Sunday, September 18, 2011

Political Quote of the Day

Governor Mitch Daniels (R-IN)
Recently, Governor Mitch Daniels (R-IN), once thought to be a potential presidential contender and declined to run, was interviewed by CBS News. They were discussing his new book, Keeping the Republic (Sentinel). This quote from his interview caught my attention this morning, qualifying it for the political quote of the day:

"There is a long, clear history of nations rising to greatness and leadership, and then falling. And interestingly, I quote an historian who says, 'It always starts with the money.' You know, first they spend themselves into a corner, borrow themselves into a corner. And the rest of the fall, including military defeat sometimes, flows from that."

Daniels says we urgently need to balance our nation's books - as he did in Indiana, by taking big government OUT of the equation and letting free enterprise take over.

"The heart of American society is the private sector," he said. "Government should be there not to dominate it, to dictate to it, make all the decisions, but to do those things we have to do together to make private life flourish."

Well said, Governor. My thoughts exactly.

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