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Divided We Stand

Divided We Stand
New book about the 2020 election.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Filling Gaps in the White House Website, Part 10

The White House website includes interviews with foreign journalists in the past week, but not domestic ones.

The president spoke with Major Garrett of Fox News:

And I always think that Abraham Lincoln described this best. And I'm paraphrasing a little bit here. But he basically said, look, I think anything that the individual can do well by him- or herself, he should do by him- or herself; then those things that we do better collectively, we should do together.

The actual text of the Lincoln quotation is:

The legitimate object of government, is to do for a community of people, whatever they need to have done, but can not do, at all, or can not, so well do, for themselves -- in their separate, and individual capacities. In all that the people can individually do as well for themselves, goverment ought not to interfere.