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 Post subject: September 21, 1983 James Watt’s Final Gaffe
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September 21, 1983 James Watt’s Final Gaffe

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"My responsibility is to follow the Scriptures which call upon us to occupy the land until Jesus returns." -- James G. Watt, The Washington Post, May 24, 1981

"We will mine more, drill more, cut more timber."

"That is the delicate balance the Secretary of the Interior must have: to be steward for the natural resources for this generation as well as future generations. I do not know how many future generations we can count on before the Lord returns; whatever it is we have to manage with a skill to leave the resources needed for future generations." -- James G. Watt, testimony before the House Interior Committee, February 1981

"I never use the words Democrats and Republicans. It's liberals and Americans." -- James G. Watt, 1982

"We have every mixture you can have. I have a black, a woman, two Jews and a cripple. And we have talent." -- James G. Watt, describing the members of the U.S. Commission on Fair Market Value Policy for Federal Coal Leasing to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on September 21, 1983; from Bartlett's Online

"Liberals have shifted government into a position of being neutral between right and wrong. By concentrating power in government institutions, liberals chisel at the three pillars of society: the family unit, work ethic and faith. That's not good for America." -- James G. Watt, interview, U.S. News and World Report, November 11, 1985


James Watt was the first prime example of a radical right wing religious wacko (NeoCon) to not be publicly shy about it. He was Ronald Reagan’s first Secretary of the Interior. He was ahead of his time however and finally his foot got stuck in his mouth once too often.

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James Watt was the first prime example of a radical right wing religious wacko (NeoCon) to not be publicly shy about it. He was Ronald Reagan’s first Secretary of the Interior. He was ahead of his time however and finally his foot got stuck in his mouth once too often.


Watt may have been one of the "front men" or "scouts" that the neocon movement put in place to see how vulnerable Americans were to their Dummy Dust.

Watt would be very popular today among the wingers and religious fundies.

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