"To Republicans, I humbly suggest that we make it possible for Democrats to give up their quest for redistribution of income and wealth by our acceptance of an appropriate role for government in financing those public goods and services necessary to secure a social safety net below which no American would be allowed to fall."
"A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities."Jack Kemp on Thomas Jefferson
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."Jack Kemp on Winston Churchill
"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country."Jack Kemp on Thomas Jefferson
"Government is not reason it is not eloquent it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."Jack Kemp on George Washington
"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil in its worst state, an intolerable one."Jack Kemp on Thomas Paine
"Just as the left has to be more willing to question 'Government knows best,' the right has to rethink its laissez-faire attitude toward government."
"I can't understand why the Democratic parties seem so hostile to economic growth and business."
"The zeitgeist is for cutting spending and balancing the budget. But I do not want the Republican Party to be perceived as putting the budget ahead of people, jobs and education."
"Our goals for this nation must be nothing less than to double the size of our economy and bring prosperity and jobs, ownership and equality of opportunity to all Americans, especially those living in our nation's pockets of poverty."
"Republicans many times can't get the words 'equality of opportunity' out of their mouths. Their lips do not form that way."