-- President John F. Kennedy
"Today we need a nation of minute men; citizens who are not only prepared to take up arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as a basic purpose of their daily life and who are willing to consciously work and sacrifice for that freedom. The cause of liberty, the cause of America, cannot succeed with any lesser effort."
-- President John F. Kennedy
"If we're ever going to restore America, one of the things we're going to have to restore is the American work ethic."
-- Tom Hoefling
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."
-- Thomas Edison
"Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition."
-- Thomas Jefferson
"The only argument Romney Republicans have for their candidate is fear, an abject fear that is intended to convince you to support what you say you hate.
Well, I, for one, refuse to be motivated or activated by fear, or to abandon the truth, or principle, out of fear.
My Bible tells me that God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind, and that He rewards those who act out of a principled faith.
And so, like the free men and women who built this country, let us laugh in the face of fear, and simply do right.
Let us maintain the spirit and attitude of our first and greatest president, George Washington:
'If, to please the people, we offer what we ourselves disprove, how can we afterwards defend our work? Let us raise a standard to which the wise and the honest can repair. The event is in the hand of God.'"
-- Tom Hoefling, April 23, 2012
"Any system that penalizes success and accomplishment is wrong. Any system that discourages work, discourages productivity, discourages economic progress, is wrong. If, on the other hand, you reduce tax rates and allow people to spend or save more of what they earn, they'll be more industrious; they'll have more incentive to work hard, and money they earn will add fuel to the great economic machine that energizes our national progress."
-- Ronald Reagan
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Tom Hoefling on Government:
"Just as 'good fences make for good neighbors,' good government is mainly about knowing where the legitimate boundaries are, and having the courage to defend those borders forcefully. This is true in terms of the defense of our territory, our security, and our national sovereignty, but it also applies to the sworn duty of all of those in government to equally protect the God-given, unalienable rights of each individual person, from their creation onward, their sacred obligation to stay well within the enumerated powers of our constitutions, and of the role legitimate government must play in balancing the competing rights and interests of the people, in order to establish justice."