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Date published: 11/17/2013

The following are quotations from Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States:

"It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world."

"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."

"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."

The following are quotations from Norman Thomas, a self-professed socialist and presidential candidate (1928 through 1948):

"The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism, but under the name of liberalism they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program until one day America will be a socialist nation without ever knowing how it happened."

"I no longer need to run as a presidential candidate for the Socialist Party. The Demo-crat Party has adopted our platform."

Margaret Thatcher, former prime minister of England reported, "[I] think they've [Labor Party of Parliament] made the biggest financial mess that any government's made in this country for a very long time, and Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They always run out of other people's money "

Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president, said, "I appeal to you again to constantly bear in mind that with you, and not with politicians, not with presidents, not with office-seekers, but with you, is the question, Shall the Union and shall the liberties of this country be preserved to the latest generations?"

Calvin Johnston