Presidents' Day: Obama vs. His Predecessors in 7 Famous Quotes
Presidents' Day is here! On this day, we honor our leaders past and present, with prayers for those current and yet to come.
As we remember President's past, let us compare some of their opinions with those of our current President using 7 of his most memorable quotes:
President Barack Obama: "I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody."
President John F. Kennedy: "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country."
President Barack Obama: "If you've got a business, you didn't build that - somebody else made that happen."
President Harry Truman: "I studied the lives of great men and famous women, and I found that the men and women who got to the top were those who did the jobs they had in hand, with everything they had of energy and enthusiasm and hard work."
President Barack Obama: "They get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."
President Ulysses Grant: "Hold fast to the Bible. To the influence of this Book we are indebted for all the progress made in true civilization and to this we must look as our guide in the future."
President Barack Obama: "I’ve got two daughters. 9 years old and 6 years old. I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby."
President George W. Bush: "We pray that every child in America can grow up in a loving and stable home. We pray for the day when every child in America is welcomed in life and protected in law."
President Barack Obama: "Whether we like it or not, we remain a dominant military superpower."
President Ronald Reagan: "There are some who've forgotten why we have a military. It's not to promote war, it's to be prepared for peace."
President Barack Obama: "I do think at a certain point you've made enough money."
President Thomas Jefferson: "A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor and bread it has earned – this is the sum of good government."
President Barack Obama: "You know, the truth is that right after 9/11, I had a (flag) pin. Shortly after 9/11, particularly because as we're talking about the Iraq war, that became a substitute for, I think, true patriotism, which is speaking out on issues that are of importance to our national security, I decided I won't wear that pin on my chest."
President Calvin Coolidge: "We identify the flag with almost everything we hold dear on earth, peace, security, liberty, our family, our friends, our home... But when we look at our flag and behold it emblazoned with all our rights we must remember that it is equally a symbol of our duties. Every glory that we associate with it is the result of duty done."
Compiled by Krystal Heath. Follow her on Twitter: @TheFriddle.