Frasi di Grover Cleveland
Data di nascita: 18. Marzo 1837
Data di morte: 24. Giugno 1908
Altri nomi:Steven Grover Cleveland
Stephen Grover Cleveland fu un uomo politico statunitense, 22º e 24º presidente degli Stati Uniti d'America, l'unico, in tutta la storia degli USA, ad essere eletto per due mandati non consecutivi, la prima volta nel quadriennio dal 1885 al 1889, la seconda dal 1893 al 1897. Appartenente al Partito Democratico, fu uno stretto osservatore della Costituzione Americana e sostenitore degli ideali conservatori jeffersoniani.
Frasi Grover Cleveland
„Communism is a hateful thing and a menace to peace and organized government; but the communism of combined wealth and capital, the outgrowth of overweening cupidity and selfishness, which insidiously undermines the justice and integrity of free institutions, is not less dangerous than the communism of oppressed poverty and toil, which, exasperated by injustice and discontent, attacks with wild disorder the citadel of rule.“
— Grover Cleveland, State of the Union Addresses of Grover Cleveland
„It is right that the influence of the Government should be known in every humble home as the guardian of frugal comfort and content, and a defense against unjust exactions, and the unearned tribute persistently coveted by the selfish and designing. It is right that efficiency and honesty in public service should not be sacrificed to partisan greed; and it is right that the suffrage of our people should be pure and free.“
„I believe the most important benefit that I can confer on the country by my presidency is to insist upon the entire independence of the executive and legislative branches of the government, and compel the members of the legislative branch to see that they have responsibilities of their own, grave and well-defined, which their official oaths bind them sacredly to perform.“
„Neither the discontent of party friends, nor the allurements constantly offered of confirmations of appointees conditions upon the avowal that suspensions have been made on party grounds alone, nor the threat proposed in the resolutions now before the Senate that no confirmations will be made unless the demands of that body are complied with, are sufficient to discourage or deter me from following in the way which I am convinced leads to better government for the people.“
„As we view the achievements of aggregated capital, we discover the existence of trusts, combinations, and monopolies, while the citizen is struggling far in the rear or is trampled to death beneath an iron heel.
Corporations, which should be the carefully constrained creatures of the law and the servants of the people, are fast becoming the people's masters.“
— Grover Cleveland, State of the Union 1885--1888