presidency

A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on presidency

I think "No comment" is a splendid expression. I am using it again and again. I got it from Sumner Welles. To reporters at the Washington airport, after conferring with President Truman at the White House, February 12, 1946

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: To reporters

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on jobs and presidency

Here is the answer which I will give to President Roosevelt. . . . Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: Radio broadcast , February 1941

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on death, presidency, soldiers, and world

He [President Franklin D. Roosevelt] died in harness, and we may well say in battle harness, like his soldiers, sailors and airmen who died side by side with ours and carrying out their tasks to the end all over the world. What an enviable death was his.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: Speech in the House of Commons, April 17, 1945

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A Quote by Admiral William D. Leahy on adoption, atoms, certainty, children, conventionality, darkness, defeat, enemies, ethics, fashion, feeling, future, peace, possessions, possibility, potential, practicality, presidency, sentimentality, success, time

Those who dismiss "revisionist" qualms about the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as indulgences in peace-time sentimentality must count President Truman's own Chief of Staff among the bleeding hearts: "It is my opinion that the use of this barbarous weapon at Hiroshima and Nagasaki was of no material assistance in our war against Japan. The Japanese were already defeated and ready to surrender because of the effective sea blockade and the successful bombing with conventional weapons. . . . The lethal possibilities of atomic warfare in the future are frightening. My own feeling was that in being the first to use it, we had adopted an ethical standard common to the barbarians of the Dark Ages. I was not taught to make war in that fashion , and wars cannot be won by destroying women and children. We were the first to have this weapon in our possession, and the first to use it. There is a practical certainty that potential enemies will have it in the future and that atomic bombs will some time be used against us."

William D. Leahy

Source: I Was There, 1950

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A Quote by Ambassador William Crowe on innocence and presidency

In the US today, you are considered innocent until appointed to a public position by the President.

William Crowe

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A Quote by William Allen White on presidency and slang

I would rather have written Fables in Slang than be President.

William Allen White (1868 - 1944)

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A Quote by Will Rogers on comedy, country, and presidency

Will Rogers used to say he wouldn't run for president no matter how badly the country needed a comedian.

Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by unknown on congress, constitution, execution, laws, power, presidency, and responsibility

The Constitution does not leave to speculation who is to administer the laws enacted by Congress; the President, it says, "shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed". . . . The Brady Act effectively transfers this responsibility to thousands of [law enforcement officials] in the 50 States. . . . The power of the President would be subject to reduction, if Congress could act as effectively without the President as with him, by simply requiring state officers to execute its laws.

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Source: U.S. Supreme Court, 1997, Printz v. United States

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A Quote by unknown on presidency

Many folks seem to know what the president should do - but not what they themselves should do.

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Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by unknown on certainty, crime, death, government, presidency, and violence

The crime bill passed by the Senate would reinstate the Federal death penalty for certain violent crimes: assassinating the President; hijacking an airliner; and murdering a government poultry inspector.

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Source: Knight Ridder News Service dispatch

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