If the society today allows wrongs to go unchallenged, the impression is created that those wrongs have the approval of the majority.— Barbara Jordan
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We, as human beings, must be willing to accept people who are different from ourselves.
Just remember the world is not a playground but a schoolroom.
Life is not a holiday but an education. One eternal lesson for us all: to teach us how better we should love.
My faith in the Constitution is whole, it is complete, it is total, and I am not going to sit here and be an idle spectator to the diminuation, the subversion, the destruction of the Constitution. It is reason and not passion which must guide our deliberations, guide our debate, and guide our decision.
Today, I am an inquisitor. I shall not sit here and be an idle spectator to the diminution, the subversion, the destruction of the Constitution.
Education remains the key to both economic and political empowerment.
Do not call for black power or green power. Call for brain power.
Credibility in immigration policy can be summed up in one sentence: Those who should get in, get in; those who should be kept out, are kept out; and those who should not be here will be required to leave.
What the people want is very simple - they want an America as good as its promise.
Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o'clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.
I believe that women have a capacity for understanding and compassion which a man structurally does not have, does not have it because he cannot have it. He's just incapable of it.
The majority of the American people still believe that every single individual in this country is entitled to just as much respect, just as much dignity, as every other individual.
How do we create a harmonious society out of so many kinds of people? The key is tolerance -- the one value that is indispensable in creating community.
For our immigration policy to make sense, it is necessary to make distinctions between those who obey the law, and those who violate it.
"We, the people." It is a very elegant beginning. But when that document was completed on the 17th of September in 1787, I was not included in that "We, the people."
One thing is very clear: Illegal immigrants are not entitled to benefits.
If you are dissatisfied with they way things are, then you have got to resolve to change them.
I get from the soil and spirit of Texas the feeling that I, as an individual, can accomplish whatever I want to, and that there are no limits, that you can just keep going, just keep soaring. I like that spirit.
It is both a right and a responsibility of a democratic society to manage immigration so that it serves the national interest.
Justice of right is always to take precedence over might.
I live a day at a time. Each day I look for a kernel of excitement. In the morning, I say: 'What is my exciting thing for today?' Then, I do the day. Don't ask me about tomorrow.
We want to be in control of our lives.
Whether we are jungle fighters, craftsmen, company men, gamesmen, we want to be in control. And when the government erodes that control, we are not comfortable.
We must have an economy that does not force the migrant worker's child to miss school in order to earn...just so the family can eat. That is the moral bankruptcy that trickle-down economics is all about.
All my growth and development led me to believe that if you really do the right thing, and if you play by the rules, and if you?ve got good enough, solid judgment and common sense, that you?re going to be able to do whatever you want to do with your life.
What we have to do is strike a balance between the idea that government should do everything and the idea, the belief, that government ought to do nothing. Strike a balance.
We believe that the people are the source of all governmental power;
that the authority of the people is to be extended, not restricted.
Fairness is an across-the-board requirement for all our interactions with each other ...Fairness treats everbody the same.
Americanization means the process of becoming an American.
It means civic incorporation, becoming a part of the polity - becoming one of us. But that does not mean conformity. We are more than a melting pot, we are a kaleidoscope, where every turn of history refracts new light on the old promise.
We are a heterogeneous party made up of Americans of diverse backgrounds.
The citizens of America expect more. They deserve and they want more than a recital of problems.
In other times, I could stand here and give this kind of exposition on the beliefs of the Democratic Party and that would be enough. But today that is not enough. People want more.
If you had to work in the environment of Washington, D.
C., as I do, and watch those men who are so imprisoned and so confined by their eighteenth-century thought patterns, you would know that if anybody is going to be liberated, it's men who must be liberated in this country.
I do not bring any professional knowledge of the issue to bear, but what I do bring to my consideration of immigration is a deepened and highly sensitized feeling with those persons who feel alien in our country. I can feel the strangeness they feel because it is something I have experienced in a different area.
...for the system to be credible, people actually have to be deported at the end of the process.
It is a privilege to serve people, a privilege that must be earned, and once earned, there is an obligation to do something good with it.
I have faith in young people because I know the strongest emotions which prevail are those of love and caring and belief and tolerance.
The Commission agrees that the federal government should help alleviate these costs. The best way to do so is to reduce illegal immigration.... We recommend immediate reimbursement of criminal justice costs, because these conditions can now be met, but we urge further study of the costs of health care and education before impact aid is provided.
I never wanted to be run of the mill.
Even as I stand here and admit that we have made mistakes I still believe that as the people of America sit in judgment on each party, they will recognize that our mistakes were mistakes of the heart. They'll recognize that.
The stakes ... are too high for government to be a spectator sport.
The Supreme Court has always been the last bastion of the protection of our freedoms.
I felt somehow for many years that George Washington and Alexander Hamilton just left me out by mistake. But through the process of amendment, interpretation, and court decision, I have finally been included in "We, the people."
Life is too large to hang out a sign: 'For Men Only.
The earth is bread we take and eat.
The Commission endorses prevention as the principal strategy to use in deterring illegal entries. We applaud the efforts of innovative Border Patrol leaders such as Silvestre Reyes with Operation Hold the Line in El Paso. Operation Hold the Line demonstrated that a strategic use of personnel and technology can combine at our land border, as it has for many years at our airports, to reduce unauthorized crossings.
We can certainly defuse the intensity of the anti-immigrant feeling if we can bring some reality to the discussion by showing that they are not using that many resources.
...we must face the fact that unilateral action on the part of the United States will never be enough to stop illegal immigration. Immigrants come here illegally from source countries where conditions prevail that encourage or even compel them to leave. Attacking the causes of illegal migration is essential and will require international cooperation.
[It is] one of the most complex and emotional issues of out time.
The arts are not a frill. The arts are a response to our individuality and our nature, and help to shape our identity. What is there that can transcend deep difference and stubborn divisions? The arts. They have a wonderful universality. Art has the potential to unify. It can speak in many languages without a translator. The arts do not discriminate. The arts lift us up.
A spirit of harmony can only survive if each of us remembers, when bitterness and self-interest seem to prevail, that we share a common destiny.