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“We the People” Are Free November 14, 2009

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Almost all the world’s constitutions are documents in which governments tell the people what their privileges are. Our Constitution is a document in which “We the people” tell the government what it is allowed to do. “We the people” are free. This belief has been the underlying basis for everything I’ve tried to do these past eight years.

Farewell Address to the Nation
Oval Office, January 11, 1989

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Active and Informed Citizenship September 16, 2009

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While a constitution may set forth rights and liberties, only the citizens can maintain and guarantee those freedoms. Active and informed citizenship is not just a right; it is a duty.

Proclamation 4858 – Citizenship Day and Constitution Week, 1981
September 16, 1981

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“We the People” Are Free November 14, 2008

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Almost all the world’s constitutions are documents in which governments tell the people what their privileges are. Our Constitution is a document in which “We the people” tell the government what it is allowed to do. “We the people” are free. This belief has been the underlying basis for everything I’ve tried to do these past eight years.

Farewell Address to the Nation
Oval Office, January 11, 1989

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A Federation of Sovereign States May 31, 2008

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Our Founding Fathers devised a system of government unique in all the world – a federation of sovereign States, with as much law and decision-making authority as possible kept at the local level.

Remarks at the Bicentennial Observance of the Battle of
Yorktown in Virginia, October 19, 1981

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No Wall of Separation January 31, 2008

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Our Founding Fathers prohibited a Federal establishment of religion, but there is no evidence that they intended to set up a wall of separation between the state and religious belief itself.

Remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference Dinner
February 18, 1983

Mitt Romney, “Faith in America:

Mitt Romney praying“We separate church and state affairs in this country, and for good reason. No religion should dictate to the state nor should the state interfere with the free practice of religion. But in recent years, the notion of the separation of church and state has been taken by some well beyond its original meaning. They seek to remove from the public domain any acknowledgment of God. Religion is seen as merely a private affair with no place in public life. It is as if they are intent on establishing a new religion in America – the religion of secularism. They are wrong.

“The founders proscribed the establishment of a state religion, but they did not countenance the elimination of religion from the public square. We are a nation ‘Under God’ and in God, we do indeed trust.

A Federation of Sovereign States November 22, 2007

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I believe that part of our troubles are because back over the years, the leadership of the opposing party has step-by-step taken us away from the constitutional principle that we are a federation of sovereign States, and they have tried to reduce the States to administrative districts of an all-powerful Federal Government. And the Federal Government has tried to do things that the Federal Government is not able to do.

Remarks at a Republican Fundraising Reception in
Whippany, New Jersey, October 15, 1981

Tenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

Freedom, the Underlying Basis November 14, 2007

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Almost all the world’s constitutions are documents in which governments tell the people what their privileges are. Our Constitution is a document in which “We the people” tell the government what it is allowed to do. “We the people” are free. This belief has been the underlying basis for everything I’ve tried to do these past eight years.

Farewell Address to the Nation
Oval Office, January 11, 1989

Freedom–Our Greatest Treasure October 24, 2007

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The Statue of LibertyThe flourishing of liberty, democracy, and constitutional government is the goal of this administration as it is the greatest wish of Americans and that Americans have for all peoples of the world. We pray that we’ll all come to enjoy what we consider our greatest treasure – freedom.

Remarks on Signing the Human Rights and Day of Prayer
for Poland Proclamations, December 10, 1982