Who said these words of wisdom?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc. BK3027955

"But there are advantages to being elected President. The day after I was elected, I had my high school grades classified Top Secret. 

Entrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States. 

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. 

Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged. 

Government always finds a need for whatever money it gets. 

Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. 

Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.

Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.

Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives. 

Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it."

Who said these words of wisdom?

Comments (20)

Margaret Goss
Baird & Warner Real Estate - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

I'm guessing Ronald Reagan.

Oct 10, 2011 02:36 AM
Than Maynard
Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma - Purcell, OK
Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862

"Government always finds a need for whatever money it gets." 

That is so true. I know government employees (managers/salaried people) that talk about the end of year re-apportionments and how they MUST spend every dime or their funding will be cut next year! If they lose funding they are less important in the governments eyes. This is the thought process for EVER government agency.

Oct 10, 2011 02:43 AM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

These words are being shared more and more. Our current administration doesn't have a clue as to what these words mean.

Oct 10, 2011 02:44 AM
Broker Nick
South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc. - Coconut Creek, FL
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Margaret - You guessed correctly - hope all see the wisdom of these words. Sometimes just putting it out will spark some light to some liberal who thinks socialism will work when it has failed time and time again.

Oct 10, 2011 02:49 AM
Broker Nick
South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc. - Coconut Creek, FL
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Than - Yes, I thought you would like that best, my friend. Problem is, now they are spending what they don't have!

Oct 10, 2011 02:50 AM
Broker Nick
South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc. - Coconut Creek, FL
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Thanks for stopping by and shedding some light on this very subject.

Oct 10, 2011 02:50 AM
Virginia Cheezum
F. C. Tucker Company - Indianapolis, IN

"Freedom is never more than one generation away" gave it away!  No better leader in  my lifetime (at least so far!)

Oct 10, 2011 05:30 AM
Steven Cook
No Longer Processing Mortgages. - Tacoma, WA

Great words to keep posted - so we can recognize when government is going the wrong way.

Oct 10, 2011 06:54 AM
Cheryl Campbell
Jack White Real Estate - Wasilla, AK
Wasilla Alaska Realtor

I'm one who thinks he should be up on Mt. Rushmore - "Mr. Gorbachav, tear down this wall!"

 

Oct 10, 2011 08:49 AM
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

That would be Mr. Reagan, Nick, the same guy who said "GUBMENT" all the time.  That's where I got the word!

Oct 10, 2011 09:23 AM
Broker Nick
South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc. - Coconut Creek, FL
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Virginia - Freedom is what America stands for - it is what makes us a great nation.

Oct 10, 2011 11:34 AM
Broker Nick
South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc. - Coconut Creek, FL
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Dedra - Mr. Reagan had faith in God, faith in his country and faith in Americans to do the right thing.

Oct 10, 2011 11:35 AM
Broker Nick
South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc. - Coconut Creek, FL
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Steven - We must keep standing for what is right for this country,  in spite the leftists beliefs in destroying what this country stands for.

Oct 10, 2011 11:36 AM
Broker Nick
South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc. - Coconut Creek, FL
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Cheryl - You send chills down my spine when you say such things. Reagan should be honored in this country.

Oct 10, 2011 11:37 AM
Broker Nick
South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc. - Coconut Creek, FL
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Jay - I know and appreciate that. Mr. Reagan is what brought us all together. We will never know the impact this man has had on us all. 

Oct 10, 2011 11:38 AM
Yolanda Hoversten
Self Employed - O'Fallon, IL
Referrals for O’Fallon, IL & the Metro East

I miss his unfailing optimism.

Oct 10, 2011 02:32 PM
Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor

Nick,

He also said "I'm from the government and I'm here to help." :)

Steve

Oct 10, 2011 03:35 PM
Broker Nick
South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc. - Coconut Creek, FL
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How do you tell a communist? Well, it's someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It's someone who understands Marx and Lenin. 

Oct 10, 2011 06:52 PM
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA
LandlordWhisperer

The mention of his high school grades gave it away for me.

Oct 11, 2011 02:19 PM
William J. Archambault, Jr.
The Real Estate Investment Institute - Houston, TX

I'd have classified my spelling any one with out "Top Secrete" clearance that mentions it gets...

Bill

Oct 11, 2011 03:43 PM