quote by Peter Benenson

Those who today still feel a sense of impotence can do something: they can support Amnesty International. They can help it to stand up for freedom and justice.

— Peter Benenson

Simplistic Amnesty quotations

Amnesty International continues to report that extra judicial tortures and murders continue. This is not democracy that we are exporting to Mexico, and this is certainly not what the Mexican workers signed up for.

...a political struggle that does not have women at the heart of it, above it, below it, and within it is no struggle at all.

The Yuppies are not defectors from revolt, they are a new race, assured, amnestied, exculpated, moving with ease in the world of performance, mentally indifferent to any objective other than that of change and advertising.

This is President Obama’s number one political agenda item because he knows we will never again have a Republican president, ever, if amnesty goes into effect.


It means a great deal to those who are oppressed to know that they are not alone. And never let anyone tell you that what you are doing is insignificant.

We are way more powerful when we turn to each other and not on each other, when we celebrate our diversity, focus on our commonality, and together tear down the mighty walls of injustice.

Amnesty is a terrible policy, and it's terrible politics.

It's a terrible policy because you are rewarding people for breaking the law.

Republicans rejected calls for amnesty and we've fought efforts to provide illegal aliens with taxpayer funded benefits. The American people are far closer to our Republican approach to border security than they are to Nancy Pelosi's approach.

We know that a ready amnesty tends to be an invitation to more illegal entries.


I said it's impossible to have an amnesty without ID cards and a clean database, because you firstly don't have any incentives for people to actually come up front and register, and make themselves available, and secondly you have no means of tracking them.

Donald Trump also will repeal all these executive amnesty orders that President Obama has put into place.

You couldn't have a more clear choice between Donald Trump and I, who will end illegal immigration in this country, and - and Hillary Clinton, who will pursue more of the same, executive amnesty, open borders, which the American people are sick and tired of.

(Carmine Crocco) A farm-labourer and cowherd, had joined the Bourbon army, killed a comrade in a brawl, deserted and lived as an outlaw for ten years. He joined the liberal insurgents in 1860 in the hope of an amnesty for his past offences, and subsequently became the most formidable guerilla chief and leader of men on the Bourbon side.

Amnesty is as good for those who give it as for those who receive it.

It has the admirable quality of bestowing mercy on both sides.


I think Obama has redefined the Democratic Party.

It used to be the party of acid, amnesty, and abortion, and now it's surrender, socialism, and subprime mortgages.

I never understood whether the word 'amnesty' is correct or not.

Maybe I am not very intelligent but I checked the dictionary to find the meaning.

As I rejected amnesty, so I reject revenge.

I ask all Americans who ever asked for goodness and mercy in their lives, who ever sought forgiveness for their trespasses, to join in rehabilitating all the casualties of the tragic conflict of the past.

We feel a pathway to citizenship would reward illegal activity, .

.. Amnesty encourages further illegal immigration.

Amnesty will not help balance our budget .

.. In fact, a large-scale amnesty is likely to add trillions of dollars to the debt over time, accelerate Medicare's and Social Security's slide into insolvency and put enormous strain on our public-assistance programs.


Amnesty is not the answer as it will only encourage more illegal immigrants to enter.

Our country will not stand for any political plan that includes amnesty for insurgents.

I have never supported amnesty, and I led the fight against Chuck Schumer's gang of eight amnesty legislation in the Senate.

Amnesty, that noble word, the genuine dictate of wisdom.

The American people likewise want to see enforcement first, no tricks, no triggers, no amnesty, enforcing existing laws and closing loopholes to reaffirm that our great Republic is, in fact, a nation of laws.


Amnesty is the magnet. Other magnets that you mentioned are anchor babies who get benefits in this country and employer deductions for employees, even if they are here illegally, which Mr. King is addressing.

I would vote against anything that grants amnesty because I think it destroys your ability to enforce the existing law

President Obama and Hillary Clinton support sanctuary cities.

They support catch and release on the border. They support visa overstays. They support the release of dangerous, dangerous, dangerous, criminals from detention. And, they support unconstitutional executive amnesty.

Donald Trump's laid out a plan to end illegal immigration once and for all in America. We've been talking it to death for 20 years. Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine want to continue the policies of open borders, amnesty, catch and release, sanctuary cities, all the things that are driving wages down in this country.

You are going to hear many things from Mr.

Trump today in his speech on immigration. One, no amnesty. He is absolutely going to build that wall. That`s been the center piece of his campaign from day one.


We will break the cycle of amnesty and illegal immigration. There will be no amnesty.

How arrogant - how very far from humility - would be the self-satisfied, smug assurance that God, a tidy-up-after-us God will come and clean up our mess? Hope for a nanny God, who will with a miracle grant us amnesty from our folly - thats not aligned with either history or the text of the Bible.

no study has brought out any solid evidence that the death penalty deters crime.

In fact, Amnesty reports that 'the murder rate in states which use the death penalty is twice that of states which do not, according to FBI statistics.

In income tax, there is no case for amnesty.

We women are constantly at war with our bodies, it is hard to find amnesty for ourselves.

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