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Monday, December 19, 2005

James Madison didn't use a teleprompter

President's Address to the Nation:
Next week, Americans will gather to celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah. Many families will be praying for loved ones spending this season far from home -- in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other dangerous places. Our nation joins in those prayers. We pray for the safety and strength of our troops. We trust, with them, in a love that conquers all fear, in a light that reaches the darkest corners of the Earth. And we remember the words of the Christmas carol, written during the Civil War: "God is not dead, nor [does] He sleep; the Wrong shall fail, the Right prevail, with peace on Earth, goodwill to men."

- George Bush in a televised speech to the nation, December 18, 2005
James Madison Quotes On Church And State:
"We are teaching the world the great truth that Govts. do better without Kings & Nobles than with them. The merit will be doubled by the other lesson that Religion flourishes in greater purity, without than with the aid of Govt"

- James Madison in a letter to Edward Livingston, July 10, 1822.
Michael Sullivan via email:
Just once it would be nice to have a President not read words but SAY them.

- Michael Sullivan in an email to Steve Garfield, December 19, 2005

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