Dick Armey

American economist and politician (born 1940)

Richard Keith "Dick" Armey (born July 7, 1940, in Cando, North Dakota) is a former U.S. Representative from Texas's 26th congressional district, (19852003) and House Majority Leader (19952003). He was one of the architects of the "Republican Revolution" of the 1990s, in which Republicans were elected to majorities of both houses of Congress for the first time in four decades, and the chief author of the Republican Contract with America.



  • America’s Christian conservative movement is confronted with this divide: small-government advocates who want to practice their faith independent of heavy-handed government versus big-government sympathizers who want to impose their version of 'righteousness' on others through the hammer of law.... Our movement must avoid the temptations of power and those who would twist the good intentions of Christian voters to support policies that undermine freedom and grow government.
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