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In the nineteenth century, slavery was the greatest wrong, and government never stood so tall as when it was redressing that wrong. ---->>>

I think coercive taxation is theft, and government has a moral duty to keep it to a minimum. ---->>>

Do we believe that there is equal economic opportunity out there in the real world, right now, for each and every one of these groups? If we believed in the tooth fairy, if we believed in the Easter Bunny, we might well believe that.

Do we believe that there is equal economic opportunity out there in the real world, right now, for each and every one of these groups? If we believed in the tooth fairy, if we believed in the Easter Bunny, we might well believe that.

Natural resources are so vast that no single individual or business is going to protect them; they don't have an incentive to. ---->>>

People aren't stupid. I mean, people remember in 1990, the unemployment rate was 10 percent. Now it's 4 _ percent. We've got 1/4 million jobs that we've created. ---->>>

I think transportation and corrections are not the first two areas that I would go looking for massive change. ---->>>

Much is forgiven anyone who relieves the desperate boredom of the working press. ---->>>

The unemployment rate is still twice as high for blacks as for whites. ---->>>

Government can contribute to a shared sense of purpose on the part of the citizenry; that's its highest and best application. ---->>>

Government has a role as well in what is referred to as redistributive justice. ---->>>

I think government has a major role to play in helping us with the pursuit of happiness. ---->>>

The courts are truly the least dangerous of the three branches of our government. ---->>>

Speaking of tax fairness, it was Senator Kerry who voted to increase the income tax on senior citizens on Social Security, earning as little as $32,000 a year. ---->>>

Government is never so noble as when it is addressing wrongs. ---->>>

Opposing the free flow of goods or people is a bad idea. ---->>>

I suggest to you that increasing the size of America's economic pie - which can be achieved only if everybody has a seat at the table - is the most important challenge facing our country today. ---->>>

The system that had grown up in most states is that wealthy districts with an affluent population can afford to spend a lot more on their public school systems than the poorer districts. ---->>>

I extend that to the abortion issue, I extend that to the so-called gay rights issue, I think this is a freedom principle and consistent with the analysis in the economic area as well. ---->>>

It's not good for government to tell people that the world owes them a living and that things are free. ---->>>

I have come to realize that Jesse Helms stands for everything in politics that is anathema to me. ---->>>

Liberals often don't see the problems, and conservatives don't see the promise, of government. ---->>>

Before my tenure, people didn't seem to think that citizens had a right to limit the size of their government. ---->>>

Micro managing anything is not a great role for government. ---->>>

My slogan when I ran was that there is no such thing as government money, there is only taxpayer's money, and that cut pretty deep. ---->>>

There are several such issues where I have departed radically from the Republican orthodoxy. ---->>>

Managing people's sex lives is something that I don't think is a good role for government. ---->>>

So government acts as a safeguard of our property. ---->>>

We need a complete ban on soft money, which is sort of an enveloping problem, and a ceiling on the amount of money that can be spent on a given race. ---->>>

I don't understand the Democrats' approach to Social Security in this country, and I'm not alone. ---->>>

It's healthy for government to be a kind of moral catalyst, using the bully pulpit of high office. ---->>>

One of the functions of government is to act as a safeguard not just of property but of our liberties. ---->>>

We absolutely have to restrain concentrations of wealth in industry from spoiling the situation for everybody. ---->>>

I dare say that a majority of the American people think that having a fair hearing on an issue of importance in our relations with Mexico is extremely important to our national interest, as well as theirs. ---->>>

If we have major geographic areas within our continent that have a tremendous lack of economic opportunity, we found that that is going to produce instability _ economic, political and social. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 07-31, 1945
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Occupation: Politician
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William Floyd Weld (born July 31, 1945) is an American attorney, businessman, and politician who was the 68th Governor of Massachusetts from 1991 to 1997. He was the Libertarian Party's nominee for Vice President of the United States in the 2016 election, sharing the ticket with Gary Johnson. As a libertarian Republican, Weld was the United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts from 1981 to 1986, focusing on a series of high-profile public corruption cases, and as the head of the Department of Justice Criminal Division from 1986 to 1988 (wikipedia)