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Which Daniel Webster


This fine nation has been blessed with two legendary lawmakers by the name of Daniel Webster. The first was a titan of the Senate and 2-time Secretary of State. He also looked a bit intense.

The second is currently a congressman from the great state of Florida. He’s know for opposing the American Community Survey in the U.S. Census because it is unconstitutional, even though Thomas Jefferson himself started it in 1790. He’s this guy. I know, an old white Republican, they are hard to tell apart.

Now let’s play one of my favorite games: Which Daniel Webster.

I’m going to give a quote. You guess which Webster said it.

1. “The world is governed more by appearances than realities, so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it.”

2. “This is a program that intrudes on people’s lives, just like the Environmental Protection Agency or the bank regulators.”

3. “We’re spending $70 per person to fill this out. That’s just not cost effective especially since in the end this is not a scientific survey. It’s a random survey.”

4. “Let us develop the resources of our land, call forth our powers, build up its institutions, promote all its great interests, and see whether we also, in our day and generation, may not perform something worthy to be remembered.”

5. “The contest, for ages, has been to rescue Liberty from the grasp of executive power.”

6. “”Have verses for (your) wife. I have verses for my wife. Don’t pick the ones that say, ‘she should submit to me.’ That’s in the Bible, but pick the ones you’re supposed to do (laughs). So instead (laughs) that you’d love your wife — even as Christ loved the church and gave himself for it … and, as opposed to wives submit yourself to your own husband. She can pray that if she wants to, but don’t you pray it.”

7. “Knowledge is the only fountain both of love and the principles of human liberty.”

How many can you get right? I know it’s tough!!!

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