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William Weld
July 31, 1945 -
Nationality: American
Category: Politician
Subcategory: American Politician

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


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.


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.


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


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


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


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


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


Micro managing anything is not a great role for government.


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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