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My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins in five minutes.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Morals are in all countries the result of legislation and government; they are not African or Asian or European: they are good or bad.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I say statecraft is soulcraft. Just as all education is moral education because learning conditions conduct, most legislation is moral legislations because it conditions the action and the thought of the nation in broad and important spheres in life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
“I'm very committed to changing legislation to broaden the scope of women's health care but, at the same time, I want to live my life to the fullest.”More [08/16/2006 12:08:00]
Everybody comes to a hearing, and they could be giving the same position paper from 10 years ago. All they need to do is change the dates, … If you look at the tapestry of environmental legislation today . . . both sides have the capacity to block each other.More [07/08/2007 12:07:00]
Narrator: He couldn't get his judges appointed. He had trouble getting his legislation passed, and he lost Republican control of the Senate. His approval ratings in the polls began to sink. He was already beginning to look like a lame duck president. With everything going wrong, he did what any of us would do. He went... on vacation.More [10/28/2007 12:10:00]
The very fact that women now form about one-fifth of the employes in manufacture and commerce in this country has opened a vast field of industrial legislation directly affecting women as wage-earners.More [02/10/2008 12:02:00]
Congress should pass legislation to remove from the federal courts their jurisdiction to hear these outrageous challenges to the Ten Commandments and the Pledge of Allegiance.More [03/23/2008 12:03:00]
Senator Joseph Paine:
I wish to ask my distinguished colleague, has he one scrap of evidence to add now to the defense he did not give and could not give at that same hearing?

Jefferson Smith:
I have no defense against forged papers!

Senator Joseph Paine:
The Committee ruled otherwise! The gentleman stands guilty, as charged. And I believe I speak for every member when I say that no one cares to hear what a man of his condemned character has to say about any section of any legislation before this House.

President of Senate:
Order, order, gentlemen.

Jefferson Smith:
Mr. President, I stand guilty as FRAMED! Because section 40 is graft! And I was ready to say so, I was ready to tell you that a certain man in my state, a Mr. James Taylor, wanted to put through this dam for his own profit. A man who controls a political machine! And controls everything else worth controlling in my state. Yes, and a man even powerful enough to control Congressmen - and I saw three of them in his room the day I went up to see him!

Senator Joseph Paine:
Will the Senator yield?

Jefferson Smith:
No, sir, I will not yield! And this same man, Mr. James Taylor, came down here and offered me a seat in this Senate for the next 20 years if I voted for a dam that he knew, and I knew, was a fraud. But if I dared to open my mouth against that dam, he promised to break me in two.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Attention, Fall-from-Grace. I wish to address your body.

Pardon me?

Your body. Your form. Your reason for selecting it. Why?

Why... I suppose I find it comforting. Besides, I rather like the wings.

It would be more practical for you to assume the form of a modron. It is 13.27% more efficient. Give or take +5.2%.

Why, Nordom, are you trying to court me?

It was not my intention to initiate legislation against you.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
The rule of law should be upheld by all political parties. They should neither advise others to break the law, nor encourage others to do so even when they strongly disagree with the legislation put forward by the government of the day.More [07/30/2009 12:07:00]
If the Union is once severed, the line of separation will grow wider and wider, and the controversies which are now debated and settled in the halls of legislation will then be tried in fields of battle and determined by the sword.More [07/07/2011 09:07:19]
My biggest fight has been between those who wanted to do something incremental and those who wanted to do something comprehensive. We won that fight, and once we kick through this door, there'll be more legislation to follow.More [07/11/2011 03:07:23]
The difficulty with the present state of affairs is that there is no legislation on the sources of funding for the Polish film industry. There is no legislation concerning filmmaking. And, there is no legislation on television that would be beneficial to filmmaking.More [07/16/2011 04:07:17]
My legislation would cut off all funding for trials of anyone from Guantanamo in any court in the United States of America. This bill would help stop the misguided plan to put Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other 9/11 terrorists on trial in Downtown Manhattan.More [08/04/2011 02:08:27]
This legislation confronts the human truth that the need for clean water knows no borders, and proper management and intervention can be a currency for peace and international cooperation.More [09/07/2011 05:09:05]
What is more comforting to the terrorists around the world: the failure to pass the 9/11 legislation because we lacked 'a majority of the majority,' or putting aside partisan politics to enact tough new legislation with America's security foremost in mind?More [09/11/2011 05:09:39]
Cap the well, yes. Clear up the mess, yes. Make compensation - yes, absolutely. But would it be right to have legislation that independently targets BP rather than other companies? I don't think that - would be right.More [09/25/2011 03:09:23]
Even in November 1938, after five years of anti-Semitic legislation and persecution, they still owned, according to the Times correspondent in Berlin, something like a third of the real property in the Reich.More [10/22/2011 03:10:01]
Every proper exertion has been made and will be continued to carry out the wishes of Congress in relation to the tobacco trade, as indicated in the several resolutions of the House of Representatives and the legislation of the two branches.More [10/25/2011 01:10:35]
I mean there's enormous pressures to harmonize freedom of speech legislation and transparency legislation around the world - within the E.U., between China and the United States. Which way is it going to go? It's hard to see.More [11/17/2011 04:11:56]
"It is going to make for a very long and emotional summer. As far as I'm concerned, when anything unusual strikes fear in you is no way to live in the United States of America. But that is what is going to happen until any sort of comprehensive legislation is - Carlos Acosta
passed."More [12/18/2011 03:12:29]
This type of legislation has been very effective in other states and we hope it'll do the same here in North Carolina.More [01/27/2012 02:01:33]
Illinois then had no legislation providing compensation for accident or disease caused by occupation.More [05/03/2012 02:05:13]
Sen. Brown has worked in a bipartisan manner to advance legislation and policies to jump-start the economy, create jobs and put people back to work.More [05/16/2012 03:05:51]
Of course we can help to restrain the vicious and furnish a fair degree of security and protection by legislation and police control, but the real reform which society in these days is seeking will come as a result of religious convictions, or they will not come at all.More [07/31/2012 03:07:17]
We are going to be obviously looking at all legislation to see how it impacts ... job creation and job retention. If we feel it's going to hurt those prospects, we'll be fighting to kill that legislation.More [08/20/2012 08:08:27]
They should also have to pass the standardized tests given to school kids and file conflict of interest forms on legislation affecting themselves, business associates, or family members.More [09/03/2012 05:09:38]
The State of Texas, the Texas Senate and its traditions are much bigger than the tea party or any other movement. The Senate should not pass knee-jerk legislation, like the House. This rule is designed for cooler heads to prevail and for problems to be solved. No one wants legislation shoved down their pie hole. The pendulum will swing the other way soon, so be careful what you wish for.More [09/03/2012 05:09:29]
All the legislation in the world will not abolish kissing.More [09/30/2012 04:09:28]
The attractive idea that we can now have a parliament of man with authority to control the conduct of nations by legislation or an international police force with power to enforce national conformity to rules of right conduct is a counsel of perfection.More [11/30/2012 05:11:38]
The attractive idea that we can now have a parliament of man with authority to control the conduct of nations by legislation or an international police force with power to enforce national conformity.More [11/30/2012 05:11:26]
We believe the National Flood Insurance Program is in need of significant reforms, and that this legislation is an excellent first step in that process.More [03/09/2013 03:03:26]
President Kennedy understood the importance of equal pay for equal work and signed historic legislation that gave women around the country hope that one day their wages would be on par with that of their male counterparts.More [09/17/2013 06:09:17]
The Bush administration and Congressional Republicans have failed to bring up comprehensive energy reform or any piece of legislation for that matter that would lower gas prices, opting instead to give massive subsidies to the oil and gas industry.More [09/17/2013 06:09:41]
Ever since the collapse of cap and trade legislation and the realization that President Obama is unlikely to ever utter the words 'climate change' in public again, much less use the bully pulpit to prepare the nation for the catastrophic risks of inaction, the movement has been in a funk.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Internet safety begins at home and that is why my legislation would require the Federal Trade Commission to design and publish a unique website to serve as a clearinghouse and resource for parents, teachers and children for information on the dangers of surfing the Internet.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Having yet another vote on refinery legislation that uses high oil prices as an excuse to weaken environmental protections and to give more legislative gifts to the oil industry is misguided in the extreme.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
All the laws and legislation in the world will never heal this world like the loving hearts and arms of mothers and fathers. If every child could drift to sleep feeling wrapped in the love of their family - and God's love - this world would be a far more gentle and better place.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
We need more transparency and accountability in government so that people know how their money is being spent. That means putting budgets online, putting legislation online.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
The fact is that we would have had comprehensive health care now, had it not been for Ted Kennedy's deliberately blocking the legislation that I proposed in 1978 or '79.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
The health care reform legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives last night clearly violates the U.S. Constitution and infringes on each state's sovereignty.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Obama has seen to the passage of the most radical legislation in recent American history and so-called 'progressives' should be thanking him for it - even as many of the rest of us rear in horror from its implications.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I am a beneficiary of the American people's generosity, and I hope we can have comprehensive immigration legislation that allows this country to continue to be enriched by those who were not born here.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Environmentalists hate sprawl - except when it comes to the size of their expansive pet legislation on Capitol Hill.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
The Labour party has done more than any other to address gender inequalities, through legislation and other means, and to increase women's representation in politics, which has led to recent increases in the number of female politicians.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I watch too much cable, I admit. Day after day it gets frustrating. Yesterday I watched as someone called legislation to prevent teacher layoffs a bailout - but I know that's not a view held by many, nor were the views I was frustrated about.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
If the president is failing to disclose material facts with regard to legislation being presented to the Congress on a question as important as war and peace, I think it does impair the level of trust that the House and the Senate have for this administration.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
One side-effect of the so-called war on terror has been a crisis of liberalism. This is not only a question of alarmingly illiberal legislation, but a more general problem of how the liberal state deals with its anti-liberal enemies.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
We do not sit as a superlegislature to weigh the wisdom of legislation.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislationMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If anyone tells you that you cannot legislate morality, remeber that legislation IS morality.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is a decision that will bring hope to millions of Americans. I know there's still a long ways to go with the legislation, but a large step has been taken by the majority leader today ... and I admire the majority leader for doing it.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In 22 states parents can’t take kids fishing and eat the fish if they’re lucky enough to catch anything because of mercury. Think about that. In 44% of all river bodies and streams it’s not safe to fish or swim. And yet industrial polluters continue to block legislation that would prevent mercury and MTBE from polluting our water supplies and leaving children with debilitating diseases.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Inflation is taxation without legislationMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Inflation is the one form of taxation that can be imposed without legislation.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The point is that descriptive writing is very rarely entirely accurate and during the reign of Olaf Quimby II as Patrician of Ankh-Morpork some legislation was passed in a determined attempt to “put a stop to this sort of thing and introduce some honesty to reporting”.Thus, if a legend told of a notable hero that “all men spoke of his prowess” any bard who valued his life would hastily add “except for a couple of people in his home village who thought he was a loony, and quite a lot of other people who had neMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It’s hard to believe that in the greatest democracy in the world, we need legislation to prevent the government from writing and paying for the news.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Whereas wine disorders the mental faculties, opium introduces amongst them the most exquisite order, legislation and harmony. Wine robs a man of self-possession; opium greatly invigorates it.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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