Candidates With Deeply Held Christian Beliefs Are Unfit and Disqualified From Serving As A Federal Judge.— Charles Schumer
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I think teaching should be an exalted profession, not a picked-on profession.
Democrats don't relate to middle-class people.
We're going to hammer guns on the anvil of relentless legislative strategy! We're going to beat guns into submission!
Do not let arguments of expediency persuade you.
That is the slow road to oblivion. That is the tortured path to undoing step by step, bit by bit, as the river creates a canyon, the way of life that we love.
I believe the war on terror is the vital discussion of this decade and of our generation, probably. To win the war on terror, you need a good offense and a good defense. On defense, I regret to say, basically, this administration has not come close to doing what is necessary.
If we say the Geneva Convention is obsolete, then what do others who have our soldiers say?
All we ask for is registration, just like we do for cars.
A devastating commentary on the war in Iraq is that we have been unable to spend money on infrastructure.
In a brave new world, a post-September 11 world, anyone is going to make certain mistakes. The mistakes that have been made on homeland security, on protecting our Nation from another terrorist attack, are mistakes of omission. We are simply not doing enough.
The only people who use them [so-called assault weapons] are mass murderers.
We are on the precipice of a crisis, a Constitutional crisis.
The checks and balances, which have been at the core of this Republic, are about to be evaporated by the nuclear option. The checks and balances that say if you get 51% of the vote, you don't get your way 100% of the time. It is amazing, it's almost a temper tantrum.
As long as the Palestinians send terrorists onto school buses and to nightclubs to blow up people, Israel has no choice but to build the fence.
I basically believe that until China stop stealing our intellectual property, and until they stop keeping our companies out that do good things, the amount we will gain from export jobs is minimized, and the amount we lose in middle class incomes is maximized.
If you talk privately to our tech companies, our pharmaceutical companies, our high-end manufacturing companies, the high end of America, where the good-paying jobs are, China is not letting them in unless China gets to steal their intellectual property in a company that`s 51 percent owned by the Chinese.
President Trump ought to realize, he's not campaigning anymore.
He's president. And instead of talking about how many people showed up at his inauguration, he ought to be talking about how many people are going to stay into the middle class and move into the middle class.
We're here to tell the NRA their nightmare is true.
I'm strongly for a patient Bill of Rights. Decisions ought to be made by doctors, not accountants.
Inaction is perhaps the greatest mistake of all.
I'm totally opposed to vouchers. I will fight them tooth and nail.
I made education the highest priority of my campaign - actually education and jobs - and the reason is a simple one: I think the future of America depends on it.
I'd like to see the health care professionals making decisions, not some bureaucrat in Indianapolis working for an insurance company.
Ideological warriors whether from the Left or the Right are bad news for the bench. They tend to make law, not interpret law. And that's not what any of us should want from our judges.
But these days there are a lot of younger people who would like to go into teaching but don't because the economic opportunities are sometimes elsewhere.
Anyone who thinks they have a monopoly on truth, and there is only one way to see the world, always gets us into trouble.
I respect people who feel things passionately.
I do. But when someone is a judge, that is not what they should bring to the bench. It is not really passion, except in rare instances, that serves the bench well. It is, rather, an ability to understand the law and follow it.
I am deeply skeptical of trade deals in general.
But the only way they can get a number of Democrats is by doing a strong real currency bill that goes after the worst of the trading partners, the one that`s stealing our high-end jobs.
If other cows with mad cow disease were slaughtered, we wouldn't know where to begin looking for people who might have been affected, .. With a comprehensive tracking system, we would.
America is a place where we all come together. It is a place of consensus.
Giving up even an ounce of precious freedom is a very serious thing to do.
Barack Obama knows that to create an economy built to last, we need to focus on middle-class families. Families who stay up on Sunday nights pacing the floor, like my dad did, while their children, tucked in bed, dream big dreams. Families who aren't sure what Monday morning will bring, but who believe our nation's best days are still ahead.
Whether you are a Democrat or Republican, whether you are a liberal or a conservative, we know that neither this President nor prior Presidents of both parties did everything right or we would not have had a 9/11.
I told the President, I told Rahm Emanuel and others in the administration that I thought the policy they took to try to bring about negotiations is counter-productive, because when you give the Palestinians hope that the United States will do its negotiating for them, they are not going to sit down and talk.
But I don't think the Democratic Party is at eye level with the middle class.
Obviously, there are conservatives who are in the mainstream and conservatives who would take people's rights away.
We tend to talk, Democrats, as a party, in legislative terms.
Arafat was a barrier to peace.
We need to make sure middle-class people are able to pay the bills.
We need to make sure that poor people don't starve. Those are values, too.
Soft money will find its way and seep into the political system and corrode it, unless we plug every hole.
It is essential that all Americans take the time to honor and remember those individuals who gave their lives in defense of our liberty.
What we are going to do as Democrats is put together a really strong platform that focuses on jobs and economic issues.
Bigotry has always been the poison of America, and we oughta do everything to eradicate it with no excuses or explanations.
Democratic Rep. Charles Schumer of New York made a plea to Livingston, the incoming speaker. These new hearings, these new subpoenas wave a red flag that common sense and common wisdom are not welcome here, .. Mr. Livingston, this may be the first and most important task you will ever face as speaker. Lead us out of this abyss.
This bill [Immigration Reform and Control act of 1986] is a gamble, a riverboat gamble. There is no guarantee that employer sanctions will work or that amnesty will work. We are headed into uncharted waters.
The thing I'd want people to say about me is that, in some way, I helped bring the Senate and the Congress back to what it used to be, the people's branch of government, doing things that made a difference in people's lives. I have devoted my life to government.
I feel very strongly that we need to change the way we do trade because it has been one of the major factors that lead to decline of middle class incomes.
If we are going to stay a great power and I hope and pray we will we need the truth. We need to know what is going right and we need to know what is going wrong. There is no greater time than now.
When you run for president you have certain obligations.
One of them would be to avoid even the appearance of conflicts of interest.
When a nominee doesn't get 60 votes, you shouldn't change the rules, you should change the nominee.