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Quote Left My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins in five minutes. Quote Right
Quote Left You do not examine legislation in the light of the benefits it will convey if properly administered, but in the light of the wrongs it would do and the harms it would cause if improperly administered. Quote Right
Quote Left Our neighbors in Virginia are just as responsible for these killings as the criminals are because they won't pass strong gun control legislation. Quote Right
Quote Left Do the days work. If it be to protect the rights of the weak, whoever objects, do it. If it be to help a powerful corporation better to serve the people, whatever the opposition, do that. Expect to be called a stand-patter, but dont be a stand-patter. Expect to be called a demagogue, but dont be a demagogue. Dont hesitate to be as revolutionary as science. Dont hesitate to be as reactionary as the multiplication table. Dont expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong. Dont hurry to legislate. Give administration a chance to catch up with legislation. Quote Right
Quote Left All legislation, all government, all society is founded upon the principle of mutual concession, politeness, comity, courtesy upon these everything is based...Let him who elevates himself above humanity, above its weaknesses, its infirmities, its wants, its necessities, say, if he pleases, I will never compromise but let no one who is not above the frailties of our common nature disdain compromises. Quote Right
Quote Left Once you attempt legislation upon religious grounds, you open the way for every kind of intolerance and religious persecution. Quote Right
Quote Left The Science of Government it is my Duty to study, more than all other Sciences: the Art of Legislation and Administration and Negotiation, ought to take Place, indeed to exclude in a manner all other Arts. I must study Politicks and War that my sons may have liberty to study Mathematicks and Philosophy. My sons ought to study Mathematicks and Philosophy, Geography, natural History, Naval Architecture, navigation, Commerce and Agriculture, in order to give their Children a right to study Painting, Poetry, Musick, Architecture, Statuary, Tapestry and Porcelaine. Quote Right
Quote Left Momentum continues to grow in Congress to pass legislation to protect homes, small businesses, and other private property against unreasonable government use of the power of eminent domain, Quote Right
Quote Left Buckfield, Maine, has a rather unusual law regarding cab drivers and sex. The legislation declares that no taxi driver 'will be allowed' to charge a fare to any passenger who give him 'sexual favors' in return for a ride home from a nightclub or other 'establishment which serves alcoholic beverages,' or any 'place of business' selling liquor. [Well I think we all know what folks do when they're a little short of cash and far from home afterhours in Buckfield.] Quote Right
Quote Left Ours is an age of criticism, to which everything must be subjected. The sacredness of religion, and the authority of legislation, are by many regarded as grounds for exemption from the examination by this tribunal, But, if they are exempted, and cannot lay claim to sincere respect, which reason accords only to that which has stood the test of a free and public examination. Quote Right
Quote Left I must resist it [a rider on an appropriation bill] to the last extremity. I say, first, I object to the repeal of important legislation desig... Quote Right
Quote Left A country survives its legislation. That truth should not comfort the conservative nor depress the radical. For it means that public policy can enlarge its scope and increase its audacity, can try big experiments without trembling too much over the result. This nation could enter upon the most radical experiments and could afford to fail in them. Quote Right
Quote Left None of the ethics legislation that's pending would have had any effect on that investigation. We have bribery laws on the books, and it's always been illegal to hand over bags of cash. Quote Right
Quote Left Language is legislation, speech is its code. We do not see the power which is in speech because we forget that all speech is a classification, and that all classifications are oppressive. Quote Right
Quote Left All legislation, all government, all society is founded upon the principle of mutual concession, politeness, comity, courtesy; upon these everything is based...Let him who elevates himself above humanity, above its weaknesses, its infirmities, its wants, its necessities, say, if he pleases, I will never compromise; but let no one who is not above the frailties of our common nature disdain compromises. Quote Right
Quote Left In the South where slavery still exists, the Negroes are less carefully kept apart they sometimes share the labors and the recreations of the whites the whites consent to intermix with them to a certain extent, and although legislation treats them more harshly, the habits of the people are more tolerant and compassionate. Quote Right
Quote Left When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators. Quote Right
Quote Left A good compromise, a good piece of legislation, is like a good sentence; or a good piece of music. Everybody can recognize it. They say, 'Huh. It works. It makes sense.' Quote Right
Quote Left 'Congressman Robert Torricelli gave a speech on how to get your Congressperson to co-sponsor and support legislation you want. The Congressman's advice was to pester the life out of your representative. Write/phone and, if possible, visit his/her office. Bring others with you if you can, to show more support. Keep up the pressure, and encourage as many others as you can to do the same until the Congressperson becomes inundated with letters and phone calls. He reminded us that the other side works very hard to stop legislation that would benefit animals, and we must work just as hard, or even harder, if we want these bills to pass.' Quote Right
Quote Left Nearly all legislation involves a weighing of public needs as against private desires and likewise a weighing of relative social values. Quote Right
Quote Left My fellow Americans I'm pleased to tell you today that I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes. (Comment while testing a microphone before a broadcast 11 Aug 84) Quote Right
Quote Left As a rule of thumb, Congressional legislation that is bipartisan is usually twice as bad as legislation that is partisan. Quote Right
Quote Left Morals are in all countries the result of legislation and government; they are not African or Asian or European: they are good or bad. Quote Right
Quote Left Inflation is the one form of taxation that can be imposed without legislation. Quote Right
Quote Left Nearly all legislation involves a weighing of public needs as against private desires; and likewise a weighing of relative social values. Quote Right
Quote Left One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation. Quote Right
Quote Left a balanced piece of legislation that is truly reform. Quote Right
Quote Left A majority of Americans oppose partial-birth abortion, and Judge Hamilton's decision flies in the face of Congress passing and President Bush signing legislation banning such horrible acts of violence. Quote Right
Quote Left Educational ... legislation nowadays is largely in the hands of illiterate people, and the illiterate will take good care that their illiterac... Quote Right
Quote Left My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I’ve just signed legislation which outlaws Russia. The bombing begins in five minutes. Quote Right
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