We cannot simply speak out against an escalation of troops in Iraq, we must act to prevent it... There can be no doubt that the Constitution gives Congress the authority to decide whether to fund military action, and Congress can demand a justification from the president for such action before it appropriates the funds to carry it out.
simply quotesspeak quotesescalation quotestroops quotesiraq quotesact quotesprevent quotesdoubt quotesconstitution quotescongress quotesauthority quotesdecide quotesfund quotesmilitary quotesaction quotesdemand quotesjustification quotespresident quotesaction quotesappropriates quotesfunds quotescarry quotes
Immigrant families have integrated themselves into our communities, establishing deep roots. Whenever they have settled, they have made lasting contributions to the economic vitality and diversity of our communities and our nation. Our economy depends on these hard-working, taxpaying workers. They have assisted America in its economic boom.
immigrant quotesfamilies quotesintegrated quotescommunities quotesestablishing quotesdeep quotesroots quotessettled quotesmade quoteslasting quotescontributions quoteseconomic quotesvitality quotesdiversity quotescommunities quotesnation quoteseconomy quotesdepends quoteshardworking quotestaxpaying quotesworkers quotesassisted quotesamerica quotesboom quotes
If Saddam's regime and survival are threatened [by invasion], he will have nothing to lose, and may use everything at his disposal... If weapons of mass destruction land on Israeli soil, killing innocent civilians, the experts I have consulted believe Israel will retaliate, and possibly with nuclear weapons... Nor can we rule out the possibility that Saddam would assault American forces with chemical or biological weapons.
saddams quotesregime quotessurvival quotesthreatened quotesinvasion quoteslose quotesdisposal quotesweapons quotesmass quotesdestruction quotesland quotesisraeli quotessoil quoteskilling quotesinnocent quotescivilians quotesexperts quotesconsulted quotesisrael quotesretaliate quotespossibly quotesnuclear quotesweapons quotesrule quotespossibility quotessaddam quotesassault quotesamerican quotesforces quoteschemical quotesbiological quotesweapons quotes
Historians will come to their own judgments about President Kennedy. Here is how I choose to remember him. He was an heir to wealth who felt the anguish of the poor. He was an orator of excellence who spoke for the voiceless. He was a son of Harvard who reached out to the sons and daughters of Appalachia. He was a man of special grace who had a special care for the retarded and handicapped. He was a hero of war who fought hardest for peace. He said and proved in word and deed that one man can make a difference.
historians quotesjudgments quotespresident quoteskennedy quoteschoose quotesremember quotesheir quoteswealth quotesfelt quotesanguish quotespoor quotesorator quotesexcellence quotesspoke quotesvoiceless quotesson quotesharvard quotesreached quotessons quotesdaughters quotesappalachia quotesman quotesspecial quotesgrace quotescare quotesretarded quoteshandicapped quoteshero quoteswar quotesfought quoteshardest quotespeace quotesproved quotesword quotesdeed quotesmake quotesdifference quotes
Earlier this week ... scientists announced the completion of a task that once seemed unimaginable; and that is, the deciphering of the entire DNA sequence of the human genetic code. This amazing accomplishment is likely to affect the 21st century as profoundly as the invention of the computer or the splitting of the atom affected the 20th century. I believe that the 21st century will be the century of life sciences, and nothing makes that point more clearly than this momentous discovery. It will revolutionize medicine as we know it today.
earlier quotesweek quotesscientists quotesannounced quotescompletion quotestask quotesunimaginable quotesdeciphering quotesentire quotesdna quotessequence quoteshuman quotesgenetic quotescode quotesamazing quotesaccomplishment quotesaffect quotes21st quotescentury quotesprofoundly quotesinvention quotescomputer quotessplitting quotesatom quotesaffected quotes20th quotescentury quoteslife quotessciences quotesmakes quotespoint quotesmomentous quotesdiscovery quotesrevolutionize quotesmedicine quotestoday quotes
If we set the precedent of limiting the First Amendment, in order to protect the sensibilities of those who are offended by flag burning, what will we say the next time someone is offended by some other minority view, or by some other person's exercise of the freedom the Constitution is supposed to protect?
For all my years in public life, I have believed that America must sail toward the shores of liberty and justice for all. There is no end to that journey, only the next great voyage. We know the future will outlast all of us, but I believe that all of us will live on in the future we make.
The AMA puts the lives and well being of the American citizens well below it's own special interest...It deserves to be ignored, rejected, and forgotten. No amount of historical gymnastics can hide the public record of AMA opposition to virtually every major health reform in the past 50 years....The AMA has turned into a propaganda organ purveying 'medical politics' for deceiving the Congress, the people, and the doctors of America themselves.
ama quotesputs quoteslives quotesamerican quotescitizens quotesspecial quotesinterestit quotesdeserves quotesrejected quotesforgotten quotesamount quoteshistorical quotesgymnastics quoteshide quotespublic quotesrecord quotesopposition quotesvirtually quotesmajor quoteshealth quotesreform quotespast quotes50 quotesyearsthe quotesturned quotespropaganda quotesorgan quotespurveying quotesmedical quotespolitics quotesdeceiving quotescongress quotespeople quotesdoctors quotesamerica quotes
If a legislator is safe from competition, or if he represents groups with the same economic and political beliefs, he does not have to change his ideas or respond to the needs of the broader population. He can rest content with a mediocre, absentee performance knowing he will be returned to office. And as he is returned year after year the seniority system gives him immense control over people from other parts of the country whose views he need not heed at all.
legislator quotessafe quotescompetition quotesrepresents quotesgroups quoteseconomic quotespolitical quotesbeliefs quoteschange quotesideas quotesrespond quotesbroader quotespopulation quotesrest quotescontent quotesmediocre quotesabsentee quotesperformance quotesknowing quotesreturned quotesoffice quotesyear quotesseniority quotessystem quotesimmense quotescontrol quotespeople quotesparts quotescountry quotesviews quotesheed quotes
Were I to make the announcement and to run, the reasons I would run is because I have a great belief in this country [America]. ... There's more natural resources than any nation in the world; the greatest education population in the world; the greatest technology of any country in the world; the greatest capacity for innovation in the world; and the greatest political system in the world.
make quotesannouncement quotesrun quotesreasons quotesrun quotesgreat quotesbelief quotescountry quotesamerica quotesnatural quotesresources quotesnation quotesworld quotesgreatest quoteseducation quotespopulation quotestechnology quotescapacity quotesinnovation quotespolitical quotessystem quotesworld quotes
Legal immigrants play by the rules and come in under the law. They work, raise their families, pay taxes, and serve in the Armed Forces. ... Legal immigrants do not seek to cross the border, or overstay their visas. They come here the right way. ... And, by and large, they are here as the result of reunifying families...
I don't think America can just drill itself out of its current energy situation. We don't need to destroy the environment to meet our energy needs. We need smart, comprehensive, common-sense approaches that balance the need to increase domestic energy supplies with the need to maximize energy efficiency.
Wanted or unwanted, I believe that human life, even at its earliest stages, has certain rights which must be recognized "" the right to be born, the right to love, the right to grow old....When history looks back to this era it should recognize this generation as one which cared about human beings enough to halt the practice of war, to provide a decent living for every family, and to fulfill its responsibility to its children from the very moment of conception.
wanted quotesunwanted quoteshuman quoteslife quotesearliest quotesstages quotesrights quotesrecognized quotesborn quoteslove quotesgrow quotesoldwhen quoteshistory quotesback quotesera quotesrecognize quotesgeneration quotescared quotesbeings quoteshalt quotespractice quoteswar quotesprovide quotesdecent quotesliving quotesfamily quotesfulfill quotesresponsibility quoteschildren quotesmoment quotesconception quotes
My colleague Sen. Rick Santorum, Pennsylvania Republican, erroneously suggested that I support the teaching of intelligent design as an alternative to biological evolution. That simply is not true. ... Unlike biological evolution, intelligent design is not a genuine scientific theory and, therefore, has no place in the curriculum of our nation's public school science classes.
colleague quotessen quotesrick quotessantorum quotespennsylvania quotesrepublican quoteserroneously quotessuggested quotessupport quotesteaching quotesintelligent quotesdesign quotesalternative quotesbiological quotesevolution quotessimply quotestrue quotesunlike quotesevolution quotesgenuine quotesscientific quotestheory quotesplace quotescurriculum quotesnations quotespublic quotesschool quotesscience quotesclasses quotes
Although my doctors informed me that I suffered a cerebral concussion, as well as shock, I do not seek to escape responsibility for my actions by placing the blame either on the physical and emotional trauma brought on by the accident, or on anyone else. I regard as indefensible the fact that I did not report the accident to the police immediately.
doctors quotesinformed quotessuffered quotescerebral quotesconcussion quotesshock quotesseek quotesescape quotesresponsibility quotesactions quotesplacing quotesblame quotesphysical quotesemotional quotestrauma quotesbrought quotesaccident quotesregard quotesindefensible quotesfact quotesreport quotesaccident quotespolice quotesimmediately quotes
We should stop the non-scientific, pseudo-scientific, and anti-scientific nonsense emanating from the right wing, and start demanding immediate action to reduce global warming and prevent catastrophic climate change that may be on our horizon now. We must not let the [Bush] Administration distort science and rewrite and manipulate scientific reports in other areas. We must not let it turn the Environmental Protection Agency into the Environmental Pollution Agency.
stop quotesnonscientific quotespseudoscientific quotesantiscientific quotesnonsense quotesemanating quoteswing quotesstart quotesdemanding quotesaction quotesreduce quotesglobal quoteswarming quotesprevent quotescatastrophic quotesclimate quoteschange quoteshorizon quotesbush quotesadministration quotesdistort quotesscience quotesrewrite quotesmanipulate quotesscientific quotesreports quotesareas quotesturn quotesenvironmental quotesprotection quotesagency quotespollution quotesagency quotes
People of faith should not invoke the power of the state to decide what everyone can believe or think or read or do. In such cases, like abortion or prayer or prohibition or sexual identity, the proper role of religion is to appeal to the free conscience of each person, not the coercive rule of secular law.
people quotesfaith quotesinvoke quotespower quotesstate quotesdecide quotesread quotescases quotesabortion quotesprayer quotesprohibition quotessexual quotesidentity quotesproper quotesrole quotesreligion quotesappeal quotesfree quotesconscience quotesperson quotescoercive quotesrule quotessecular quoteslaw quotes
I believe that religious witness should not mobilize public authority to impose a view where a decision is inherently private in nature or where people are deeply divided about whether it is... Americans are plainly and persistently divided about abortion and the fiat of government cannot settle the issue as a matter of conscience or of conduct.
religious quoteswitness quotesmobilize quotespublic quotesauthority quotesimpose quotesview quotesdecision quotesinherently quotesprivate quotesnature quotespeople quotesdeeply quotesdivided quotesamericans quotesplainly quotespersistently quotesabortion quotesfiat quotesgovernment quotessettle quotesissue quotesmatter quotesconscience quotesconduct quotes
We should strengthen our immigration laws to prevent the importation of foreign wages and working conditions. We should make it illegal for employers to lay off Americans and then fill their jobs by bringing in workers from overseas. Any U.S. employer who wishes to hire from abroad - even for temporary jobs - should have to recruit U.S. workers first. And we should end the unskilled immigration that competes with young Americans just entering the job market.
strengthen quotesimmigration quoteslaws quotesprevent quotesimportation quotesforeign quoteswages quotesworking quotesconditions quotesmake quotesillegal quotesemployers quoteslay quotesamericans quotesfill quotesjobs quotesbringing quotesworkers quotesoverseas quotesemployer quoteswishes quoteshire quotesabroad quotestemporary quotesrecruit quotesend quotesunskilled quotescompetes quotesyoung quotesentering quotesjob quotesmarket quotes
The separation of church and state can sometimes be frustrating for women and men of religious faith. They may be tempted to misuse government in order to impose a value which they cannot persuade others to accept. But once we succumb to that temptation, we step onto a slippery slope where everyone's freedom is at risk.
separation quoteschurch quotesstate quotesfrustrating quoteswomen quotesmen quotesreligious quotesfaith quotestempted quotesmisuse quotesgovernment quotesorder quotesimpose quotespersuade quotesaccept quotessuccumb quotestemptation quotesstep quotesslippery quotesslope quoteseveryones quotesfreedom quotesrisk quotes
The real transgression occurs when religion wants government to tell citizens how to live uniquely personal parts of their lives. The failure of Prohibition proves the futility of such an attempt when a majority or even a substantial minority happens to disagree. Some questions may be inherently individual ones, or people may be sharply divided about whether they are. In such cases, like Prohibition and abortion, the proper role of religion is to appeal to the conscience of the individual, not the coercive power of the state.
real quotestransgression quotesoccurs quotesreligion quotesgovernment quotescitizens quoteslive quotesuniquely quotespersonal quotesparts quoteslives quotesfailure quotesprohibition quotesproves quotesfutility quotesattempt quotesmajority quotessubstantial quotesminority quotesdisagree quotesquestions quotesinherently quotesindividual quotespeople quotessharply quotesdivided quotescases quotesabortion quotesproper quotesrole quotesappeal quotesconscience quotesindividual quotescoercive quotespower quotesstate quotes
My brother need not be idealized, or enlarged in death beyond what he was in life; to be remembered simply as a good and decent man, who saw wrong and tried to right it, saw suffering and tried to heal it, saw war and tried to stop it. Those of us who loved him and who take him to his rest today, pray that what he was to us, and what he wished for others will some day come to pass for all the world. As he said many times, in many parts of this nation, to those he touched and who sought to touch him: 'Some men see things as they are and say why. I dream things that never were and say why not.'
brother quotesidealized quotesenlarged quotesdeath quoteslife quotesremembered quotessimply quotesgood quotesdecent quotesman quoteswrong quotessuffering quotesheal quoteswar quotesstop quotesloved quotesrest quotestoday quotespray quoteswished quotesday quotespass quotesworld quotestimes quotesparts quotesnation quotestouched quotessought quotestouch quotessome quotesmen quotesthings quotesdream quotesnot quotes
Regulation has gone astray. . . . Either because they have become captives of regulated industries or captains of outmoded administrative agencies, regulators all too often encourage or approve unreasonably high prices, inadequate service, and anticompetitive behavior. The cost of this regulation is always passed on to the consumer. And that cost is astronomical.
regulation quotesastray quotescaptives quotesregulated quotesindustries quotescaptains quotesoutmoded quotesadministrative quotesagencies quotesregulators quotesencourage quotesapprove quotesunreasonably quoteshigh quotesprices quotesinadequate quotesservice quotesanticompetitive quotesbehavior quotescost quotesregulation quotespassed quotesconsumer quotesastronomical quotes
Our commitment to this founding principle is especially relevant today. Americans are united as rarely before in compassion and generosity for our fellow citizens whose lives have been devastated by Hurricane Katrina, The powerful winds and floodwater of Katrina tore away the mask that has hidden from public view the many Americans who are left out and left behind.
commitment quotesfounding quotesprinciple quotesrelevant quotestoday quotesamericans quotesunited quotesrarely quotescompassion quotesgenerosity quotesfellow quotescitizens quoteslives quotesdevastated quoteshurricane quoteskatrina quotespowerful quoteswinds quotesfloodwater quoteskatrina quotestore quotesmask quoteshidden quotespublic quotesview quotesleft quotes
This is the greatest lesson a child can learn. It is the greatest lesson anyone can learn. It has been the greatest lesson I have learned: if you persevere, stick w/it, work @ it, you have a real opportunity to achieve something. Sure, there will be storms along the way. And you might not reach your goal right away. But if you do your best and keep a true compass, you'll get there.