I just wanted to speak to you about something from the Internal Revenue Code. It is the last sentence of section 509A of the code and it reads: ‘For purposes of paragraph 3, an organization described in paragraph 2 shall be deemed to include an organization described in section 501C-4, 5, or 6, which would be described in paragraph 2 if it were an organization described in section 501C-3.’ And that’s just one sentence out of those fifty-seven feet of books.
But there are advantages to being elected President. The day after I was elected, I had my high school grades classified Top Secret.
Entrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States.
May 31, 1988, at the University of Moscow
Thomas Jefferson once said, ‘We should never judge a president by his age, only by his works.’ And ever since he told me that, I stopped worrying.
There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.
“Recession is when your neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours. And recovery is when Jimmy Carter loses his.”
If you’re afraid of the future, then get out of the way, stand aside. The people of this country are ready to move again.
The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.
11/29/1982,Remarks at the Annual Convention of the National League of Cities in Los Angeles, California