Jesse Ventura

Jesse Ventura



Title: Governor Jesse Ventura
Birth Name: James George Janos
Nickname: Body

Born: July 15, 1951
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A.

Occupation: Actor, Politician, and Professional Wrestler
Profile: The 38th Governor of Minnesota (1999-2003).

Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesse_Ventura
Number of Quotes: 34




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.

As governor, there isn't a lot I can do beyond that to crack down on crime. Law enforcement is really a local issue. It's the cops' job to tighten down on criminals.

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

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.

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.

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.

I asked Dalai Lama the most important question that I think you could ask - if he had ever seen Caddyshack.

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.

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.

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

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.

I don't support abortion. I could never participate in one. But I think it would be a mistake to make them illegal again.

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.

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.

I speak my mind. If it offends some people, well, there's not much I can do about that. But I'm going to be honest. I'm going to continue to speak my mind, and that's who I am.

I'm against the draft. I believe we should have a professional military; it might be smaller, but it would be more effective.

If I could be reincarnated as a fabric, I would come back as a 38 double-D bra.

If I wanna be president, I probably can.

If you were to come to Minnesota, I could have you locked up like that. That's power.

Industrial hemp is a very useful plant. I challenged the attorney general to get rid of the criminal stigma associated with hemp so we can look at it in terms of how it might be useful.

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.

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.

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

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.

Students often approached me about state-paid tuition while I was out campaigning. After I explained to them that if the state pays their tuition now, they will pay higher taxes to pay other people's tuition for the rest of their lives, most of them ended up agreeing with me.

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.

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

There is much more to being a patriot and a citizen than reciting the pledge or raising a flag.

There's no question that we need tougher drunk-driving laws for repeat offenders. We need to take a lesson from European countries where driving isn't a right but a privilege.

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.

When the Constitution gave us the right to bear arms, it also made us responsible for using them properly. It's not fair of us as citizens to lean more heavily on one side of that equation than on the other.

Wrestling is ballet with violence.

You can't legislate morality.

You give me a water board, Dick Cheney and one hour, and I'll have him confess to the Sharon Tate murders.

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