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Liberals often don't see the problems,
by William Weld

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
- William Weld

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.
- William Weld

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
- William Weld

So government acts as a safeguard of our property.
- William Weld

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

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

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

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

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.
- William Weld

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.
- William Weld

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.
- William Weld

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.
- William Weld

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.
- William Weld

There are no more liberals They've all been mugged.
- James Q. Wilson

Democrats couldn't care less if people in Indiana hate them.
But if Europeans curl their lips, liberals can't look
at themselves in the mirror.
- Ann Coulter

You Liberals think that goats are just sheep from broken homes.
- Malcolm Bradbury

Conservatives and liberals alike have been waiting
for this moment for a third of a century.
- Michael Kinsley

Liberals in Congress have spent the past three decades
pandering to environmental extremists.
The policies they have put in place are in large part
responsible for the energy crunch we are seeing today.
We have not built a refinery in this country for 30 years.
- Marsha Blackburn

Liberals feel unworthy of their possessions.
Conservatives feel they deserve everything they've stolen.
- Mort Sahl

Enraging liberals is simply one of the more enjoyable
side effects of my wisdom.
- Rush Limbaugh

Liberals say we should end employment discrimination.
I say we should end employment.
- Bob Black

My faith has been the driving thing of my life.
I think it is important that people who are perceived
as liberals not be afraid of talking about moral and community values.
- Marian Wright Edelman

The Negro revolution is controlled by foxy white liberals,
by the Government itself.
But the Black Revolution is controlled only by God.
- Malcolm X

Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views,
but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

Usually the nonsense liberals spout is kind of cute,
but in wartime their instinctive idiocy is life-threatening.
- Ann Coulter

One of the most pervasive political visions of our
time is the vision of liberals as compassionate and
conservatives as less caring.
- Thomas Sowell

Liberals tend to put the onus of your success on society
and conservatives on you and your family.
- Dennis Prager

If liberals want to send tens of millions of dollars down the drain,
I have no problem with that.
- Paul Weyrich

The reality is the cap-and-trade legislation offered
by the Democrats amounts to an economic declaration
of war on the Midwest by liberals on Capitol Hill.
- Mike Pence

The liberals can understand everything but people who don't understand them.
- Lenny Bruce

Self-professed liberals are only 15 to 20% of the electorate.
- Paul Weyrich

There aren't any liberals left in New York.
They've all been mugged by now.
- James Q. Wilson

Liberals seem to assume that, if you don't believe
in their particular political solutions,
then you don't really care about the people that they claim to want to help.
- Thomas Sowell

Second, a quarter to a third of those who listen to
Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity are liberals.
- Paul Weyrich

Inside of many liberals is a fascist struggling to get out.
- John McCarthy

The "takings" clause of the Fifth Amendment is for
conservatives what the equal protection clause of the 14th is for liberals.
- Michael Kinsley

Conservatism is a hard choice for a society that has
become accustomed to big government and big entitlements promoted by liberals.
- Jesse Helms

Liberals believe they own the franchise on minorities
and can't stand any Hispanic or black who breaks rank.
- Linda Chavez

While the form of treachery varies slightly from case to case,
liberals always manage to take the position that most
undermines American security.
- Ann Coulter

Political debate with liberals is basically impossible
in America today because liberals are calling names
while conservatives are trying to make arguments.
- Ann Coulter

Liberals like using government to solve problems in
OUR country and conservatives are using our government
to solve problems in OTHER countries.
- Matthew Lesko

Liberals subscribe to the new flexible,
pluralistic definition of the family;
their defense of families carries no conviction.
- Christopher Lasch

I think Hillary and Bill are really liberals at heart.
I think that, in addition to being liberals,
they are very practical.
They have made some decisions about what it takes to win.
- Maxine Waters

2010 is not just a choice between Republicans and Democrats.
2010 is not just a choice between liberals and conservatives.
2010 is a referendum on the very identity of our nation.
- Marco Rubio

When liberals finally grasped the strength of popular
feeling about the family,
they cried to appropriate the rhetoric and symbolism
of family values for their own purposes.
- Christopher Lasch

Conservatives divide the world in terms of good and
evil while liberals do it in terms of the rich and poor.
- Dennis Prager

Not a lot of conservatives on this list.
Are more liberals than conservatives screwing up America?
- Matt Lauer

They're building a bridge over the Potomac for all
the white liberals fleeing to Virginia.
- George C. Wallace

I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Conservatives truly love America and support the armed forces,
while liberals are unpatriotic draft dodgers.
- Joe Conason

We've finally given liberals a war against fundamentalism,
and they don't want to fight it.
They would, except it would put them on the same side as the United States.
- Ann Coulter

First there was racism.
Then liberals created institutional racism and coded racism.
You can only hear it with a dog whistle.
- Evan Sayet


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