Quotes with policy
He condemned openly Mr. Brown's policy of compromise and accommodation. He saw things as black and white. And black was evil. He saw the world as a battlefield in which the children of light were locked in mortal conflict with the sons of darkness.
Things Fall Apart
The reason to pass immigration reform is not to bolster a Republican Party. It's to fix a system that's broken. Good policy yields good politics.
Interview with ABC News program "This Week", July 7, 2013. About immigration reform.
I favor the policy of economy, not because I wish to save money, but because I wish to save people. The men and women of this country who toil are the ones who bear the cost of the Government. Every dollar that we carelessly waste means that their life will be so much the more meager. Every dollar that we prudently save means that their life will be so much the more abundant. Economy is idealism in its most practical form.
Inaugural Address (1924).
I'm very disturbed about the direction American foreign policy is going. I think something needs to be done to help alleviate the conditions which have created a disenfranchised and angry faction in the Middle East. I don't think military intervention is the correct solution. I regret what we as a country have done so far.
Why should we be closer to the Soviets? Because the Americans have challenged us. America is involved in a conspiracy [against the Arab world], primarily because of its policy toward Israel. In our view, whoever is against the Americans stands with us. The enemy of your enemy is your friend.
Interview in Time (April 9, 1979)
A true leader has to have a genuine open-door policy so that his people are not afraid to approach him for any reason.
From now on it is only through a conscious choice and through a deliberate policy that humanity can survive.
There is nothing so disastrous as a rational investment policy in an irrational world.
I don’t mourn the loss of any terrorist’s life. What I do mourn is what we lose when by official policy or official neglect we confuse or encourage those who fight this war for us to forget that best sense of ourselves. Through the violence, chaos and heartache of war, through deprivation and cruelty and loss, we are always Americans, and different, stronger and better than those who would destroy us.
In The Washington Post (May 11, 2011)
It would be our policy to use nuclear weapons wherever we felt it necessary to protect our forces and achieve our objectives.
Now you go to the housing industry, and you can find Indian policy in virtually every aspect of your life. The biggest and largest and fastest growing mortgage company is the Ginnie Mae. Those are issued by government mortgage companies; and that's exactly how "Indian housing" started, with the creation of small government-housing corporations.. So Indian policy has become institutionalized and the result has been that American people have become more dependent on government and that the American people have become more dependent on corporations.
Interview with Linda Brookover, March 11, 1996.