1974, page 7-A. .In the wake of President Nixon's public admission that he had lied about his role in Watergate, Clinton, then a law professor at the University of Arkansas, said: "I think it is plain that the president should resign and spare the country the agony of impeachment and removal proceedings." "I think the country could be spared a lot of agony... if he'd go on and resign," Bill Clinton declared. .The ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT, two days earlier -- August 6, 1974, page 10-A -- quoted Bill Clinton again talking about the need for Nixon to leave office: "Bill Clinton, Democratic candidate for the 3rd Congressional District, said, "There is nothing left to say. There's no point putting this country through an impeachment since [Nixon] isn't making any pretense of innocence now... This country has suffered so long." ."

Weekly Standard 9/10/98 Clinton: "People expect you to look them in the eye, tell 'em the truth, and they evaluate it."--Louisville Courier-Journal, Oct. 29, 1992

Weekly Standard 9/10/98 Clinton: "There is no such thing as truth to [George Bush]. He just says whatever sounds good." --Boston Globe, Oct. 29, 1992

Weekly Standard 9/10/98 Clinton: "I am concerned by any action which sends a signal that if you work for the government, you're above the law, or that not telling the truth to Congress, under oath, is somehow less serious than not telling the truth to some other body under oath." --As president elect, after the Iran-Contra pardons, December 1992

9/11/98 Prayer Breakfast at White House, Clinton: ". I ask you to share my prayer that God will search me and know my heart, try me and know my anxious thoughts, see if there is any hurtfulness in me, and lead me toward the life everlasting. I ask that God give me a clean heart, let me walk by faith and not sight."

From Freeper ridensm "The road to tyranny, we must never forget, is the destruction of the truth." - Bill Clinton, University of Connecticut, October 15, 1995

New York Post 10/20/98 "Now, therefore, I, William Jefferson Clinton, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim October 18 through October 24, 1998, as National Character Counts Week."

USIA White House Correspondent 12/24/92 Diane McDonald ".Asked about the pardons at a news conference in Little Rock, Arkansas, later in the day, President-elect Clinton said he did not have all the details on the matter and would withhold comment until he had had a chance to study the president's statement and related information. However, Clinton said he was concerned "by any action which sends a signal that, if you work for the government, you're above the law, or that not telling the truth to Congress under oath is somehow less serious than not telling the truth to some other body under oath." ."

FReeper KS remembers "The roots of America's greatness are embedded in the character of its citizens. From our Founder's passion for justice and equality to the social consciousness and humanitarian spirit of today's citizens, the character of our people has inspired the world. Undeniably, character does count for our citizens, our communities, and our Nation, and this week we celebrate the importance of character in our individual lives and in the life of our country..."Bill Clinton, 18 October 1997

Freeper KS remembers "I am pleased to sign into law S. 24, the reauthorization of theIndependent Counsel Act ensures that no matter what party controls the Congress or the executive branch, an independent, nonpartisan process will be in place to guarantee the integrity of public officials and ensure that no one is above the law." "Regrettably, this statute was permitted to lapse when its reauthorization became mired in a partisan dispute in the Congress. Opponents called it a tool of partisan attack against Republican presidents and a waste of taxpayer funds. It was neither. In fact, the independent counsel statute has been in the past and is today a force for government integrity and public confidence .." "It is my hope that both political parties would stand behind those great objectives."William Jefferson Clinton, 30 June 1994

Clinton 3/5/99 "…The United States has had a long-standing policy in favor of expanding the Security Council to include Japan and Germany, largely because of the size of their economies and their influence, and their importance for that reason. And we have been -- we have recognized that there are countries in the developing world that believe they should have more permanent membership. So we have been for an expansion in the size of the Security Council, generally, to guarantee certain continents and regions a permanent position…."

When asked about helping China by giving away U.S. "secrets" at a White House press conference on April 30, Clinton gave this bizarre reply: "We [U.S. and China] are trying to build the same kind of world in the future ... a very different kind of world."

Although Bill Clinton was a Professor at the University of Arkansas, teaching Constitutional Law, he has erroneously said the phrase "of the people, by the people and for the people" is part of the Constitution.

Clinton said : "What I'm trying to do is promote a process of reorganization of the world so that human beings are organized in a way that takes advantage of the new opportunities in this area." Said to Argentine reporters in Buenos Aires, 17Oct97.

NYT 6/30/98: Clinton to a Chinese questioner at Beijing that he has no hidden motive: "IF I DID, I WOULD MASK IT BEHIND A SMILE, BUT I DON'T "

President Clinton: "I don't believe you can find any evidence of the fact that I had changed government policy solely because of a contribution."

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 8/9/86 "…On other topics, Mr. Clinton said he would "absolutely be willing" to take a drug test as President Reagan and Vice President George Bush will do to set an example toward achieving a drug-free American work place…."

"We did not ignore evidence" of the Chinese theft of nuclear warhead secrets, the President said. "Quite the contrary - we acted on it." William Jefferson Clinton, March 12, 1999

"We have investigated it, we continue to investigate it. We have dramatically increased our intelligence. I believe we have taken all appropriate steps." William Jefferson Clinton, March 12, 1999

"To the best of my knowledge, no one has said anything to me about any espionage which occurred by the Chinese against the labs, during my Presidency," William Jefferson Clinton, April 8, 1999

Let me say, first of all, in response to the question you raise, I read The New York Times article today, and while I can't comment on specific intelligence reports as a matter of policy, I noted that even the article acknowledged that the alleged espionage might not have been connected to the national labs, which is the question I was asked in the press conference." William Jefferson Clinton, April 8, 1999

CHINA MFN: "We will condition favorable trade terms with repressive regimes--such as China's Communist regime--on respect for human rights, political liberalization, and responsible international conduct." Putting People First, September 1992. "We will link China's trading privileges to its human rights record and its conduct on trade and weapon sales." August 13, 1992. "I am moving, therefore, to delink human rights from the annual extension of most-favored nation trading status for China." May 26, 1994. Freeper Caliban

MILITARY ACTION IN HAITI: "I have no intention of asking our young people in uniform...to go in there to do anything other than implement a peace agreement..." October 13, 1993. "...I think that we cannot afford to discount the prospect of a military option [in Haiti]." May 3, 1994. Freeper Caliban

BOSNIA: "We will make the U.S. the catalyst for a collective stand against aggression, the action I have urged in response to Serbian aggression in Bosnia . . ." August 13, 1992. "I think we should act. We should lead. The United States should lead." April 23, 1993. "I cannot unilaterally lift the arms embargo [on Bosnia].... Our allies decided that they weren't prepared to go that far this time." June 15, 1993. "The United Nations controls what happens in Bosnia." June 15, 1993. Freeper Caliban

MISSION IN SOMALIA: "The ultimate goal is to make sure that the United Nations can fulfill its mission there and continue to work with the Somalis toward nation building." June 16, 1993. "The U.S. military mission is not now nor was it ever one of `nation building.'" October 13, 1993. Freeper Caliban

Washington Times; Inside Politics 5/13/99 Sean Scully "...At the other end of that bridge to the 21st century lies Utopia, at least according to the president. "We'll have all this fabulous technology and we'll be e-mailing people on the South Pole or wherever," Mr. Clinton said in a speech Tuesday at the Hubert Humphrey Civil Rights Award Dinner. "Our kids will have pen pals in Africa and Mongolia. We'll jet around on airplanes and do business with people at the tip of Tierra del Fuego. Our kids will speak Japanese and Russian; one of them will solve the problem of Nagorno-Karabakh." [see Remembering the Dead - Human Rights Unknown Deaths on Nagorna-Karabakh]

THE PHOENIX GAZETTE 6/4/94 Bill Clinton "...It is in this region [CHINA] that many of the profound challenges to America's national interest can be found; it is in this region that our generation's progress will in large part be measured..... Our challenge is how to trade with China without trading away our ideals; how to help economic growth lead to greater individual freedom; how to advance our interests in a more open China while recognizing other substantial interests in China and throughout Asia..... We will encourage the business community to work for progressive change. We will ask American business leaders to join us in developing a voluntary set of principles regarding the activity of American firms doing business with or in China, so that their presence will do more to improve working conditions, expand the access of Chinese people to information and otherwise enhance human rights conditions in China...... The actions I have taken with regard to China are in the long-term interests of both the United States and China. I am confident that they will prove to be the best way to advance the cause of human rights...."

"... a lot of the Asian societies that are doing very well now have low crime rates and high economic growth rates, partly because they have very coherent societies with strong units where the unit is more important than the individual, whether it's the family unit or the work unit or the community unit…….. My own view is that you can go to the extreme in either direction. And when we got organized as a country and we wrote a fairly radical Constitution with a radical Bill of Rights, giving a radical amount of individual freedom to Americans, it was assumed that the Americans who had that freedom would used it responsibly. That is, when we set up this country, abuse of people by government was a big problem. So if you read the Constitution, it's rooted in the desire to limit the ability of government's ability to mess with you, because that was a huge problem. It can still be a huge problem. But it assumed that people would basically be raised in coherent families, in coherent communities, and they would work for the common good, as well as for the individual welfare. ............What's happened in America today is, too many people live in areas where there's no family structure, no community structure, and no work structure. And so there's a lot of irresponsibility. And so a lot of people say there's too much personal freedom. When personal freedom's being abused, you have to move to limit it. That's what we did in the announcement I made last weekend on the public housing projects, about how we're going to have weapon sweeps and more things like that to try to make people safer in their communities. So that's my answer to you. We can have -- the more personal freedom a society has, the more personal responsibility a society needs, and the more strength you need out of your institutions -- family, community and work......."-- Bill Clinton, President of the United States, on MTV's "Enough Is Enough."

 

Humor

 

"I think maybe I would say [if I were Gore], 'You know, we want the goals of the Clinton administration to be achieved and to go forward. I need your help, First Lady, friend of mine, Hillary Clinton, and if I'm elected President, I will make you the next Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.' That's what I'd do, but Al Gore is a better man than I am and I doubt that he'd do it." --Dan Rather on Larry King Live, December 3, 1998.

"We moved swiftly and we continue to impose on China the strictest controls," Sandy Berger, March 12, 1999

Appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press" ... he said the information he was told three years ago was "very general and very preliminary." In addition, he said, "we did not have a suspect" in the theft of the W-88 technology. Sandy Berger, March 12, 1999

Vice President Al Gore about campaign finance abuses that there is "No controlling legal authority"

U.S. District Judge Stanley Sporkin about FEC decision not to pursue "Well, is bribery lawful?"

Paul Begala about executive orders "Stroke of the pen. Law of the land. Kinda cool."

Roger Clinton saying: "I've got to get some for my brother, he's got a nose like a Hoover vacuum cleaner."

Al Gore "Number one, we have strictly abided by all of the campaign finance laws, strictly. There've been no violations."

FBI Director Louis J. Freeh "It is difficult to imagine a more compelling situation for appointing an independent counsel"

Hillary Clinton 1/27/98 when asked by Matt Lauer ".If an American president had an adulterous liaison in the White House and lied to cover it up, should the American people ask for his resignation?" she replied "Well, they should certainly be concerned about it."

Hillary Clinton 1/27/78 on follow-up question from Matt Lauer "Should they ask for his resignation?" she said "Well, I think that-if all that were proven true, I think that would be a very serious offense.."

Washington Post Howard Kurtz 8/18/98 "No sooner had President Clinton finished telling the American people that he had "misled" them about Monica Lewinsky than the journalists began ripping him apart. "He did not tell the country what that relationship was. . . . He didn't come clean with the country," said ABC's Sam Donaldson. "The president has been using the White House, White House staff, White House lawyers, to defend this lie," said CBS's Scott Pelley. "This really is the I-didn't-inhale defense," said Fox's Fred Barnes. "I'm not sure he has come to terms with how much he has soiled his presidency," Newsweek's Jonathan Alter said on NBC.. "

Boson Globe Thomas Oliphant 8/18/98 "In David Kendall's perfectly crafted words, ``The truth is the truth. Period.''President Clinton's lead lawyer came up with those words to refute what he considered silly newspaper stories over the weekend that his client was considering different versions of a story to tell the grand jury yesterday about his relationship with Monica Lewinsky. His agreement to testify under oath, Kendall said, included by definition an agreement to tell the truth. Period. But in that spirit of simple clarity, it follows that a lie is a lie. Period. There is no amount of sugar that can ever adequately coat a lie to make it something else.."

Freeper reports ".. MSNBC quotes a White House source saying that not even "a delegation made up of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost" could persuade the president to step down.."

Jesse Jackson 1992"I can maybe work with him but I know now who he is, what he is. There is nothing this man won't do. He is immune to shame. Move past all the nice posturing and get really down in there in him, you find absolutely nothing ..... nothing but an appetite."

FoxNews 12/3/98 AP David Espo ".When Dershowitz said Clinton's behavior did not warrant impeachment, Barr observed that "the real America out there, understands that there ought to be a very high standard for our public officials.'' Dershowitz responded heatedly: First of all, whenever I hear the word "real Americans,'' that sounds to me like a code word for racism a code word for bigotry, a code word ...'' Barr interrupted: "That's absurd, professor, you ought to be ashamed. That is the silliest thing I have ever heard. ...'' Said Dershowitz: "When I hear you describe me as something other than a real American shame on you. We may have a disagreement about the merits of these issues, but I would no more impugn your Americanism than you should impugn mine, sir.'' Barr said Dershowitz was being "absolutely silly.''."

Wall Street Journal 12/7/98 Glenn Simpson "."Tragically, our best world-wide efforts to build stronger economies and stronger democracies are sometimes undercut by corruption -- and no corruption is more evil and destructive that the corruption of government officials," Mr. Gore, who is in Tennessee because of the death of his father Albert Gore Sr., said in a statement.."

Washington Times 12/7/98 Wesley Pruden ". December 7, 1941 Wesley Pruden John Conyers, the chief bigot on the House Judiciary Committee and the master of the squalid billabong that the modern Democratic Party has become, gave the game away in a little noted speech to a campaign rally in the Philadelphia suburbs in late October. "We're going to make sure that everybody who has persecuted the president pays the full price," he said. "[The Republicans] owe us and the American people big time." When a reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer asked him afterward what he meant by "pay," Mr. Conyers replied: "Plenty." Pressed to elaborate, he said: "It might be a little prudent for me to wait until we actually win."."

From Freeper Raven . Gathered from the web 12/7/98 ".The president has kept all of the promises he intended to keep. -Clinton aide George Stephanopolous speaking on "Larry King Live" ."

Freeper Alissa reports on 12/10/98 Larry King Live Ross Perot saying "If your wife can't trust you, why should we?"

From Freeper Caribou 12/21/98 ".Here's what Hillary had to say about Impeachment a few years back: "To confine impeachable conduct to indictable offenses may well be to set a standard so restrictive as not to reach conduct that might adversely affect the system of government. Some of the most grevious offenses against our constitutional form of government may not entail violations of the criminal law.....To limit impeachable conduct to criminal offenses would be incompatible with the evidence...and would frustrate the purpose that the framers intended.... Impeachment was evolved.....to cope with both the inadequacy of the criminal standards and the impotence of the courts to deal with the conduct of great public figures. It would be anomalous if the framers, having barred criminal sanctions from the impeachment remedy....intended to restrict the grounds for impeachment to conduct that was criminal" Hillary Rodham Staff Attorney House Judiciary Committee 1974 ."

Congressional Record--U S Senate 9/12/89 Senator Albert P. Gore ".If Mr. Gregg was, indeed, unaware for a period of years about what was going on, in spite of his experience and in spite of his lifetime in the same field, what shall we think of the acumen so necessary in the role of Ambassador? If Mr. Gregg did in fact never tell the Vice President about illegalities when they were plainly in view by his own admission, what shall we think of his ability to discriminate between what is important and what is not? The record thus represents us with the story of a man who was either too clever to be caught or too naive to know what was going on under his nose."

Congressional Review 7/21/95 Freeper report from THOMAS website about a public hearing for Bob Packwood, Barbara Boxer said ".First, they say public hearings on this matter would bring the Senate into disrepute. I argue that the opposite is true. As former Chief Justice Brandeis said, `Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants.' By acknowledging problems and demonstrating a willingness to discipline our own, we strengthen the Senate and the bonds with the people. We win confidence from the people by discharging our responsibilities frankly and openly--no matter how controversial the issue. But we irrevocably lose the people's respect by sweeping our problems under the committee room rug. The Senate is not a private club; it is the people's Senate . We do not go in the back room, light up a cigar, and decide these cases... ...Now, why are public hearings important? Because they demonstrate to the people--out in the sunlight--that we take seriously our constitutionally mandated responsibility to discipline our own, to discipline our own for unethical conduct. Each time an allegation of misconduct surfaces, the bonds of trust between the Congress and the people are strained. But by facing these allegations head-on, by holding public hearings and supporting appropriate disciplinary actions, we begin to repair those bonds of trust. Covering up our problems and attempting to hide them from the people only makes matters worse. And that is not the way we should function as a democracy."

Wall Street Journal 1/7/99 Sen Herb Kohl D-WI 1989 on Judge Walter Nixon ".But Judge Nixon took an oath to tell the truth and the whole truth. As a grand jury witness, it was not for him to decide what would be material. That was for the grand jury to decide. So I am going to vote 'guilty' on Articles I and II. Judge Nixon lied to the grand jury. He misled the grand jury. These acts are criminal and warrant impeachment."

The Village Voice 1/12/98 Nat Hentoff ".The forces of evil, genuine evil, are supporting the impeachment of the president. Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz ."

Augusta Chronicle 1/12/99 Editorial Freeper newsman ".The bigger the role model the worse the lie. If somebody I hardly know lies to me, it is bad. But it is much worse if my mother lies to me. She is a much bigger role model in my life. That makes the lie worse.."

"This is not just sexual harassment, if it's true. It's sexual assault," "Now we are talking about real sexual predators, and we are now talking about people in power using that power to take advantage of women," Patricia Ireland, president of the National Organization For Women, regarding the Kathleen Willey allegations...CNN 3/15/98

"Once the American people find out millions of Americans are now vulnerable to incineration by Chinese nuclear weapons, it will be a greater justification for the impeachment of the President than lying under oath about sexual escapades." --Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA)

Washington Post 2/23/99 Charles Trueheart "..."Great nations who understand the importance of sovereignty at various times cede various portions of it in order to achieve some better good for their country," she said. "We are looking at how the nation-state functions in a totally different way than people did at the beginning of this century." ...Madeleine Albright talking about Kosovo

House Democratic Leader Richard A. Gephardt, March 3, 1998 "I embrace the new internationalism."

Senator Bob Kerrey (D-NE): Bill Clinton is "an exceptionally good liar."

State Department spokesman James Rubin: "no controlled information" regarding missile technology "has been authorized to be made available to Chinese authorities."

Yale Alumni Magazine's Archive of The Yale of My Day, published in March 1997, Steven Brill ".I knew I was a good, progressive liberal who sympathized with everyone who wanted to drive back the Nixonian forces of evil. I'd been a Timothy Dwight organizer of the campus-wide toilet flush timed for the moment of President Nixon's inauguration. "

Strategic Investment Intelligence Bulletins 2/17/99 James Dale Davidson Freeper Ogle ".Jack Wheeler admits he was wrong about Clinton: "He's not a sociopath." In this month's issue of Strategic Intelligence, Jack reports: "On a visit to Canada last month, I read a book review in the Toronto Globe & Mail of British Columbia University Professor of Psychology Robert Hare's Without Conscience. Since I have publicly stated in past columns my agreement with Senator John McCain's assessment of Bill Clinton as a 'sociopath,' it was interesting to note Prof. Hare's careful distinction between a sociopath and a psychopath... Psychopathology is a spectrum, with vicious killers on one end and 'closet psychopaths' on the other. It was the description of the latter that intrigued me: 'Their most pervasive trait is a stunning lack of conscience. They are glib, lack remorse, guilt, or empathy, are emotionally shallow and lie easily and convincingly. Underneath a charming, sometimes irresistibly likeable fa‡ade, the closet psychopath is ruthless, ambitious, selfish, and dishonest. They are social predators who charm and manipulate their way through life, leaving a trail of broken hearts and empty wallets. Power and control are all-important to them, and they will use threats, intimidation, litigation, and violence to get what they want.' A nail-on-the-head of Slick Willie, wouldn't you say? ."

From Freeper bruinbirdman 3/12/99 Quote of the week... ´´He is a lecher. I believe that he raped this woman.... He is amoral. So it wouldn´t make any difference what you did. I mean, my view was that he should be caned, like in Singapore. And on weekends put in stocks, and only allowed out Mondays through Fridays.´´ -- Clinton expatriate and former Democratic mayor of New York, Ed Koch, on Bill Clinton.

"Liberalism faltered when it turned out that it could not cope with truth," said Sen. (D-NY) Daniel P. Moynihan referring to Hilary Clinton's socialized medicine fiasco.(NYP,3/14/99) From Freeper bruinbirdman

"President Clinton claiming credit for increasing trust is like Vice President Gore claiming to be the father of the Internet." Rep Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich) 3/13/99 in response to Clinton’s weekly radio address.

Talkspot 4/23/99 James Golden "...Joyce Milton, author of The First Partner: Hillary Rodham Clinton, acknowledges and thanks Jim Robinson and the Free Republic in her book. "Jim Robinson and the Free Republic website epitomize everything that Hillary Rodham Clinton finds dangerous about the Internet. Whether or not one agrees with the views of the Freepers, their site proved to be an invaluable source of daily news stories and contentious but often illuminating opinion." Joyce Milton, The First Partner: Hillary Rodham Clinton, 1999 ...."

Washington Post 5/17/99 Al Kamen "...House Republican Whip Tom DeLay (Tex.) and Chinese ambassador Li Zhaoxing were cordial enough in the green room yesterday, waiting to make their separate appearances on NBC's "Meet the Press." But DeLay watched with increasing consternation as Li denied allegations of espionage and human rights abuses. As DeLay's turn came and they passed each other in the hall, he gripped Li's hand, pulled the startled diplomat close and said: "Don't mistake the weakness of this president for the weakness of the American people."..."

Newsweek 6/7/99 Sergei Khrushchev "I will not vote for Democrats - It's too dangerous for the country." (son of former soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev)

WorldNetDaily 9/23/98 Michael Reagan " My father, Ronald Reagan, held the presidency in such honor and reverence that he was never in the Oval Office without a coat and tie. Bill Clinton has such disrespect for the presidency that he was often in the Oval Office without his pants. "

Sen Bob Packwood upon resigning (Reuters article) "."Duty, honor, country. It is my duty to resign. It is the honorable thing to do for this country, for the Senate. So I now announce that I will resign from the Senate. I leave this institution not with malice but with love. "Good luck. Godspeed." ."

QUOTATIONS

Freeper carlo3b "The framers [of the Constitution] knew that free speech is the friend of change and revolution. But they also knew that it is always the deadliest enemy of tyranny." --Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black (1960)

Collier's Magazine 9/2/05 Mark Twain "……. "It will be conceded... that a Christian's first duty is to God. It then follows, as a matter of course, that it is his duty to carry his Christian code of morals to the polls and vote them. Whenever he shall do that, he will not find himself voting for an unclean man, a dishonest man. Whenever a Christian votes against God or for Him, and he knows this quite well.

"God is an issue in every election; He is a candidate in the person of every clean nominee on every ticket; His purity and His approval are there, to be voted for or against, and no fealty to party can absolve His servant from his higher and more exacting fealty to Him...

"If Christians should vote their duty to God at the polls they would carry every election, and do it with ease. They would elect every clean candidate in the United States, and defeat every soiled one. Their prodigious power would be quickly realized and recognized, and afterward there would be no unclean candidates upon any ticket, and graft would cease...

"Yet every Christian congregation in the country elects foul men to public office, while quite aware that this also is an open, a deliberate insult to God, who can not approve and does not approve the placing of the liberties and well-being of His children in the hands of infamous men. It is the Christian congregations that are responsible for the filling of our public offices with criminals, for the reason that they could prevent it if they chose to do it...

"If the Christians of America could be persuaded to vote God and a clean ticket, it would bring about a moral revolution that would be incalcuably beneficent. It would save the country--a country whose Christians have betrayed it and are destroying it...Christianity...is on trial now. And nothing important is on trial except Chritianity."

--Mark Twain, from the Sept 2, 1905 issue of Collier's Magazine

 

"The rank and file are usually much more primitive than we imagine. Propaganda must therefore always be essentially simple and repetitious." - Joseph Goebbels -- Nazi Minister of Propaganda

"The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly . . . it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over." - Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Minister of Propaganda

"The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by doing so" --Adolph Hitler.

"All military type firearms are to be handed in immediately...The SS, SA and Stahlhelm give every responsible opportunity of campaigning with them. Therefore anyone who does not belong to one of the above-named organizations and who unjustifiably nevertheless keeps his weapon...must be regarded as an enemy of the national government." -- SA Oberfuhrer of Bad Tolz, March, 1933.

"If you wish the sympathy of the broad masses, you must tell them the crudest and most stupid things." - Adolph Hitler

"The bureaucracy takes itself to be the ultimate purpose of the state." - Karl Marx, Contribution to the Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Right

"Germans who wish to use firearms should join the SS or the SA -- ordinary citizens don't need guns, as their having guns doesn't serve the state." - Heinrich Himmler.

"In the bureaucracy, the identity of state interest and particular private aim is established in such a way that the state interest becomes a particular private aim over against other private aims." -- Karl Marx

"For the bureaucrat, the world is a mere object to be manipulated by him." - Karl Marx

"The bureaucracy is a circle from which one cannot escape. Its hierarchy is a hierarchy of knowledge. The top entrusts the understanding of detail to the lower levels, whilst the lower levels credit the top with understanding of the general, and so all are mutually deceived." - Karl Marx

"No free man shall ever be de-barred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain their right to keep and bear arms is as a last resort to protect themselves against tyranny in government." - Thomas Jefferson

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." - Thomas Jefferson

"The said constitution shall never be construed to authorize congress to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms." - Samuel Adams

"The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able may have a gun." - Patrick Henry

"Americans need never fear their government because of the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation." - James Madison

"To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them." - Richard Henry Lee Founding Father

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters." - Benjamin Franklin

"Hold on, my friends, to the Constitution and to the Republic for which it stands. Miracles do not cluster and what has happened once in 6,000 years, may not happen again. Hold on to the Constitution, for if the American Constitution should fail, there will be anarchy throughout the world." - Daniel Webster, 1851

"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man." - Thomas Jefferson, quoting Cesare Beccaria in On Crimes and punishment (1764).

"Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property . . . Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them." - Thomas Paine, Thoughts on Defensive War (1775).

"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms." Thomas Jefferson, Proposed Virginia Constitution (1776).

"The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion." - Edmund Burke (1784).

"The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword, because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops." - Noah Webster, An Examination into the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution Proposed BV the Late Convention (1787).

"Arms in the hands of individual citizens may be used at individual discretion in private self-defense." - John Adams, A Defense of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America (1787-1788).

"Americans need not fear the federal government because they enjoy the advantage of being armed, which you possess over the people of almost every other nation." - James Madison, "The Federalist 46 (1788).

"A militia when properly formed are in fact the people themselves and include all men capable of bearing arms. To preserve liberty it is essential that the whole body of people always possess arms . . . " - Richard Henry Lee, Additional Letters From the Federal Farmer 53 (1788).

"I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them." - George Mason, during Virginia's Convention to Ratify the Constitution (1788).

"The said Constitution be never construed to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms." - Samuel Adams, during Massachusetts's Convention to Ratify the Constitution (1788).

"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined." - Patrick Henry, during Virginia's Convention to Ratify the Constitution (1788)

"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in their government." --Thomas Jefferson

"(The Constitution preserves) the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation...(where) the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms." -- James Madison, The Federalist Papers

"Suppose that we let a regular army, fully equal to the resources of the country, be formed; and let it be entirely at the devotion of the federal: still it would not be going to far to say that the State governments with the people at their side would be able to repel the danger...half a million citizens with arms in their hands" -- James Madison, The Federalist Papers

"False is the idea of utility that sacrifices a thousand real advantages for one imaginary or trifling inconvenience; that would take fire from men because it burns, and water because one may drown in it; that has no remedy for evils except destruction. The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crime." - Cesare Beccaria, quoted by Thomas Jefferson

"I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for a few public officials." - George Mason, 3 Eliot, Debates at 425-426.

"Both the oligarch and Tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of arms." -- Aristotle

"If I were an American, as I am an Englishman, while a foreign troop was landed in my country, I never would lay down my arms-- never --never--never!" William Pitt (1777)

"Wherever standing armies are kept up, and the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any colour or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction." - St. George Tucker, in his edition of 'Blackstone's Commentaries,' 1:300 (1803).

"The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered, as the palladium of the liberties of a republic; since it offers a strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers; and will generally, even if these are successful in the first instance, enable the people to resist and triumph over them." - Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution (1833).

"If the Constitution is to be construed to mean what the majority at any given period in history wish the Constitution to mean, why a written Constitution?"--Frank J. Hogan, President, American Bar Assn. (1939)

" 'Necessity' is the plea for every infringement of human liberty; it is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves." - William Pitt

 

Wisdom

Freeper EyesWideOpen "Treason doth never prosper, what's the reason? For if it prosper, none dare call it treason." -- Sir John Harrington, 1612

Federalist Brief 2/2/99 Freeper ICE-FLYER "Hold on, my friends, to the Constitution and to the Republic for which it stands. Miracles do not cluster, and what has happened once in 6000 years, may not happen again. Hold on to the Constitution, for if the American Constitution should fail, there will be anarchy throughout the world." --Daniel Webster "

WorldNetDaily 2/11/99 Craig McMillan "."Let it simply be asked where is the security for prosperity, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths, which are the instruments of investigation in the Courts of Justice?" --George Washington, in his Farewell Speech 19 September 1796.

WorldNetDaily 2/11/99 Craig McMillan ".Sir William Blackstone (1723-1780), the father of American jurisprudence, said of the importance of defending the oath: "The belief of a future state of rewards and punishments, the entertaining just ideas of the main attributes of the Supreme Being, and a firm persuasion that He superintends and will finally compensate every action in human life (all revealed in the doctrines of our Savior, Christ), these are the grand foundations of all judicial oaths, which call God to witness the truth of those facts which perhaps may only be known to Him and the party attesting; all moral evidences, therefore, all confidence in human veracity, must be weakened by apostasy, and overthrown by total infidelity."

Freeper incindiary recalls "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear." --Marcus Tullius Cicero 42B.C

" The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just. " - Abraham Lincoln

Sun Tzu "The Art of War" from Freeper Man "...Therefore, in your deliberations, when seeking to determine the military conditions, let them be made the basis of a comparison, in this wise: -- (1) Which of the two sovereigns is imbued with the Moral law? [I.e., "is in harmony with his subjects." Cf. ss. 5.] (2) Which of the two generals has most ability? (3) With whom lie the advantages derived from Heaven and Earth? (4) On which side is discipline most rigorously enforced..."

Sun Tzu Art of War Ch3 Freeper Jolly 5/7/99 "...Wei Liaozi said, ``Practicing martial arts, assess your opponents; cause them to lose spirit and direction so that even if the opposing army is intact it is useless -- this is winning by the Tao. If you destroy the opposing army and kill the generals, mount the ramparts shooting, gather a mob and usurp the land, this is winning by force....."

Lao-Tsu (c 565 BC) on leadership Freeper Jolly 5/7/99 "... "A leader is best when people barely know he exists. He is not so good when people obey and acclaim him, and worse when they despise him. Fail to honor people and they will fail to honor you. When men think they are gods, they are nothing but conceited fools."..."



"God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure if we have removed their only firm basis: a conviction in the minds of men that these liberties are the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever."- Thomas Jefferson

"And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms ... The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants," Thomas Jefferson.


"We have staked the future of all of our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government, upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God."- James Madison


"[N]either the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt. He therefore is the truest friend of the liberty of his country who tries most to promote its virtue, and who, so far as his power and influence extend, will not suffer a man to be chosen onto any office of power and trust who is not a wise and virtuous man." Samuel Adams


"Those people who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants."- William Penn

"They that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety," Benjamin Franklin.

Freeper Jolly: Chinese Proverb "Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness."

The First Prayer in Congress September 7, 1774 by Jacob Duche

"O - Lord our Heavenly Father, high and mighty King of kings, and Lord of lords, who dost from thy throne behold all the dwellers on earth and reignest with power supreme and uncontolled over all the Kingdoms, Empires and Governments; look down in mercy, we beseech thee, on these our American States, who have fled to thee from the rod of the oppressor and thrown themselves on Thy gracious protection, desiring to be henceforth dependent only on Thee, to Thee have they appealed for the righteousness of their cause; to Thee do they now look up for that countenance and support, which Thou alone canst give; take them, therefore, Heavenly Father, under Thy nurturing care; give them wisdom in Council and valor in the field; defeat the malicious designs of our cruel adversaries; convince them 0f the unrighteousness of their Cause and if they persist in their sanguinary purposes, of own unerring justice, sounding in their hearts, constrain them to drop the weapons of war from their unnerved bands in the day of battle! Be Thou present, 0 God of wisdom, and direct the councils of this honroable assembly; enable them to settle things on the best and surest foundation. That the scene of blood may be speedily closed; that order, harmony and peace may be effectually restored, and truth and justice, religion and piety, prevail and flourish amongst The people. Preserve the health of their bodies and vigor of their minds; shower down on them and the millions they here represent, such temporal blessings as Thou seest expedient for them in this world and crown them with everlasting glory in the world to come. All this we ask In the name and through the merits of Jesus Christ, Thy Son and our Savior.

Amen"

Thanksgiving Day Proclamation By: President George Washington

"Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor, and Whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many single favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.

"Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the Service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be. That we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks, for His kind care and protection of the People of this country previous to their becoming a Nation, for the single and manifold mercies, and the favorable interposition's of His providence, which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war, for the great degree of tranquillity, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed, for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted, of the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have to acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge and in general for all the great and various favors which He hath been pleased to confer upon us." "And also that we may then unite in most humble offering our prayers and supplications to the Great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions, to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually, to render our national government a blessing to all people, by constantly being a government of wise, just and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed, to protect and guide all Sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shown kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace and concord. To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us, and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone know to be best."

 

WorldNetDaily 8/13/99 Anne Williamson "...Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up and shake off existing government and form a new one that suits them better. This is a valuable, a most sacred right -- a right which, we hope and believe, is to liberate the world. -- Abraham Lincoln ..."

"Can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the gift of God?" -- Thomas Jefferson: Notes on Virginia, 1782.

"The morality of the country is deeply ingrafted upon Christianity, and not upon the doctrines or worship of other religions. In people whose manners are refined, and whose morals have been elevated and inspired with a more enlarged benevolence, it is by means of the Christian religion." United States Supreme Court, 1811

"Why may not the Bible, and especially the New Testament be read and taught as a divine revelation in the school? Where can the purest principles of morality be learned so clearly or so perfectly as from the New Testament?" United States Supreme Court, 1844

"The happiness of a people and the good order and preservation of civil government essentially depend upon piety, religion and morality." United States Supreme Court, 1892

"Religion, morality, and knowledge are necessary to good government, the preservation of liberty, and the happiness of mankind ." United States Supreme Court, 1892.

"The morality of the country is deeply ingrafted upon Christianity, and not upon doctrines or worship of other religions." United States Supreme Court, 1892

"It yet remains a problem to be solved in human affairs whether any free government can be permanent where the public worship of God, and the support of religion, constitute no part of the policy or duty of the state in any assignable shape." Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story

"Religion must be considered as the foundation on which the whole structure rests. In this age there can be no substitute for Christianity; the great conservative element on which we must rely for the purity and permanence of free institutions. "House Judiciary Committee, 1854

"The great vital and conservative element in our system is the belief of our people in the pure doctrines and divine truths of the gospel of Jesus Christ." House Judiciary Committee, 1854

You know, doing what is right is easy. The problem is knowing what is right. --Lyndon B. Johnson - Thomas Sowell Favorite Quotations

There is perhaps no surer way of infecting ourselves with virulent hatred toward a person than by doing him a grave injustice. --Eric Hoffer - Thomas Sowell Favorite Quotations

The remarkable thing is that a preoccupation with the future not only prevents us from seeing the present as it is but often prompts us to rearrange the past. --Eric Hoffer - Thomas Sowell Favorite Quotations

We know ourselves chiefly by hearsay. --Eric Hoffer - Thomas Sowell Favorite Quotations

The trouble is not chiefly that our universities are unfit for students but that many present-day students are unfit for universities. --Eric Hoffer - Thomas Sowell Favorite Quotations

Nowhere at present is there such a measureless loathing of their country by educated people as in America. --Eric Hoffer - Thomas Sowell Favorite Quotations

...so-called racial characteristics are not really racial at all but are due to the historical experiences of the communities in question. --Arnold Toynbee - Thomas Sowell Favorite Quotations

Consistency is the very foundation of the rule of law. --Antonin Scalia - Thomas Sowell Favorite Quotations

... a constitution whose meaning changes as our notions of what it ought to mean changes is not worth a whole lot. To keep government up-to-date with modern notions of what good government ought to be, we do not need a constitution but only a ballot-box and a legislature. --Antonin Scalia - Thomas Sowell Favorite Quotations

Alas, how many have been persecuted for the wrong of having been right? --Jean-Baptiste Say - Thomas Sowell Favorite Quotations

 

 

 

FREEPER THANK YOU NOTES Collection by Freeper Liberal 1/7/00

Thank you for showing all the men and women in America that sexual harassment in the workplace, and on the job, is okay as long as it involves powerful middle-aged executives and the young women half their age under their power, It is, after all, a "private matter."

Thank you for revealing that the agenda of the National Organization of Women only includes some women. Women like Anita Hill, and not women like Paula Jones, Monica Lewinski, et. al.

Thank you for allowing us to come to the realization that "sexual relations" is not clearly defined after all. And all these years, I thought that 'oral sex" really had something to do with sex! (Imagine!") (Or is it Oral Sex when you talk about it...?)

Thank you for re-introducing the concept of "impeachment" to a new generation that missed the discussion surrounding it the last time it was brought up.

Thank you for curing me of my addiction to the evening news.

Thank you for reminding us that, when all is said and done, character really, really, does matter.

And in comparison to recent days: Thank you for making Dan Quayle look like the Rhodes Scholar.

Thank you for making Jimmy Carter look competent

Thank you for making Gerald Ford look graceful.

Thank you for making Richard Nixon look honest.

Thank you for making Lyndon Johnson look truthful.

Thank you for making John Kennedy look moral.

Thank you for reminding us of the importance of term limits.

And really, thank you not once, but twice! Why, if not for you, instead of the current, interesting discussion all over the television networks and newspapers, we would be focused on a whole slew of trivial matters such as global defense, the economy, nukes in North Korea, genocide in Africa, the containment of terrorism, and all those other boring topics.

Thank you for Jocelyn Elders.

Thank you for Tony Blair, your evil twin.

Thank you for the terror of James Carville.

Thank you for Red Chinese nuclear missiles targeted at us.

Thank you for presiding over the needless and reckless deaths at Waco, including innocent men, women, and children.

Thank you for the US being a name used mockingly and in derision throughout the world.Thank you for UN controlled National Parks.

Thank you for spending millions to obliterate aspirin.

Thank you for the wagging finger.

Thank you for Janet Reno.

Thank you for Webster Hubbel.

Thank you for John Huang.

Thank you for a fascist Anti-Terrorism bill.

Thank you for Robert Rubin.

Thank you for NAFTA and GATT and the fact that very little is made in this country anymore.

Thank you for a "service" economy where all our kids can grow up to be servants.

Thank you for continuing in the fine tradition of usurping the Constitution by extending the National Emergency each year you have been in office.

Thank you for Somalia.

Thank you for "Don't ask, Don't tell."

Thank you for Michael McCurry, smugness personified.

Thank you for churches that burned only in your feverish imagination.

Thank you for that great speech in '88.

Thank you for Wag the Africa.

Thank you for Wag the Afghanistan.

Thank you for Wag the Desert Fox.

Thank you for UN Military equipment all over Ft. Polk, LA.

Thank you for Russian Military equipment in the DeSoto National Forest and Ft. Selby.

Thank you for a German Air Base in New Mexico.

Thank you for the virtual end of the Posse Commitatus Act.

Thank you for the Federal Occupation of Andrew, NC.

Thank you for over 200 Fiat Executive Orders.

Thank you for ruining the timber industry in the North West.

Thank you for putting our strategic low sulfur coal reserves in Utah off limits.

Thank you for selling a portion of our strategic Oil supplies from Alaska.

Thank you for the Red Chinese getting control of the ports on either end of the Panama Canal.

Thank you for continuing to destroy the 2nd amendment of the Constitution.

Thank you for ruining Fleetwood Mac for me.

Thank you for making me despise Barbra Streisand.

Thank you for taking credit of the Contract for America.

Thank you for the fear.

Thank you for the division.

Thank you for the politics of personal destruction.

Thank you for Waxman and Wexler, alliterative liberal liars.

Thank you for having so little self control that you couldn't stop.

Thank you for being IMPEACHED, Mr. (I)POTUS.

Thank you for converting the White House to a military compound.

Thank you for co-opting religion for political ends.

Thank you for co-opting children for political ends.

Thank you for frightening senior Americans with your lies.

Thank you for the sincere apologies.

Thank you for keeping me up fighting despotism when I should be sleeping.

Thank you for bringing your Arkansas cronies, and their inherent degradation, into our honorable White House.

Thank you for making the Oval Office a place where tourists will now envision vulgarities occurring rather than wars being nobly strategized and heads of states being elegantly entertained.

Thank you for the fact that cigar has now become a verb, and for the fact that I will never be able to look at one again, without turning away in disgust.

Thank you for turning lying into an artform.

Thank you for making that artform something that is analyzed (and, God forbid, appreciated for its cunning application) in today's America.

If it weren't for Bill Clinton I wouldn't have read the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

Thank you for promoting the Arkansas Mafia to the FBI, BATF, and FEMA.

Thank you for increasing the Riady Family's wealth and control of America.

Thank you for using up our supply of cruise missiles and not having any others procured...so we are without.

Thank you for turning our most treasured national scenic and historical areas into World Heritage Parks and staining their memory and beauty.

Thank you for being such good friends with the NEA and foisting their Marxist agenda on our children.

Thank you for bringing the horror of partial birth abortion into our vocabulary and minds by vetoing legislation that would have put an end to this horrid practice.

Thank you for championing Women's Rights by taking abject and criminal advantage of every woman you come across.

Thank you for giving us a real hard look at how tyranny and fascism can arise out of our own body politic.

Thank you for making FDR look like a Monday morning armchair socialist.

Thank you for proving to us that even if Military Service isn't a prerequisite for being elected president, having actively "dodged the draft" and demonstrated against your country and its Military on foreign soil should definitely be a disqualifier for the office.

Thank you for proving that "Character really does count" and that you are totally bereft of "Character", albeit you will be an unforgettable character for all the reasons you wish not to be, and that is the way it should be.

Thanks for making cynicism a philosophy of life.

Thanks for taking the fishing rights from the West Coast small fisherman so that Tyson Chicken could expand their monopoly.

Thanks for the tainted blood from Arkansas that was sent to Canada.

Thank you for imposing Hillary on the country.

Thanks for teaching me to just deny everything, and to repeat often, "I can't remember, I do not recollect."

Thank you for Jocelyn Elders and her agenda on public masturbation instruction.

Thank you for pardoning a convicted felon cocaine dealer (because he was your friend) Dan Lassiter.

Thank you for admitting to the nation (and our children) that you smoked marijuana, then prohibited any research for legitimate medical uses for the same drug.

Thank you for desecrating and directly violating the US Constitution by passing an ex post facto law without even the approval of OUR Congress or Senate.

Thank you for releasing from jail convicted murdering terrorists who now travel freely upon our land just so your wife could gain a few poll points in NY

Thank you for discrediting international law in Kosovo and making the world safe again for aggressors.

Thank you for discrediting international courts, showing that they're only kangaroo courts that do the bidding of the countries that pay for them.

Thank you for making Josef Goebbels look like an amateur as a propagandist.

Thank you for showing us that rape is only a "mistake."

Thank you for giving our country to the United nations.

Thank you for teaching our children that its O.K. to steal, cheat, lie, kill, rape, plunder,commit treason,mock God, commit adultry, masturbate, have abortions, practice homosexuality,be unpatriotic, and generally have no morals what so ever.

And...thank you (in advance) for getting the hell out of our White House with the rest of your trash. And please keep your ugly face out of our faces when you leave. America will thank you for that.

AND Thank you in advance for moving to Hollywood and NOT back to Arkansas! Please take ALL of your family with you!

Thank you for ruining the military by putting women in combat, homosexuals in the barracks, and assholes at the top.

Thank you for exposing NOW as being a national fraud that was nothing more than a radical left wing agenda to be used only against conservitives.

Thank you for making me want to through up every time I see your face on TV.

Thank GOD we only have to put up with you for 12 more months.

Thanks for exposing the American voter for being the silliest braindead boob in history for freely re-electing an obvious slutty LIAR.

Thank you Democratic Senators for your gutless and spineless stand of our Constitution.

Thank you for proving that the Democrat Party enables criminals in office, as well as in our streets.

Thank you for proving that your brand of diversity is divisive.

Thank you for proving that true White Trash is incorrigible.

Thank you for scaring enough Patriots, that American citizens are now rearming, as never before.

Thank you for waking Americans, and making them more defensive of their Freedom and Liberties.

Thank you for exposing the complicity of the Media, and forcing America to turn to the internet for information.

Think about it folks, Clinton may turn out to have been the right man at the right time......just kidding!

Thankyou for making complete idiots of the senate democrats as many will be booted.

Thank you for making shamelessness a way of life.

Thank you for reminding us what the definition of "is" is.

Thank you for showing to America that John McCain is on your side of the fence and not on the side of the Consevatives!

Thank you for terrorizing our schools with children wanting to kill others just because you lied on National Television!

Thank you for showing us that your wife is not a true first lady but a true tramp for backing you up on the rapeing of innocent women!

Thank you for Al Gore who is just as big of a liar and cheat as you are with the Red Chinese!

Thank you Mr. President for using the IRS to intimidate and harrass American citizens opposed to your marxists politics.

Thank you for teaching us that diversity in a newsroom has to do with color of skin and sexual matters, not with diversity of ideas.

Thank you, Ordinary American President Clinton, for making it very easy to happily and proudly resign from the