Appendix G-Principals to Live By

 

APPENDIX G-CONSTITUTION RELATED QUOTATIONS 04-03-16

In Mitt Romney s latest book No Apology he states the following: “Today we find ourselves at a very different moment in history, and I fear that if we remain on our current track, history will come to know us as this nation's worst generation---because we will force our children and their children to bear the brunt of our recklessness and the willful neglect of the problems we created. The problem is so deep---seated that relatively few of us in the postwar “boomer” generation even understand at a basic level how we are compromising future generations. If we did, I'm convinced that we would do whatever it takes to set things right.( Page 165).

Then on page 306 Mr. Romney goes on to say: “If the special interests that control the Democratic Party have their way, they will make America less strong, less secure, less able to generate the highest standard of living for all our citizens, and less able to protect our freedom. There is good and evil in the world. Rather than recognize inherent evil, they ascribe aberrant and destructive behavior to the influence of a warped society. Evil has been with us from the beginning of time, and it is not going away. I submit that it is vital to believe in evil---it is neither confused nor deterred by vacuous introspection.”

Mr. Romney dividing the world into good or evil is not productive. The Founding Fathers recognized that humans have a dark and light side. All People inherently have shades of good and bad. That's partly why so much time is spent in churches and in prayer. The Constitution was designed with checks and balances to assure that good and evil boundaries cannot reach extremes.

 The life of Jesus Christ should tell us something about how to deal with our fellow beings. This democratic and republican partisan party addiction can have no positive outcome. If the most powerful economic and military power on earth cannot move past this addiction our nation will yield, over time, to forces that have far less to offer world citizens.

QUOTATIONS:

Doctrine and covenants:

It is not given that one man should possess that which is above another, wherefore the world lieth in sin. 49:20

If you are not equal in earthly things ye cannot be equal in obtaining heavenly things. 78:5-6

Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

He told me I should study two things; Philosophy and History. “Philosophy,he said, “will teach you how to think, while history will teach you what to think about.”

On meeting Mother Teresa, Tony Robbins, the nationally known motivational speaker and coach, asked: “What gives you ecstasy, or what juices you up?” Mother Teresa just laughed and said: “What gives me ecstasy is to see a person die with a smile on their face.”

There are two principles taught that are inviolate. What are they? The first is a line from Goethe, the German philosopher. When asked “What is the best government?” His response was: “That which teaches us to govern ourselves.” The second principle is, “When something is measured, performance tends to improve.”

Unless you assume a god, the question of life’s purpose is meaningless.

Bertrand Russell, atheist

This conjunction of an immense Military Establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence-economic, political, even spiritual-is felt in every city, every state-house, every office of the Federal Government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications…

In the councils of government we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.

We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals so that security and liberty may prosper together.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower-1961 farewell address.

James Madison, Federalist 51, “But what is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary.”

Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearfful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.

George Washington

It is no easy matter to define the relative rights and mutual duties of the rich and of the poor, of capital and of labor…[But] some opportune remedy must be found quickly for the misery and wretchedness pressing so unjustly on the majority of the working class… Hence, by degrees it has come to pass that working men have been surrendered, isolated and helpless, to the hardheartedness of employers and the greed of unchecked competition…[A] small number of very rich men have been able to lay upon the teeming masses of the laboring poor a yoke little better than that of slavery itself.

In 1891, Pope Leo XIII issued the revolutionary Rerum Novarum (”On the Condition of Labor

 

 “Well, doctor,” Mrs. Powell asked Benjamin Franklin, “what have we got-a republic or a monarchy?” “A republic,” Franklin, replied, “if you can keep it.”

A thoroughly cynical society, deeply distrustful of its institutions and leaders and the reliability of information it receives, is a society in peril of breaking apart.

Haynes Johnson and David S Border, The System

 

Every gun that is made..Every warship launched…every rocket fired..signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed.. Those who are cold and are not clothed.

Dwight D. Eisenhower 1953

His master remarked to him more than once: there is nothing small about you, my boy. You are going to be a great man one way or the other, either for good or evil.

Plutarch, The Rise and Fall of Athens

 

The great majority of mankind is satisfied with appearances, as though they were realities.

Machiavelli

 

If you want to prevent war, you have to understand how deep its roots are. The impulse to fight and kill may be ineradicably implanted in our genes, and if that is true, there would not seem to be much we can do about it, but if its roots, as Freud suggests, are cultural relics of our tribal past, then it may be we can do something about it.

J William Fulbright-The Price of Empire

 

Turning and turning in the widening gyro

The falcon cannot hear the falconer;

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;

Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere

The ceremony of innocence is drowned;

William Butler Yeats

 

Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting:

The soul that rises with us, our life’s Star,

hath had elsewhere its setting,

And cometh from afar:

Not in entire forgetfulness,

And not in utter nakedness,

But trailing clouds of glory do we come

From god, who is our home:

Heaven lies about us in our infancy!

Shades of the prison-house begin to close

Upon the growing Boy

 

Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood-William Wordsworth

 

Religion is a defense against the experience of God

Jung

 

When before the beauty of a sunset or of a mountain you pause and exclaim, “Ah, you are participating in a divinity.

Upanishads

 

It is unworthy and ultimately untenable to have the most basic question settled and unsettled by votes. The nation needs a foundation more durable than the sand of opinion that can be easily shifted in each election. A house divided against itself cannot stand.

Abraham Lincoln

 

As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. We must dis enthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country.

Abraham Lincoln

 

Organized slaughter is the result of arguments about such questions as the following: Which is the best nation? The best religion? The best political theory? The best form of government? Why are other people so stupid and wicked? Why can’t they see how good and intelligent we are? Why do they resist our beneficent efforts to bring them under our control and make them like ourselves?

Aldous Huxley

 

Whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship….all you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.

Hermann Goring to rulers who seek to enhance their power

 

Moderate politics, a willingness to study issues and seek workable compromise, is no longer cost-effective. For politicians, the challenge is how to raise the most money in the least amount of time. For the lobbyists, the challenge is to know which politicians to shower with money in order to get maximum results. Moderate politic, a willingness to study issues and seek workable compromise, is no longer cost-effective. The politicians who send out fund-raising letters promising to give each issue careful study won’t raise a dime. But if that politician targets those who are known to favor a certain issue and he lets that group know he will champion their cause no matter who opposes it, the money rolls in.

Bob Schrieffer, This Just In

 

You must be the change you want to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

 

I am certainly not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitution. But laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind.

Thomas Jefferson

 

The whole art of government consists in the art of being honest.

Thomas Jefferson

 

We are attached by a thousand cords to the world at large, to its teeming cities, to its remotest regions, to its oldest civilizations, to its newest cries for freedom.

Colin L. Powell

 

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

Benjamin Franklin

 

The American Republic will endure until the politicians find they can bribe the people with their own money.

Alexis De Tocqueville

 

Everybody, sooner or later, sits down to a banquet of consequences.

Robert Louis Stevenson

 

These realities compel a president who wants to make real change to reach beyond Washington. He must engage in a continuous, focused effort to educate, inspire and organize the American people so that they will apply pressure on Congress..

Newt Gingrich-USA Today-11-03-04(quotes from)

 

Freedom, once unleashed, refuses to respect traditional boundaries.

Deist like Ben Franklin and Thomas Jefferson took their beliefs from ancient Greece.

Moral protest is the bedrock of my national character. The principle of meeting a sense of propriety cannot be violated, lest I lose my self respect.

As there is a degree of depravity in mankind which requires a certain degree of circumspection and distrust, so there are other qualities in human nature which justify a certain portion of esteem and confidence.

James Madison

 

There is no happiness without liberty, no liberty without self-government, no self government without constitutionalism, no constitutionalism without morality-and none of these great goods without stability and order.

 

Clinton Rossiter, historical and political scientist

 

This then, is held to be the duty of the man of wealth: first, to set an example of modest, ostentatious living, shunning display or extravagance; to provide moderately for the legitimate wants of those dependent upon him; and after doing so to consider all surplus revenues which come to him simply as trust funds which he is called upon to administer…to produce the most beneficial results for the community.

 

Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919)

 

The science of government is my duty to study, more than all other sciences; the arts of legislation and administration and negotiation ought to take the place of, indeed exclude, in a manner, all other arts. I must study politics and war, that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history and naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.

 

Thomas Jefferson

 

Time is but the stream I go fishing in.

Henry David Thoreau

The man without a purpose is like a ship with out a rudder-a waif, a nothing, a no man.

 

Thomas Carlyle

When all government, domestic and foreign, in littler as in great things, shall be drawn to Washington as the center of all power, it will render powerless the checks provided of one government on another and will become as venal and oppressive as the government from which we separated.

Thomas Jefferson

 

Doctrine and covenants:

It is not given that one man should possess that which is above another, wherefore the world lieth in sin. 49:20

If you are not equal in earthly things ye cannot be equal in obtaining heavenly things. 78:5-6

Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

He told me I should study two things; Philosophy and History. “Philosophy,he said, “will teach you how to think, while history will teach you what to think about.”

On meeting Mother Teresa, Tony Robbins, the nationally known motivational speaker and coach, asked: “What gives you ecstasy, or what juices you up?” Mother Teresa just laughed and said: “What gives me ecstasy is to see a person die with a smile on their face.”

There are two principles taught that are inviolate. What are they? The first is a line from Goethe, the German philosopher. When asked “What is the best government?” His response was: “That which teaches us to govern ourselves.” The second principle is, “When something is measured, performance tends to improve.”

Unless you assume a god, the question of life’s purpose is meaningless.

Bertrand Russell, atheist

This conjunction of an immense Military Establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence-economic, political, even spiritual-is felt in every city, every state-house, every office of the Federal Government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications…

In the councils of government we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.

We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals so that security and liberty may prosper together.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower-1961 farewell address.

James Madison, Federalist 51, “But what is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary.”

Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearfful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.

George Washington

 

It is no easy matter to define the relative rights and mutual duties of the rich and of the poor, of capital and of labor…[But] some opportune remedy must be found quickly for the misery and wretchedness pressing so unjustly on the majority of the working class… Hence, by degrees it has come to pass that working men have been surrendered, isolated and helpless, to the hardheartedness of employers and the greed of unchecked competition…[A] small number of very rich men have been able to lay upon the teeming masses of the laboring poor a yoke little better than that of slavery itself.

In 1891, Pope Leo XIII issued the revolutionary Rerum Novarum (”On the Condition of Labor”).

 

“Well, doctor,” Mrs. Powell asked Benjamin Franklin, “what have we got-a republic or a monarchy?” “A republic,” Franklin, replied, “if you can keep it.”

A thoroughly cynical society, deeply distrustful of its institutions and leaders and the reliability of information it receives, is a society in peril of breaking apart.

Haynes Johnson and David S Border, The System

 

Every gun that is made..Every warship launched…every rocket fired..signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed.. Those who are cold and are not clothed.

Dwight D. Eisenhower 1953

His master remarked to him more than once: there is nothing small about you, my boy. You are going to be a great man one way or the other, either for good or evil.

Plutarch, The Rise and Fall of Athens

 

The great majority of mankind is satisfied with appearances, as though they were realities.

Machiavelli

 

If you want to prevent war, you have to understand how deep its roots are. The impulse to fight and kill may be ineradicably implanted in our genes, and if that is true, there would not seem to be much we can do about it, but if its roots, as Freud suggests, are cultural relics of our tribal past, then it may be we can do something about it.

J William Fulbright-The Price of Empire

 

Turning and turning in the widening gyro

The falcon cannot hear the falconer;

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;

Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere

The ceremony of innocence is drowned;

William Butler Yeats

 

Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting:

The soul that rises with us, our life’s Star,

hath had elsewhere its setting,

And cometh from afar:

Not in entire forgetfulness,

And not in utter nakedness,

But trailing clouds of glory do we come

From god, who is our home:

Heaven lies about us in our infancy!

Shades of the prison-house begin to close

Upon the growing Boy

 

 

Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood-William Wordsworth

 

Religion is a defense against the experience of God

Jung

 

 

When before the beauty of a sunset or of a mountain you pause and exclaim, “Ah, you are participating in a divinity.

Upanishads

It is unworthy and ultimately untenable to have the most basic question settled and unsettled by votes. The nation needs a foundation more durable than the sand of opinion that can be easily shifted in each election. A house divided against itself cannot stand.

Abraham Lincoln

 

As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. We must dis enthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country.

Abraham Lincoln

 

Organized slaughter is the result of arguments about such questions as the following: Which is the best nation? The best religion? The best political theory? The best form of government? Why are other people so stupid and wicked? Why can’t they see how good and intelligent we are? Why do they resist our beneficent efforts to bring them under our control and make them like ourselves?

Aldous Huxley

 

Whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship….all you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.

Hermann Goring to rulers who seek to enhance their power

 

Moderate politics, a willingness to study issues and seek workable compromise, is no longer cost-effective. For politicians, the challenge is how to raise the most money in the least amount of time. For the lobbyists, the challenge is to know which politicians to shower with money in order to get maximum results. Moderate politic, a willingness to study issues and seek workable compromise, is no longer cost-effective. The politicians who send out fund-raising letters promising to give each issue careful study won’t raise a dime. But if that politician targets those who are known to favor a certain issue and he lets that group know he will champion their cause no matter who opposes it, the money rolls in.

Bob Schrieffer, This Just In

 

You must be the change you want to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

 

I am certainly not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitution. But laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind.

Thomas Jefferson

 

The whole art of government consists in the art of being honest.

Thomas Jefferson

 

We are attached by a thousand cords to the world at large, to its teeming cities, to its remotest regions, to its oldest civilizations, to its newest cries for freedom.

Colin L. Powell

 

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

Benjamin Franklin

 

The American Republic will endure until the politicians find they can bribe the people with their own money.

Alexis De Tocqueville

 

Everybody, sooner or later, sits down to a banquet of consequences.

Robert Louis Stevenson

 

These realities compel a president who wants to make real change to reach beyond Washington. He must engage in a continuous, focused effort to educate, inspire and organize the American people so that they will apply pressure on Congress..

Newt Gingrich-USA Today-11-03-04(quotes from)

 

Freedom, once unleashed, refuses to respect traditional boundaries.

Deist like Ben Franklin and Thomas Jefferson took their beliefs from ancient Greece.

Moral protest is the bedrock of my national character. The principle of meeting a sense of propriety cannot be violated, lest I lose my self respect.

As there is a degree of depravity in mankind which requires a certain degree of circumspection and distrust, so there are other qualities in human nature which justify a certain portion of esteem and confidence.

 

James Madison

 

There is no happiness without liberty, no liberty without self-government, no self government without constitutionalism, no constitutionalism without morality-and none of these great goods without stability and order.

 

Clinton Rossiter, historical and political scientist

 

This then, is held to be the duty of the man of wealth: first, to set an example of modest, ostentatious living, shunning display or extravagance; to provide moderately for the legitimate wants of those dependent upon him; and after doing so to consider all surplus revenues which come to him simply as trust funds which he is called upon to administer…to produce the most beneficial results for the community.

 

Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919)

 

The science of government is my duty to study, more than all other sciences; the arts of legislation and administration and negotiation ought to take the place of, indeed exclude, in a manner, all other arts. I must study politics and war, that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history and naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.

 

Thomas Jefferson

 

Time is but the stream I go fishing in.

Henry David Thoreau

The man without a purpose is like a ship with out a rudder-a waif, a nothing, a no man.

 

Thomas Carlyle

 

When all government, domestic and foreign, in littler as in great things, shall be drawn to Washington as the center of all power, it will render powerless the checks provided of one government on another and will become as venal and oppressive as the government from which we separated.

Thomas Jefferson

 

 

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