Harry S Truman

(Harry S. Truman)

Harry S Truman
Harry S Truman
  • Born: May 8, 1884
  • Died: December 26, 1972
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: President









Harry S. Truman was an American politician who served as the 33rd President of the United States (1945–53). He served as a United States Senator from Missouri (1935–45) and briefly as Vice President (1945) before he succeeded to the presidency on April 12, 1945 upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt. He was president during the final months of World War II, and approved the plan to drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Truman was elected in his own right in 1948. He presided over an uncertain domestic scene as America sought its path after the war and tensions with the Soviet Union increased, marking the start of the Cold War.

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Howard McGrath If Truman wins, by God I'll make sure the President of the United States can speak to the country whenever he wishes.
James H. Rowe Jr. Truman didn't have enough money to make a radio speech.
Lyndon B. Johnson I am going to build the kind of nation that President Roosevelt hoped for, President Truman worked for and President Kennedy died for.
Dean Acheson … J. Edgar Hoover, whom you should trust as much as you would a rattlesnake with a silencer on its rattle.
Sadie Tanner Alexander The framework of a democratic army has been established by President Truman’s Executive Order.
Sadie Tanner Alexander Your creation of this Committee is, in my opinion, the greatest venture in the protection of civil liberty officially undertaken by the government since reconstruction.
Omar N. Bradley The Army is not out to make any social reforms. The Army will put men of different races in different companies. It will change that policy when the Nation as a whole changes it.
Donald Dawson That’s true, but all of our rallies were integrated from the standpoint that we welcomed the participation of everybody and discriminated against nobody.
James O. Eastland The South will have to protect herself in the electoral college.
George Elsey Had President Truman not gone ahead with the dropping of the atomic bomb, I think he would have been impeached.
Ethiopia The Ethiopian government considers the offense of its accredited representative as grave and prone to create serious implications, especially so because the offense occurred in a public place an in the presence of the President of the United States.
Jackson County Church affiliation, protestant, endorsed by Tom and Joe
Lyndon B. Johnson Civil Rights Program is a farce and a sham – an effort to set up a police state in the guise of liberty.
Lyndon B. Johnson Harry Truman knows I am against him on this [civil rights] program. I just don’t think Congress should try to cram his program down the throats of Southern states.
Margaret Truman He loved politicians—even Republicans
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All of you, I am sure, have heard many cries about Government interference with business and about "creeping socialism." I should like to remind the gentlemen who make these complaints that if events had been allowed to continue as they were going prior to March 4, 1933, most of them would have no businesses left for the Government or for anyone else to interfere with — and almost surely we would have socialism in this country, real socialism. Regulation & Deregulation ;Social Sciences
Any 6 year old’s hindsight is better than a President’s foresight. Presidency, Vice Presidency & Prime Ministership
Any law enforcement authority can only be of value if the people support the law enforcement authority. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
At my request, the Solicitor General … went before the Supreme Court and argued against the vicious, restrictive covenants that had prevented houses in many places from being sold to Negroes, Hispanics, Asians and to Jews. It was a great day in the history of civil rights when we won that case. Discrimination & Prejudice
At the present moment in world history nearly every nation must choose between alternative ways of life. The choice is too often not a free one. One way of life is based upon the will of the majority, and is distinguished by free institutions, representative government, free elections, guarantees of individual liberty, freedom of speech and religion, and freedom from political oppression., The second way of life is based upon the will of a minority forcibly imposed upon the majority. It relies upon terror and oppression, a controlled press and radio; fixed elections, and the suppression of personal freedoms. I believe that it must be the policy of the United States to support free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures., I believe that we must assist free peoples to work out their own destinies in their own way. Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
At the present moment in world history, nearly every nation must choose between alternative ways of life. Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs ;Capitalism
Boys, if you ever pray, pray for me now. I don't know whether you fellows ever had a load of hay fall on you, but when they told me yesterday what had happened, I felt like the moon, the stars and all the planets had fallen on me. I've got the most terribly responsible job a man ever had. Presidency, Vice Presidency & Prime Ministership
Career bureaucrats see themselves as the men who really make policy and look upon the elected officials as just “temporary occupants”. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
Do Nothing Congress Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
Education must establish the moral unity of mankind. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
Europe today is hungry. I am not talking about Germans. I am talking about the people of the countries which were overrun and devastated by the Germans, and particularly about the people of Western Europe. Many of them lack clothes and fuel and tools and shelter and raw materials. They lack the means to restore their cities and their factories. As the winter comes on, the distress will increase. Unless we do what we can to help, we may lose next winter what we won at such terrible cost last spring. Desperate men are liable to destroy the structure of their society to find in the wreckage some substitute for hope. If we let Europe go cold and hungry, we may lose some of the foundations of order on which the hope for worldwide peace must rest. We must help to the limits of our strength. And we will. Foreign Aid ;Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture
Free and open interchange of information across national borders as a prerequisite for U.S. disarmament talks with the Soviet Union. Negotiating & Negotiations ;Arms Race & Disarmament
Having found the bomb we used it. We have used it against those who attacked us without warning at Pearl Harbor, against those who have starved and beaten and executed American prisoners of war, against those who have abandoned all pretense of obeying international laws of warfare. We have used it in order to shorten the agony of war, in order to save the lives of thousands of thousands of young Americans. Chemical & Biological Weapons & Energy ;Nuclear, Chemical & Biological Weapons & Energy
He [Andrew Jackson] looked after the little fellow who had no pull. Equality & Equal Opportunity
He’s one of the few men in the history of this country to run for high office talking out of both sides of his mouth at the same time and lying out of both sides. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
Here in America, we have labored long and hard to achieve a social order worthy of our great heritage. In our time, tremendous progress has been made toward a really democratic way of life. Let me assure the forward-looking people of America that there will be no relaxation in our efforts to improve the lot of the common people. Equality & Equal Opportunity
His voice is silent but his courage is not spent. Miscellaneous
I am deeply concerned and troubled about the situation we are up against in the world now and in the immediate future. That is why I would hope that someone with the greatest possible maturity and experience would be available at this time. May I urge you to be patient. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
I am not worried about this country ever going Communist. We have too much sense for that Rebellion, Revolution, Insurgency & Resistance
I believe that it must be the policy of the United States to support free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures. I believe that we must assist free peoples to work out their own destinies in their own way. Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
I don’t see how our country can produce such men as Robert E. Lee, John J Pershing, Eisenhower and Bradley and at the same time produce Custers, Pattons, and MacArthurs. Leaders & Leadership
I don't believe in anti-anything. A man has to have a program; you have to be for something, otherwise you will never get anywhere. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
I don't feel qualified to be President either, but I've got the job. Presidency, Vice Presidency & Prime Ministership
I fired him because he wouldn't respect the authority of the president … I didn't fire him because he was a dumb son of a bitch, although he was, but that's not against the law for generals. If it was, half to three-quarters of them would be in jail. Management & Managing Government ;Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it Families, Children & Parenting
I have to talk to God’s right hand man, tomorrow. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
I realize the tragic significance of the atomic bomb. Its production and its use were not lightly undertaken by this Government. But we knew that our enemies were on the search for it. We know now how close they were to finding it. And we knew the disaster which would come to this Nation, and to all peace-loving nations, to all civilization, if they had found it first. That is why we felt compelled to undertake the long and uncertain and costly labor of discovery and production. We won the race of discovery against the Germans. Chemical & Biological Weapons & Energy ;Nuclear, Chemical & Biological Weapons & Energy
I sincerely wish that every member of Congress could visit the displaced person's camp in Germany and Austria and see just what is happening to 500,000 human beings through no fault of their own. War & Peace
I want peace and am willing to fight for it. War & Peace
I want to avoid an Okinawa from one end of Japan to the other Nuclear, Chemical & Biological Weapons & Energy
I was in search of a one-armed economist so that the guy could never make a statement and then say, "On the other hand ... Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs
If all the economists in the world would be laid end to end, they would still point in different directions. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
If you can't convince them, confuse them.
In this shrinking world, it is futile to seek safety behind geographical barriers. States. Nations & Nationhood
It [the CIA] was not intended as a Cloak & Dagger Outfit. It was intended merely as a center for keeping the President of what was going on in the World…I never wanted the CIA to act as a spy organization. That was never the intention when it was organized. Intelligence, Spying, Espionage & Covert Operations
It isn't important who is ahead at one time or another in either an election or horse race. It's the horse that comes in first at the finish line that counts. Voters, Voting & Elections
It reflects a reversion to the old idea that the tree can be fertilized at the top instead of at the bottom — the old trickle-down theory. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
It’s the people verses the special interests and I’m going to fight this out till the end. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it's a depression when you lose yours. Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs
I've said many a time that I think the Un-American Activities Committee in the House of Representatives was the most un-American thing in America! Time ;Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
Lies are beginning to be solidified and made into historical fact…. The truth is all I want for history. History
Lincoln and I were alike in that neither of us liked to hunt and fish. We didn’t like to kill anything. Presidency, Vice Presidency & Prime Ministership
Mr. Luce, you've asked a fair question and I'll give you a fair answer. I've been in politics thirty-five years and everything that could be said about a human being has been said about me. But my wife has never been in politics. She has always conducted herself in a circumspect manner and no one has a right to make derogatory remarks about her. Now your wife has said many unkind and untrue things about Mrs. Truman. And as long as I am in residence here, she'll not be a guest in the White House. Privacy, Abortion & Family Planning
My choice early in life was either to be a piano-player in a whorehouse or a politician. And to tell the truth there's hardly any difference. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
Negotiating with Stalin was like dealing with an octopus. Diplomacy & Diplomats ;Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
No government is perfect. One of the chief virtues of a democracy, however, is that its defects are always visible and under democratic processes can be pointed out and corrected. Secrecy & Transparency ;Reform, Change, Transformation & Reformers
No nation on this globe should be more internationally minded than America because it was built by all nations. Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
Nothing but a damn bunch of bullshit! Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
Of course, there are dangers in religious freedom and freedom of opinion. But to deny these rights is worse than dangerous, it is absolutely fatal to liberty. Freedom & Liberty
Our immediate task is to remove the last remnants of the barriers which stand between millions of our citizens and their birthright. There is no justifiable reason for discrimination because of ancestry or religion or race or color. Discrimination & Prejudice
Our immediate task is to remove the last remnants of the barriers, which stand between millions of our citizens and their birthright. There is no justifiable reason for discrimination because of ancestry, or religion. Or race, or color. Human & Civil Rights
Partisan politics should stop at the boundaries of the United States.
People are very much wrought up about the Communist bugaboo. Miscellaneous
Put an underdog on top and it makes no difference whether his name is Russian, Jewish, Negro, Management, Labor, Mormon, Baptist he goes haywire. I've found very, very few who remember their past condition when prosperity comes. Look at the Congressional attitude on DPs — and they all come from DPs. Power
Some of my best friends never agree with me politically. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
The atomic bomb is too dangerous to be loose in a lawless world. That is why Great Britain, Canada, and the United States, who have the secret of its production, do not intend to reveal that secret until means have been found to control the bomb so as to protect ourselves and the rest of the world from the danger of total destruction. Chemical & Biological Weapons & Energy ;Nuclear, Chemical & Biological Weapons & Energy
The cause of world peace is much more important than any individual. War & Peace
The CIA was set up by me for the sole purpose of getting all the available information to the President. It was not intended to operate as an international agency engaged in strange activities. Intelligence, Spying, Espionage & Covert Operations
The civil servant, the general or admiral, the foreign service officer has no authority to make policy. The act only as servants to the government and therefore they must remain in line with the government policy that is established by those that have been elected by the people to set that policy. Policy & Policy Making
The main difficulty with the South is that they are living eighty years behind the times and the sooner they come out of it the better it will be for the country and themselves. I am not asking for social equality, because no such thing exists, but I am asking for equality of opportunity for all human beings and, as long as I stay here, I am going to continue that fight. When mob gangs can take 4 people out and shoot them in the back, and everybody in the country is acquainted with who did the shooting and nothing is done about it, that country is in pretty bad fix from a law enforcement standpoint … I can't approve of such goings on and I shall never approve it, as long as I am here, as I told you before. I am going to try to remedy it and if that ends up in my failure to be reelected, that failure will be in a good cause. Minorities & Women
The most terrible bomb in the history of the world. Nuclear, Chemical & Biological Weapons & Energy
The only thing new in the world is the history you don't know. History
The people can never understand why the President does not use his powers to make them behave. Well all the president is, is a glorified public relations man who spends his time flattering, kissing, and kicking people to get them to do what they are supposed to do anyway. Media, Journalism & The Press
The Russians are liars – you can't trust them. At Potsdam they agreed to everything and broke their word. It's too bad the second world power is like this, but that's the way it is, and we must keep our strength. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
The Russians are like us, they look and act like us. They are fine people. They got along with our soldiers in Berlin very well. As far as I am concerned, they can have whatever they want just so they don't try to impose their system on others.. Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
The task of creating a sound international organization is complicated and difficult. Yet, without such organization, the rights of man on earth cannot be protected. Machinery for the just settlement of international differences must be found. Without such machinery, the entire world will have to remain an armed camp. The world will be doomed to deadly conflict, devoid of hope for real peace. United Nations
We all have to recognize, no matter how great our strength, that we must deny ourselves the license to do always as we please. Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
We all have to recognize, no matter how great our strength, we must deny ourselves the license to do always as we please. Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
We are in a troublesome period, and some "nonsense" as you term it — but this is a great nation with a high purpose, and we shall come to our senses and resume our course. Miscellaneous
We are now prepared to obliterate more rapidly and completely every productive enterprise the Japanese have above ground in any city. We shall destroy their docks, their factories, and their communications. Let there be no mistake; we shall completely destroy Japan's power to make war. It was to spare the Japanese people from utter destruction that the ultimatum of July 26 was issued at Potsdam. Their leaders promptly rejected that ultimatum. If they do not now accept our terms they may expect a rain of ruin from the air, the like of which has never been seen on this earth. War & Peace
We cannot be content with a civil liberties program, which emphasizes only the need of protection against the possibility of tyranny by the Government. We cannot stop there. We must keep moving forward, with new concepts of civil rights to safeguard our heritage. The extension of civil rights today means, not protection of the people against the Government, but protection of the people by the Government. Human & Civil Rights
We have evidence that within recent weeks an atomic explosion occurred in the U.S.S.R. Nuclear, Chemical & Biological Weapons & Energy
We have grown up as a nation, respected for our free institutions and for our ability to maintain a free and open society. There is something about the way the CIA has been functioning that is casting a shadow over our historic position and I feel that we need to correct it. Freedom & Liberty
We have spent $2 Billion on the greatest scientific gamble in history and won. The battle of the laboratories held fateful risks for us … and we have now won the battle of the laboratories as we have won the other battles. Chemical & Biological Weapons & Energy ;Nuclear, Chemical & Biological Weapons & Energy
We have to remain constantly vigilant to prevent raids by those who would selfishly exploit our common heritage for their private gain. Such raids on our natural resources are not examples of enterprise and initiative. They are attempts to take from all the people just for the benefit of a few. Parks & Recreation
We must embark on a bold new program for ... the improvement and growth of undeveloped areas. More than half the people of the world are living in conditions approaching misery .... For the first time in history, humanity possesses the knowledge and skill to relieve the suffering of these people. Development & Growth ;Foreign Aid
We will issue a warning statement asking the Japs to surrender and save lives. I'm sure they will not do that, but we will have given them the chance. It is certainly a good thing for the world that Hitler's crowd or Stalin's did not discover this atomic bomb. It seems to be the most terrible thing ever discovered, but it can made the most useful. War & Peace
Well. I'm here, and I damn near got killed getting here by airplane in time to vote, as I did on another occasion. I don't think the bill amounts to a tinker's damn, and I expect to be kicked in the ass just as I have in the past in return for my services. I don't want a Goddamned thing. My vote is not for sale. I vote my convictions, just as I always have, but I think the President ought to have the decency to treat me like the Senator from Missouri and not like a goddamned office boy, and you can tell him what I said. If he wants me to. I'll come down and tell him myself. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
What Congress needs is a trochar. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
What to do with Mr. Prima Donna, Brass hat, Five Star MacArthur . He's worse than the Cabots and the Lodges—they at least talked with one another before they told God what to do. Mc tells God right off. It is a very great pity we have to have Stuffed Shirts like that in key positions …. Don't see how a country can produce such men as Robert E. Lee, John Pershing, Eisenhower, Bradley and at the same time produce Custers, Pattons and McArthurs Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
When you have the weapon that will win the war, you'd be foolish not to use it. Nuclear, Chemical & Biological Weapons & Energy
Whenever you have an efficient government you have a dictatorship. Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs ;Management & Managing Government ;Dictators, Despots, Autocrats, Autocracies & Dictatorships
Whenever you have an efficient government you have a dictatorship. Management & Managing Government ;Dictators, Despots, Autocrats, Autocracies & Dictatorships
Why, this fellow [Dwight D. Eisenhower] don't know any more about politics than a pig knows about Sunday. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
With all the nonsense put out by Communist propaganda…in their name—calling assault on the West the last thing we needed was for the CIA to be seized upon as something akin to a subverting influence in the affairs of other people… Propaganda & Disinformation
You don't want me. You want the office of the President, and that doesn't belong to me. It belongs to the American people, and it's not for sale. Presidency, Vice Presidency & Prime Ministership
A bureaucrat is a Democrat who holds some office that a Republican wants.
A leader in the Democratic Party is a boss, in the Republican Party he is a leader. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.
A politician is a man who understands government. A statesman is a politician who's been dead for 15 years. Government
A President cannot always be popular.
A President either is constantly on top of events or, if he hesitates, events will soon be on top of him. I never felt that I could let up for a moment.
A President needs political understanding to run the government, but he may be elected without it. Government
Actions are the seed of fate deeds grow into destiny.
All my life, whenever it comes time to make a decision, I make it and forget about it. Life ;Time
Always be sincere, even if you don't mean it.
America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand. Citizenship & Patriotism
Any man who has had the job I've had and didn't have a sense of humor wouldn't still be here. Humor
Art is parasitic on life, just as criticism is parasitic on art. Life ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
Being too good is apt to be uninteresting.
Carry the battle to them. Don't let them bring it to you. Put them on the defensive and don't ever apologize for anything.
Experience has shown how deeply the seeds of war are planted by economic rivalry and social injustice. War & Peace
I do not believe there is a problem in this country or the world today which could not be settled if approached through the teaching of the Sermon on the Mount. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
I had faith in Israel before it was established, I have in it now. I believe it has a glorious future before it - not just another sovereign nation, but as an embodiment of the great ideals of our civilization. Future ;Religion & God
I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.
I have no desire to crow over anybody or to see anybody eating crow, figuratively or otherwise. We should all get together and make a country in which everybody can eat turkey whenever he pleases.
I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell. Truth
I never gave anybody hell! I just told the truth and they thought it was hell. Truth
I remember when I first came to Washington. For the first six months you wonder how the hell you ever got here. For the next six months you wonder how the hell the rest of them ever got here.
I sit here all day trying to persuade people to do the things they ought to have the sense to do without my persuading them. That's all the powers of the President amount to. Power ;Presidency, Vice Presidency & Prime Ministership
I would rather have peace in the world than be President. War & Peace
If I hadn't been President of the United States, I probably would have ended up a piano player in a bawdy house.
If I'd known how much packing I'd have to do, I'd have run again.
If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.
In my opinion eight years as president is enough and sometimes too much for any man to serve in that capacity.
In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves... self-discipline with all of them came first.
Intense feeling too often obscures the truth. Truth
It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
It is understanding that gives us an ability to have peace. When we understand the other fellow's viewpoint, and he understands ours, then we can sit down and work out our differences. War & Peace ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
It sure is hell to be president.
It's plain hokum. If you can't convince 'em, confuse 'em. It's an old political trick. But this time it won't work. Time ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better. Leaders & Leadership
Most of the problems a President has to face have their roots in the past.
My father was not a failure. After all, he was the father of a president of the United States. Failure ;Families, Children & Parenting
Nixon is one of the few in the history of this country to run for high office talking out of both sides of his mouth at the same time and lying out of both sides. Time ;History
Richard Nixon is a no good, lying bastard. He can lie out of both sides of his mouth at the same time, and if he ever caught himself telling the truth, he'd lie just to keep his hand in. Truth ;Time
Study men, not historians.
The atom bomb was no 'great decision.' It was merely another powerful weapon in the arsenal of righteousness.
The best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.
The buck stops here!
The human animal cannot be trusted for anything good except en masse. The combined thought and action of the whole people of any race, creed or nationality, will always point in the right direction.
The Marine Corps is the Navy's police force and as long as I am President that is what it will remain. They have a propaganda machine that is almost equal to Stalin's. History
The only things worth learning are the things you learn after you know it all. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
The President is always abused. If he isn't, he isn't doing anything.
The reward of suffering is experience.
The United Nations is designed to make possible lasting freedom and independence for all its members. Freedom & Liberty
The White House is the finest prison in the world.
There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know. History
This administration is going to be cussed and discussed for years to come.
Those who want the Government to regulate matters of the mind and spirit are like men who are so afraid of being murdered that they commit suicide to avoid assassination. Government
Upon books the collective education of the race depends; they are the sole instruments of registering, perpetuating and transmitting thought. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
Washington is a very easy city for you to forget where you came from and why you got there in the first place.
We shall never be able to remove suspicion and fear as potential causes of war until communication is permitted to flow, free and open, across international boundaries. War & Peace
Well, I wouldn't say that I was in the great class, but I had a great time while I was trying to be great. Time
When even one American - who has done nothing wrong - is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth - then all Americans are in peril.
When you get to be President, there are all those things, the honors, the twenty-one gun salutes, all those things. You have to remember it isn't for you. It's for the Presidency.
When you have an efficient government, you have a dictatorship. Government
Whenever a fellow tells me he's bipartisan, I know he's going to vote against me.
Whenever you put a man on the Supreme Court he ceases to be your friend.
You and I are stuck with the necessity of taking the worst of two evils or none at all. So-I'm taking the immature Democrat as the best of the two. Nixon is impossible.
You can always amend a big plan, but you can never expand a little one. I don't believe in little plans. I believe in plans big enough to meet a situation which we can't possibly foresee now.
You can never get all the facts from just one newspaper, and unless you have all the facts, you cannot make proper judgements about what is going on.
You know that being an American is more than a matter of where your parents came from. It is a belief that all men are created free and equal and that everyone deserves an even break.
You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising