George H.W. Bush:
“It is the sacred principles enshrined in the UN Charter to which we will henceforth pledge our allegiance.”
(The war in Iraq is] a rare opportunity to move toward an historic period of cooperation. Out of these troubled times…a new world order can emerge.
My vision of a ‘new world order’ foresees a United Nations with a revitalized peacekeeping function.
And tonight we lead the world in facing down a threat to decency and humanity. What is at stake is more than one small country, it is a big idea—a new world order, where diverse nations are drawn together in common cause to achieve the universal aspirations of mankind: peace and security, freedom, and the rule of law. Such is a world worthy of our struggle, and worthy of our children’s future.
We have before us the opportunity to forge for ourselves and for future generations a new world order, a world where the rule of law, not the rule of the jungle, governs the conduct of nations. When we are successful, and we will be, we have a real chance at this new world order, an order in which a credible United Nations can use its peacekeeping role to fulfill the promise and vision of the UN’s founders.
…this lawlessness will threaten the peace and democracy of the emerging new world order we now see, this long dreamed-of vision we’ve all worked toward for so long.
(On the Gulf War) The world can therefore seize this opportunity to fulfill the long-held promise of a new world order—where brutality will go unrewarded, and aggression will meet collective resistance.
You know, by the time you become the leader of a country, someone else makes all the decisions.
We can’t be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans…
You know the one thing that’s wrong with this country? Everyone gets a chance to have their fair say.
There are a lot of very brilliant people who believe that the nation-state is fast becoming a relic of the past.
If the personal freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution inhibit the government’s ability to govern the people, we should look to limit those guarantees.
You can’t say you love your country and hate your government.
When we got organized as a country and we wrote a fairly radical Constitution with a radical Bill of Rights, giving a radical amount of individual freedom to Americans … And so a lot of people say there’s too much personal freedom. When personal freedom’s being abused, you have to move to limit it. That’s what we did in the announcement I made last weekend on the public housing projects, about how we’re going to have weapon sweeps and more things like that to try to make people safer in their communities.
George W. Bush:
During my senior year I joined Skull and Bones, a secret society, so secret I can’t say anything more.
Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.