Dallin H. Oaks - Provo Freedom Festival Address 1994
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Some notable Quotations:
- "A democratic republic needs patriotic citizens who are fulfilling their responsibilities as well as claiming their rights.
No society is so secure that it can withstand continual demands for increases in citizen rights, without producing corresponding increases in the fulfillment of citizen responsibilities.
Responsibilities, like honesty, respect for personal and property rights, self reliance, and willingness to sacrifice for the common good, are basic to the governance and preservation of our nation."
- "We know that our national government cannot continue indefinitely to spend more than it receives.
If the citizen voters of this nation continue to demand the current level of government expenditures that produces our deficits, then our citizen taxpayers must accept the tax increase necessary to fund them.
If we won't raise taxes, we shoud accept cuts in various expenditures.
We cannot continue much longer to fund our current levels of government expenditures by increased borrowings.
This problem cannot be solved by the popular but superficial action of merely opposing all tax increases, and it cannot be solved by the phony solution of proposing spending cuts on every government program except OUR various personal favorites."