Jesse Ventura Quotes

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Born: July 15, 1951, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Birth Country: USA
Occupation: Politician

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All of us should have free choice when it comes to patriotic displays... a government wisely acting within its bounds will earn loyalty and respect from its citizens. A government dare not demand the same.
- Jesse Ventura

2.
Congratulations, you have a sense of humor. And to those who didn't: Go stick your head in the mud.
- Jesse Ventura

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Government works less efficiently when it begins to grow out of control and takes on more and more of the responsibilities that belong to the citizens.
- Jesse Ventura

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Government's role should be only to keep the playing field level, and to work hand in hand with business on issues such as employment. But beyond this, to as great an extent as possible, it should get the hell out of the way.
- Jesse Ventura

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I also believe that government has no business telling us how we should live our lives. I think our lifestyle choices should be left up to us. What we do in our private lives is none of the government's business. That position rules out the Republican Party for me.
- Jesse Ventura

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I believe in the America people's ability to govern themselves. If government would just get out of the way and allow them to lead their lives as they choose, they will succeed.
- Jesse Ventura

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I believe patriotism comes from the heart. Patriotism is voluntary. It is a feeling of loyalty and allegiance that is the result of knowledge and belief.
- Jesse Ventura

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I decided to run for governor because I got mad... I want to make government more directly accountable to the people.
- Jesse Ventura

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I don't believe we need the government's help as much as some think we do. That belief sets me apart from the Democrats, since their way of dealing with everything is to tax and spend.
- Jesse Ventura

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I don't think I would want the responsibility for enforcing the death penalties. There's always the inevitable question of whether someone you gave the order to execute might truly have been innocent.
- Jesse Ventura

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I don't want to spend the rest of my life in politics. When I'm finished with my term as governor, I'm going back to the life that's waiting for me in the private sector.
- Jesse Ventura

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Love is by far bigger than the government can ever be.
- Jesse Ventura

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Organized religion is a sham and a crutch for weak-minded people who need strength in numbers. It tells people to go out and stick their noses in other people's business.
- Jesse Ventura

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Patriotism is voluntary. It is a feeling of loyalty and allegiance that is the result of knowledge and belief. A patriot shows their their patriotism through their actions, by their choice.
- Jesse Ventura

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Politics is not my life. I have a career in radio and another career in film.
- Jesse Ventura

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Remember that government doesn't earn one single dollar it spends. In order for you to get money from the government, that money must first be taken from somebody else.
- Jesse Ventura

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The Constitution guarantees us our rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That's all. It doesn't guarantee our rights to charity.
- Jesse Ventura

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There are a lot of good causes out there, but they can't possibly all be served by government.
- Jesse Ventura

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There are lots of people out there who think they know the truth about God and religion, but does anybody really know for sure? That's why the founding fathers built freedom of religious belief into the structure of this nation, so that everybody could make up their minds for themselves.
- Jesse Ventura

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We call our country home of the brave and land of the free, but it's not. We give a false portrayal of freedom. We're not free - if we were, we'd allow people their freedom.
- Jesse Ventura

21.
Wrestling is ballet with violence.
- Jesse Ventura

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