The State Of The Union Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Quotes About The State Of The Union

#1. I'm a conservative, pro-life governor in a state where it is really tough to be both. A state like New Jersey, with lots of Democrats, but still we cut taxes, we balanced budgets. We fought the teacher's union. - Author: Chris Christie
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#2. The true state of the union lies in your heart, and in your home. - Author: Cathy McMorris Rodgers
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#3. The State of the Union address is always a reminder of how unique America is. - Author: Marco Rubio
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#4. I think the minimum wage will be the centerpiece of the State of Union. I think it should be the centerpiece of the State of the Union. And it should be very focused on that because, as you said, Republicans in the rest of the country are for it. - Author: Robert Gibbs
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#5. One way to bring down crime in the state of California and every state in the union is to have an enforceable border. That means let's build that border fence. When people want to come into this country, let's ask them to knock on the front door. - Author: Duncan Hunter
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#6. 'Do you think that we shall ever be admitted as a State into the Union without denying the principle of polygamy?' If we are not admitted until then, we shall never be admitted. - Author: Brigham Young
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#7. The attributes of sovereignty are now enjoyed by every state in the Union. - Author: Alexander Hamilton
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#8. A single man has not nearly the value he would have in a state of union. He is an incomplete animal. He resembles the odd half of a pair of scissors. - Author: Benjamin Franklin
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#9. God has a funny way of reminding us we're human. [About his impromptu water break during his delivery of the GOP rebuttal to President Barack Obama's State of the Union on February 12, 2013] - Author: Marco Rubio
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#10. Governing is one thing, campaigning is another - and the latter becomes far more pronounced in an election-year State of the Union. - Author: Robert Dallek
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#11. Transforming the European Union into a single State with one army, one constitution and one foreign policy is the critical challenge of the age - Author: Joschka Fischer
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#12. It was in this year, 1828, that the standard of "the Christian Party in Politics" was openly unfurled ... This was an evident attempt, through the influence of the clergy over the female mind - until this hour lamentably neglected in the United States - to effect a union of Church and State. - Author: Frances Wright
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#13. It is provided by the Constitution that the President shall from time to time give to the Congress information of the state of the Union and recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient. - Author: Chester A. Arthur
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#14. The problem with State of the Union speeches is that they are, by their nature and design, alphabet soup. It's hard to know what a president really cares about when they run down a laundry list and check every issue box under the sun for fear they will offend some constituency if they don't. - Author: Mark McKinnon
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#15. We are hopeful that President Obama, in his State of the Union Address, will express a willingness to work with Republicans to enact all of these jobs bills. - Author: Nan Hayworth
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#16. We are hopeful about the opportunities ahead, and stand ready to join this President in an open and honest dialogue about improving the state of our union for all Americans not the select few. - Author: Jim Clyburn
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#17. In the first State of the Union of his second term, President Bush made clear to Americans tonight that he is not going to play the role of a lame duck President. - Author: Jim Sensenbrenner
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#18. Eligible citizens from any State in the Union can serve in the Border Protection Corps of that State. - Author: John Culberson
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#19. No state, upon its own mere motion, can lawfully get out of the Union. Plainly, the central idea of secession, is the essence of anarchy. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#20. I actually think agendas are more often found in State of the Union speeches than in inaugural speeches. - Author: Gwen Ifill
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#21. From the day of the Declaration, the people of the North American union, and of its constituent states, were associated bodies of civilized men and Christians, in a state of nature, but not of anarchy. - Author: John Quincy Adams
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#22. I've spent the last year listening to Americans, and the state of the union that George W. Bush lives in is very different from the state that most hardworking Americans are living in. - Author: Joe Lieberman
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#23. In his State of the Union speech in January 1941, President Franklin Roosevelt declared America's commitment to Four Freedoms in the struggle against Nazi totalitarianism. Among them was the freedom from fear. - Author: Robert Dallek
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#24. Members of the Congress, the Constitution makes us not rivals for power but partners for progress. We are all trustees for the American people, custodians of the American heritage. It is my task to report the State of the Union
to improve it is the task of us all. - Author: John F. Kennedy
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#25. The idea of America endures. Our destiny remains our choice. And tonight, more than two centuries later, it is because of our people that our future is hopeful, our journey goes forward, and the state of our union is strong. - Author: Barack Obama
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#26. Because all existence is founded upon the ever-present state of union, everything already exists in a state of tranquility. However, this state of tranquility is masked from us by our assumption that there is a separation, that there is a problem. - Author: Shunryu Suzuki
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#27. The president broke his bond with the public. Once that bond was broken, he no longer had the capacity to talk to the American public. State of the Union addresses? It didn't matter. Legislative initiatives? It didn't matter. P.R.? It didn't matter. Travel? It didn't matter. - Author: Matthew Dowd
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#28. I was on the state board of directors of the American Civil Liberties Union. - Author: Betty Hill
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#29. I was appalled and shocked that Bush used the State of the Union to attack same-sex marriages and indicated that he would support a constitutional amendment. - Author: Jean O'Leary
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#30. There the union of Church and State tends strongly to paralyze some of the members of the body of Christ. Here there is no such influence to destroy spiritual life and power. - Author: Josiah Strong
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#31. When the Habsburg State crumbled to pieces in 1918 the Austrian Germans instinctively raised an outcry for union with their German fatherland. That was the voice of a unanimous yearning in the hearts of the whole people for a return to the unforgotten home of their fathers. - Author: Adolf Hitler
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#32. At the State of the Union address last night, President Obama made history by using the words transgender, lesbian, and bisexual in that speech. It was the part of the speech where he was just reading Craigslist personals. - Author: Conan O'Brien
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#33. Did you folks see President Bush's State of the Union Address? How about that surprise announcement? Howard Dean has been captured and he's in the hands of interrogators. - Author: David Letterman
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#34. The fact that California was the most cosmopolitan state in the union, as a result of the gold rush, simply made white voters more susceptible to racist and xenophobic arguments. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#35. When you combine the men and women deployed from our military installations with activated reservists and members of the National Guard, Georgia is contributing more personnel to the theatre than any other State in our Union. - Author: Sonny Perdue
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#36. As the President reviewed the state of the union and unveiled his second-term agenda, he fell short of adequately explaining how he intends to set America back on the course of fiscal responsibility and secure the fiscal health of the nation. - Author: Ron Kind
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#37. Marriage: This terrible insoluble problem of civilisation, which created all the evil. This unnatural state of union in disunion which exacted impossibilities and forced together elements absolutely and inherently antagonistic to each other! - Author: Rosa Campbell Praed
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#38. If the means to which the government of the union may resort for executing the power confided to it, are unlimited, it may easily select such as will impair or destroy the powers confided to the state governments. - Author: John Taylor
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#39. The decision to join or not join a service union, political party or other organization should be left up to the individual. No such organization has the right to take money out of the pockets of state workers without their proper consent. - Author: Matt Blunt
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#40. By working together to focus on our national priorities today we can ensure that the state of our union is strong for the future. - Author: Patty Murray
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#41. I think it's appropriate in America for anyone to speak out and say what their reaction is to the president's State of the Union speech. - Author: Jim Jordan
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#42. Their imperfect record at awards shows was disappointing, sure, but the best prize of all came when, on February 4, 1986, President Ronald Reagan name-checked and quoted directly from the movie - where we're going, we don't need roads - in his State of the Union address. - Author: Caseen Gaines
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#43. The shadow of crisis has passed, and the State of the Union is strong. - Author: Barack Obama
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#44. The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
[State of the Union Address January 11 1962] - Author: John F. Kennedy
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#45. As we all learned from the sorry experience of state-sanctioned bureaucracies in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, decentralization [in education] is crucial to both freedom and excellence. - Author: Jerry Brown
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#46. If the people of Utah shall peacefully form a State Constitution tolerating polygamy, will the Democracy admit them into the Union? - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#47. We dream of an India where development is the result of all Chief Ministers, the Prime Minister, state Ministers, Union Ministers working together with even Local Body Authorities as one team, a strong and united Team India. - Author: Narendra Modi
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#48. How many State of the Union addresses do people remember? They don't resonate that way. - Author: Robert Dallek
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#49. A new state, if it wants to join the European Union, has to apply to become a member of the European Union like any state. - Author: Jose Manuel Barroso
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#50. It disturbs me when Obama says in the State of the Union address that he wants to make dropping out of school at 18 illegal, because people learn differently and before there are forms of learning for every type of person in the world, we shouldn't be condemned for leaving. - Author: Ezra Miller
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#51. National Health? Socialized pension funds? State-controlled television? Search and seizure laws? Forfeiture laws? If we're not living in the Soviet Union of the United States we certainly have returned to 1776 and 'taxation without representation.' - Author: Michael Moriarty
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#52. You politicians remain professional because the voters remain amateur. - Author: Katharine Hepburn
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#53. A Union that can only be maintained by swords and bayonets has no charm for me. If the Union is dissolved and government disrupted, I shall return to my native state and share the miseries of my people, and save in defense will draw my sword on none. - Author: Robert E.Lee
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#54. My meetings with [Ahmed Chalabi] were very brief. I mean, I think I met with him at the State of the Union and just kind of working through the rope line, and he might have come with a group of leaders. But I haven't had any extensive conversations with him. - Author: George W. Bush
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#55. My whole working philosophy is that the only stable happiness for mankind is that it shall live married in blessed union to woman-kind - intimacy, physical and psychical between a man and his wife. I wish to add that my state of bliss is by no means perfect. - Author: D.H. Lawrence
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#56. I wonder that we Americans love our country at all, it having no limits and no oneness; and when you try to make it a matter of the heart, everything falls away except one's native State; -neither can you seize hold of that, unless you tear it out of the Union, bleeding and quivering. - Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
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#57. President Obama vowed in his State of the Union address to make assisting domestic manufacturers a top priority for his second term. - Author: Karen Mills
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#58. Anything so delightful as Washington I have never seen elsewhere. There were a mingled simplicity and grandeur, a mingled state and quiet intimacy, a brilliancy of conversation
the proud prominence of intellect over material prosperity which does not exist in any other city of the Union. - Author: M. E. W. Sherwood
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#59. The State of the Union is less written than it is designed, structured and organized around applause prompts and camera cues. - Author: Alex Pareene
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#60. The very variety arising from the union of numbers of individuals is the highest good which social life can confer, and this variety is undoubtedly lost in proportion to the degree of State interference. - Author: Wilhelm Von Humboldt
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#61. President Bush delivered his first State of the Union address, riding high on an 82-percent approval rating, and with Attorney General John Ashcroft dispatching agents to interview the other 18 percent. - Author: Jon Stewart
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#62. The union of Church and State is not to make the Church political, but the State religious. - Author: John Scott, 1st Earl Of Eldon
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#63. Europe has achieved peaceful political union for the first time ever: They're using this unprecedented state of affairs to harmonize the curvature of bananas. - Author: Charles Stross
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#64. I'm from Indiana, the home of more first-rate second-class men than any other state in the union. - Author: Thomas R. Marshall
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#65. Most of the State of the Union will not be about Iraq. Most of the State of the Union will be about improving America's economy and providing greater access to health care for millions of American people, including senior citizens. - Author: Ari Fleischer
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#66. And like that black president, you'd think that after two terms of looking at a dude in a suit deliver the State of the Union address, you'd get used to square watermelons, but somehow you never do. - Author: Paul Beatty
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#67. Marriage is not a static state between two unchanging people. Marriage is a psychological and spiritual journey that begins in the ecstasy of attraction, meanders through a rocky stretch of self-discovery, and culminates in the creation of an intimate, joyful, lifelong union. - Author: Harville Hendrix
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#68. In State of the Union addresses, I always look at the foreign policy and military parts first, which are generally pretty minimal. - Author: Phil Klay
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#69. The Convention probably foresaw what it has been a principal aim of these papers to inculcate that the danger which most threatens our political welfare is, that the state governments will finally sap the foundations of the Union. - Author: Alexander Hamilton
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#70. 1 Blue River Country As an agricultural region, Missouri is not surpassed by any state in the Union. It is indeed the farmer's kingdom. . . . - The History of Jackson County, Missouri, 1881 I - Author: David McCullough
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#71. Freedom is not a gift received from the State or leader, but a possession to be won every day by the effort of each and the union of all. - Author: Albert Camus
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#72. A week after his State of the Union address, political observers are still trying to figure out what President Obama's game is. That's because rhetorically and substantively, he seems to be in another world ... - Author: Jonah Goldberg
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#73. A South Carolina native, Miles was a lawyer, a mayor of Charleston, and a congressman. He was one of his state's "fire-eaters," a term applied to men who openly advocated secession rather than finding accomodation with the Union in the summer and fall of 1860. - Author: Clint Johnson
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#74. Is there any wonder why the world is where it's at now? just notice the creature sitting near you in a movie house or standing ahead of you in a supermarket line. or giving a State of the Union Address. that the gods have let us go on this long this badly. - Author: Charles Bukowski
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#75. [The GOP] must decide soon where they stand on the issue of socialized medicine. President Clinton threw down the gauntlet in his State of the Union address, when he proposed guaranteeing health insurance for at least half of the 10 million American children who have none. - Author: Tony Snow
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#76. There is no direct and immediate connection between the individual citizens of a state and the general government. The relation between them is through the state. The Union is a union of states as communities and not a union of individuals. - Author: John C. Calhoun
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#77. The state of the Union largely depends on the state of the unions. - Author: Evan Esar
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#78. Socialism is the gradual and less violent form of communism, and socialist is the project of the European Union, which was born in Maastricht in 1992. The intent was to save socialism in Europe after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the predictable bankruptcy of the welfare state in the West as well. - Author: Vladimir Bukovsky
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#79. In 1996, Bill Clinton declared the era of big government over in the State of the Union address. - Author: Nina Easton
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#80. I have been very encouraged by President Obama's call to action on climate change both at his Inauguration and in the State of the Union Address. This is a global imperative. I also welcome President Obama's intention to pursue reductions in nuclear arsenals. - Author: Ban Ki-moon
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#81. My second job has been to try to use my power to create institutions of a modern state that could enter the European Union, and there was very little time. The door was closing, and I wanted to get Bosnia through before it shut. - Author: Paddy Ashdown
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#82. The local interest of a State ought in every case to give way to the interests of the Union. For when a sacrifice of one or the other is necessary, the former becomes only an apparent, partial interest, and should yield, on the principle that the smaller good ought never to oppose the greater good. - Author: Alexander Hamilton
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#83. But as the plan of the convention aims only at a partial union or consolidation, the State governments would clearly retain all the rights of sovereignty which they before had, and which were not, by that act, EXCLUSIVELY delegated to the United States. - Author: Alexander Hamilton
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#84. The Soviet Union was a one-party state. In such states, enemies of the party become enemies of the state, and the state can punish with full weight of prosecution. - Author: Mimi Kennedy
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#85. I am a former Kleagle [recruiter] of the Ku Klux Klan in Raleigh County. The Klan is needed today as never before and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia. It is necessary that the order be promoted immediately and in every state in the union. - Author: Robert Byrd
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#86. From Olsen's Nation: "Through the power of our diplomacy, a world that was once divided about how to deal with Iran's nuclear program now stands as one. Standing as one, the world now sincerely regrets Iran's nuclear program." - President Bodvar Olsen, fifth State of the Union address - Author: Randy Quarles
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#87. An enlarged Union based on Nice is not in the interest of any Member State ... This is not a threat. This is a messenger delivering news. - Author: Joschka Fischer
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#88. To me, the real 'state of the union' is found in how Americans react to current events. - Author: Henry Rollins
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#89. I suspect that had my dad not been president, he'd be asking the same questions: How'd your meeting go with so-and-so? . How did you feel when you stood up in front of the people for the State of the Union Address-state of the budget address, whatever you call it. - Author: George W. Bush
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#90. There were two Republican responses to the State of the Union. So if you watched the whole night, it was kind of evolution in reverse. You have Obama, then Paul Ryan, and then Michele Bachmann. Then Animal Planet had a squirrel monkey give his take. - Author: Bill Maher
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#91. In 1787, many Americans were convinced that the 'perpetual union' they had created in winning independence was collapsing. Six years earlier, in the Articles of Confederation, the thirteen state governments had surrendered extensive powers to a congress of delegates from each state legislature. - Author: Edmund Morgan
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#92. Raising the minimum wage, as President Obama proposed in his State of the Union address, tends to be more popular with the general public than with economists. - Author: Christina Romer
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#93. We cannot build a vital economy by delivering pizzas to one another. - Author: Jim Wright
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#94. I've said very clearly, including in a State of the Union address, that I'm against 'don't ask, don't tell' and that we're going to end this policy. - Author: Barack Obama
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#95. As I said in my State of the Union address ensuring the security of the United States and the safety of our people demands a smart, patient and disciplined approach to the world. - Author: Barack Obama
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#96. If Berlin fell, the US would lose Europe, and if Europe fell into the hands of the Soviet Union and thus added its great industrial plant to the USSR's already great industrial plant, the United States would be reduced to the character of a garrison state if it were to survive at all. - Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower
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#97. Whatever the theologians might say about heaven being in a state of union with God, I knew it consisted of an infinite library; and eternity was simply what enabled one to read uninterruptedly for ever. - Author: Dervla Murphy
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#98. The course of events is so rapidly hastening forward that the emergency may soon arise when you may be called upon to decide the momentous question whether you possess the power by force of arms to compel a State to remain in the Union - Author: James Buchanan
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#99. This, of course, has no chance of passing. But then Tuesday night'€s State of the Union address could be the first one in history deliberately designed solely to generate a Pavlovian rage response in members of the opposing party. - Author: John Podhoretz
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#100. No State, upon it own mere motion, can lawfully get out of the Union. Resolves and ordinances to that effect are legally nothing. I therefore consider that the Union is unbroken. There needs to be no bloodshed or violence; and there shall be none, unless forced upon the national authority. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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