DaveriK

Hope and Freedom, Spème e Libertá

Fred Thompson 2008

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Fred Thompson ha annunciato la sua candidatura alla Casa Bianca.

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My story is an American story – like one of many our country has produced – where a small town kid of modest means and modest goals grows up to realize that he has been a very lucky person. Lucky to have been born in America, lucky to have had the parents I had and lucky to have had a few people in my life who sometimes saw more in me than I saw in myself.

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In 1994 when I first ran, I advocated the same common sense conservative positions that I hold today. They are based upon what I believe to be sound conservative First Principles – reflecting the nature of man and the wisdom of the ages. They are based upon the conviction that our Declaration of Independence and our Constitution are not outdated documents that have outlived their usefulness. It is a recognition that our basic rights come from God and not from government. That government should have its power divided, not only at the federal level but between the federal government and the states. Federalism is the belief that not every problem should have a federal solution. Essentially it’s about freedom. A government that is big enough to do everything for us is powerful enough to do anything to us.

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These principles lead me to believe in lower taxes, which foster growth and leave more power in the hands of the people. They also respect free markets, private property, and fair competition. They honor the sanctity of life – the great truth every life matters, and no person is beneath the protection of the law. These principles made our country great and we should rededicate ourselves to them, not abandon them.

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The federal government can assist state and localities through grants with fewer strings and less bureaucracy but should not take schools out of the hands of parents and local officials. We should encourage the rights of parents to choose the school and what’s best for their child’s education.

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Recently, I talked to a young Marine at Walter Reed Hospital. He had lost both legs in Iraq but was looking to the future. I asked him what he planned to do? He said he wanted to work with a nonprofit organization that was doing a lot to help people. Then he looked at me and said “I just thought it was time I gave something back.”

That young man, who has given so much for America and yet still asks to give more, is typical of the men and women of the United States armed forces. Our country has shed more blood for the freedom of other people than all the other countries in the world combined. We are steeped in the tradition of honor and sacrifice for the greater good. We are proud of this heritage. I believe that Americans are once again ready to achieve this greater good: which is nothing less than the security, prosperity, and unity of our country.

Written by daverik

settembre 6, 2007 a 11:02 am

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  1. Questo è più lungo, ma non è farina del tuo sacco : ) …. nessuna opinine su quanto ha detto?

    Otimaster

    settembre 6, 2007 at 1:48 pm

  2. La mia opinione é il neretto usato😀. Sono parole forti, importanti. Spero che lo seguano.
    É basato sui pilastri che differenziano una nazione libera con cittadini liberi e non sudditi, basata sulla consapevolezza che il cittadino sa fare scelte migliori del governo.
    La frase che mi ha colpito di piú?
    A government that is big enough to do everything for us is powerful enough to do anything to us.
    Cosí ovvia ma cosí blasfema in Italia.

    daverik

    settembre 6, 2007 at 1:58 pm


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