I was a teenager at the time so I don’t have many conscious thoughts about Gerald Ford. I think like most I remember him as simply harmless. But I have read a few stories about him since yesterday and found that I have missed a lot about this man. A lot of what he said is very pertinent to us today. We deal with deserters, big socialist governments, keep God out to the White House types, and those who would circumvent laws in attempts to get what they as men desire. I’ll let a few of his words speak for him.
“I promise my fellow citizens only this: To uphold the Constitution, to do what is right as God gives me to see the right, and…to do the very best that I can for America.”
“A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.”
“Desertion in time of war is a major, serious offense; failure to respond to the country’s call for duty is also a serious offense. Reconciliation among our people does not require that these acts be condoned. Yet, reconciliation calls for an act of mercy to bind the Nation’s wounds and to heal the scars of divisiveness.”
“Our constitution works. Our great republic is a government of laws, not of men.”
These quotes are from the Gerald Ford Library website.