Frases de George H. W. Bush

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George H. W. Bush

Fecha de nacimiento: 12. Junio 1924
Fecha de muerte: 30. Noviembre 2018

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George Herbert Walker Bush es un político estadounidense que fue el cuadragésimo primer Presidente de los Estados Unidos entre 1989 y 1993. Previamente fue el cuadragésimo tercer Vicepresidente de los Estados Unidos entre 1981 y 1989, y también fue un congresista, embajador, y Director de la Agencia Central de Inteligencia; actualmente es el expresidente de los Estados Unidos vivo de mayor edad.

Bush nació en Milton, siendo sus padres Prescott Bush y Dorothy Walker Bush. Tras el ataque de Pearl Harbor en 1941, Bush pospuso el ir a la universidad, se alistó en la Armada de los Estados Unidos en su 18º cumpleaños y se convirtió en el aviador naval más joven de la Armada. Sirvió en la Armada hasta que la guerra terminó, y entonces fue a la Universidad de Yale. Graduándose en 1948, se mudó con su familia al oeste de Texas y entró en la industria petrolera, convirtiéndose en millonario a la edad de 40 años.

Se empezó a involucrar en la política poco después de fundar su propia compañía de petróleo, siendo miembro de la Cámara de Representantes, entre otras posiciones. Se postuló sin éxito a la presidencia de los Estados Unidos en las elecciones de 1980, aunque fue elegido por Ronald Reagan para ser el candidato a la vicepresidencia de los Estados Unidos, y ambos fueron elegidos como presidente y vicepresidente, respectivamente. Durante su mandato, Bush encabezó las fuerzas de la administración en la lucha contra la drogas.

En las elecciones presidenciales de Estados Unidos de 1988, Bush lanzó una campaña exitosa para suceder a Reagan como presidente, derrotando a su oponente demócrata, Michael Dukakis. La política internacional fue uno de los principales pilares durante la presidencia de Bush; las operaciones militares fueron llevadas a cabo en Panamá y en la golfo persa mientras el mundo estaba cambiando; el Muro de Berlín cayó en 1989 y la Unión Soviética se disolvió dos años después. En el plano interno, Bush incumplió una de sus promesas, concretamente, la de no crear nuevos tipos de impuestos y tras una lucha con el Congreso, firmó un aumento de los impuestos que finalmente aprobó el Congreso. A raíz de las preocupaciones económicas, perdió las elecciones de 1992 contra Bill Clinton.

Bush es el padre de George W. Bush, el 43.º Presidente de los Estados Unidos, y Jeb Bush, antiguo Gobernador de Florida. Es el último presidente veterano de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Hasta la elección de su hijo George W. Bush como presidente en el año 2000, Bush era comúnmente referido simplemente como «George Bush»; y desde ese año, las formas «George H. W. Bush», «Bush 41», «Bush el Anciano», y «George Bush, Sr.» han sido usadas comúnmente para distinguir al padre del hijo, llamándolo coloquialmente «Bush padre».

Frases George H. W. Bush

„Esta noche, mientras veo que el drama de la democracia desplegándose en todo el mundo, quizás estemos más cerca que nunca de ese nuevo orden mundial. El futuro es nuestro para influir, conformar, moldear. Mientras no apostemos por ese futuro, podremos perder la oportunidad histórica que tenemos ante nosotros.“

—  George H. W. Bush
Original: «Tonight, as I see the drama of democracy unfolding around the globe, perhaps we are closer to that new world order than ever before. The future is ours to influence, to shape, to mold. While we must not gamble that future, neither can we forfeit the historic opportunity now before us». Source: McGrath, Jim. Heartbeat: George Bush in His Own Words. Editorial Simon and Schuster, 2002. ISBN 9780743229753. p. 160.

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„Y yo soy el que no subirá los impuestos. Mi oponente dice que los subirá como último recurso, o como tercer recurso. Pero cuando un político habla así, sabes que es un recurso que estudiará. Mi oponente no descartará subir los impuestos. Pero yo lo haré. Y el Congreso me empujará a subir los impuestos y yo diré que no. Y me empujará de nuevo, y les diré: “Lean mis labios: Impuestos nuevos no”.“

—  George H. W. Bush
Original: «And I'm the one who will not raise taxes. My opponent now says he'll raise them as a last resort, or a third resort. But when a politician talks like that, you know that's one resort he'll be checking into. My opponent won't rule out raising taxes. But I will. And the Congress will push me to raise taxes and I'll say no. And they'll push, and I'll say no, and they'll push again, and I'll say, to them, "Read my lips: no new taxes». Nota: Escrito por Peggy Noonan (Jack Kemp sugirió la idea básica) y leído por Bush durante su discurso de aceptación de la candidatura a la presidencia por el Partido Republicano el 18 de agosto de 1988. Incumplió la promesa en un acuerdo presupuestario con los demócratas en 1990. En 1992, los republicanos y la campaña de Clinton criticaron a Bush por ello.

„No hay mapas que nos guíen a donde vamos: a este nuevo mundo de nuestra propia hechura.“

—  George H. W. Bush
Original: «There are no maps to lead us where we are going in this new world of our own making». Source: Bowen, Wyn Q. ;Dunn, David H. American security policy in the 1990s: beyond containment. Issues in international security series. Editores Wyn Q. Bowen, David H. Dunn. Edición ilustrada. Editorial Dartmouth, 1996. ISBN 9781855216105. p. 8.

„El estilo de vida estadounidense no está abierto a negociación.“

—  George H. W. Bush
Original: «The American way of life is not up for negotiation». Fuente: A greener Bush. The Economist, 13 de febrero de 2003. http://www.economist.com/opinion/displayStory.cfm?story_id=1576767 Notas: Frase pronunciada durante la Cumbre de la Tierra de Río de Janeiro en 1992, respondiendo a los miles de activistas verdes, anticapitalistas y otros que afirmaban que Estados Unidos, tanto entonces como ahora, es el mayor consumidor de energía mundial, y por tanto el mayor país contaminador del mundo.

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„To all who mourn a son, a brother, a husband, a father, a friend — I can only offer you the gratitude of a nation, for your loved one served his country with distinction and honor."“

—  George H. W. Bush
Context: To all who mourn a son, a brother, a husband, a father, a friend — I can only offer you the gratitude of a nation, for your loved one served his country with distinction and honor." … "Your men are under a different command now, one that knows no rank, only love; knows no danger, only peace, May God bless them all. At a memorial in Norfolk Virginia for the 47 crew members killed in an explosion aboard the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61). - "Bush Fights Tears at Memorial", By Susan Page. Newsday Washington Bureau. Newsday. Long Island, N.Y.: April 25, 1989. pg. 04

„I do not mistrust the future; I do not fear what is ahead. For our problems are large, but our heart is larger. Our challenges are great, but our will is greater. And if our flaws are endless, God's love is truly boundless.“

—  George H. W. Bush
Inaugural Address (1989), Context: I do not mistrust the future; I do not fear what is ahead. For our problems are large, but our heart is larger. Our challenges are great, but our will is greater. And if our flaws are endless, God's love is truly boundless. Some see leadership as high drama, and the sound of trumpets calling, and sometimes it is that. But I see history as a book with many pages, and each day we fill a page with acts of hopefulness and meaning. The new breeze blows, a page turns, the story unfolds. And so today a chapter begins, a small and stately story of unity, diversity, and generosity — shared, and written, together.

„A new breeze is blowing, and a nation refreshed by freedom stands ready to push on. There is new ground to be broken, and new action to be taken. There are times when the future seems thick as a fog; you sit and wait, hoping the mists will lift and reveal the right path. But this is a time when the future seems a door you can walk right through into a room called tomorrow.“

—  George H. W. Bush
Inaugural Address (1989), Context: I come before you and assume the Presidency at a moment rich with promise. We live in a peaceful, prosperous time, but we can make it better. For a new breeze is blowing, and a world refreshed by freedom seems reborn; for in man's heart, if not in fact, the day of the dictator is over. The totalitarian era is passing, its old ideas blown away like leaves from an ancient, lifeless tree. A new breeze is blowing, and a nation refreshed by freedom stands ready to push on. There is new ground to be broken, and new action to be taken. There are times when the future seems thick as a fog; you sit and wait, hoping the mists will lift and reveal the right path. But this is a time when the future seems a door you can walk right through into a room called tomorrow. Great nations of the world are moving toward democracy through the door to freedom. Men and women of the world move toward free markets through the door to prosperity. The people of the world agitate for free expression and free thought through the door to the moral and intellectual satisfactions that only liberty allows. We know what works: Freedom works. We know what's right: Freedom is right. We know how to secure a more just and prosperous life for man on Earth: through free markets, free speech, free elections, and the exercise of free will unhampered by the state.

„I count my blessings for the fact I don't have to go into that pit that John Major stands in, nose-to-nose with the opposition, all yelling at each other.“

—  George H. W. Bush
Context: I think it's good, stable system. And, you know, dealer's choice. Let them choose what they want for their system, I'm not going to criticize the British or the Australians or anybody else. But, we've got a stable system, in the sense of presidential leadership, continuity, and I wouldn't trade it at all. And besides that, I count my blessings for the fact I don't have to go into that pit that John Major stands in, nose-to-nose with the opposition, all yelling at each other. He and I have talked about that, incidentally. I think he does very, very well. But I think that's for him, not for me. When asked about the US system of government compared to parliamentary systems.

„I do not like broccoli and I haven’t liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I’m President of the United States and I’m not going to eat any more broccoli.“

—  George H. W. Bush
Context: I do not like broccoli and I haven’t liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I’m President of the United States and I’m not going to eat any more broccoli. Now look, this is the last statement I’m going to have on broccoli. There are truckloads of broccoli at this very minute descending on Washington. My family is divided. For the broccoli vote out there: Barbara loves broccoli. She has tried to make me eat it. She eats it all the time herself. So she can go out and meet the caravan of broccoli that’s coming in. YouTube clip News conference (22 March 1990) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIKmp-Ualzg

„I come before you and assume the Presidency at a moment rich with promise. We live in a peaceful, prosperous time, but we can make it better.“

—  George H. W. Bush
Inaugural Address (1989), Context: I come before you and assume the Presidency at a moment rich with promise. We live in a peaceful, prosperous time, but we can make it better. For a new breeze is blowing, and a world refreshed by freedom seems reborn; for in man's heart, if not in fact, the day of the dictator is over. The totalitarian era is passing, its old ideas blown away like leaves from an ancient, lifeless tree. A new breeze is blowing, and a nation refreshed by freedom stands ready to push on. There is new ground to be broken, and new action to be taken. There are times when the future seems thick as a fog; you sit and wait, hoping the mists will lift and reveal the right path. But this is a time when the future seems a door you can walk right through into a room called tomorrow. Great nations of the world are moving toward democracy through the door to freedom. Men and women of the world move toward free markets through the door to prosperity. The people of the world agitate for free expression and free thought through the door to the moral and intellectual satisfactions that only liberty allows. We know what works: Freedom works. We know what's right: Freedom is right. We know how to secure a more just and prosperous life for man on Earth: through free markets, free speech, free elections, and the exercise of free will unhampered by the state.

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