“I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”
― Thomas Jefferson
How this quote is related to Barack Obama’s ideas for the country?
President Barack Obama: My vision for America By Barack Obama,Special to CNN, updated 11:17 AM EDT, Fri November 2, 2012
Obama’s ideas about America:
“I believe America’s prosperity was built on the strength of our middle class. We don’t succeed when a few at the top do well while everyone else struggles to get by — we’re better off when everyone gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same rules.”
“Change is an America where we reduce our deficit by cutting spending where we can, and asking the wealthiest Americans to go back to the income tax rates they paid when Bill Clinton was president.” . . . “The folks at the very top don’t need another champion in Washington. The people who need a champion in Washington are the Americans whose letters I read at night; the men and women I meet on the trail every day.
Obama’s proletarians: “The cooks and cleaning staff working overtime at a Las Vegas hotel. The furniture worker retraining for a career in biotechnology at age 55. The teacher who’s forced to spend less time with each student in her crowded classroom. Her kids, who dream of becoming something great. Every small business owner trying to expand and do right by his or her employees — all of these Americans need a champion in Washington.” Read more here…
How these fallowing quotes are related to Mitt Romney’s ideas for the nation?:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” –The United States Declaration of Independence
“To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude.”
― Thomas Jefferson
“If people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as a sorry state as the souls who live under tyranny.”
― Thomas Jefferson
Mitt Romney: My vision for America By Mitt Romney, Special to CNN, updated 11:21 AM EDT, Fri November 2, 2012
Romney America exceptionalism: “America is a place where freedom rings. It is a place where we can discuss our differences without fear of any consequence worse than criticism, where we can believe in whatever creed or religion we choose, where we can pursue our dreams no matter how small or grand. It is a place that not only cherishes freedom, but is willing to fight to defend it. These are the qualities that define us.
America is a land of opportunity. But lately, for too many Americans, opportunity has not exactly come knocking. We’ve been mired in an economic slowdown that has left millions of our fellow citizens unemployed. The consequences in dreams shattered, lives disrupted, plans deferred, and hopes dimmed can be found all around us.
It hasn’t always been this way. It certainly doesn’t have to be this way in the future. We’re all in this together. And together we can emerge from these troubles.”
“Let us remember our history. We have accomplished so much, both in the world and at home. We’ve defeated tyrannies. We’ve lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty. We’ve transformed our own society into a more perfect union. We’ve created a land of freedom and prosperity. The problems we need to overcome now are not bigger than we are. We can defeat them. I am offering real change and a real choice.” Read more here…
Whose vision do you find more compelling for your final vote?You be the Judge.
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