quote by Thurgood Marshall

A child born to a Black mother in a state like Mississippi... has exactly the same rights as a white baby born to the wealthiest person in the United States. It's not true, but I challenge anyone to say it is not a goal worth working for.

— Thurgood Marshall

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States rights quote Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest ste

Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip top if you must, but take the step.

All talk on Islamic States is just an empty dream.

No man in his right sense would accept a nation which bases its political administration on religion, and in a country like Malaysia with its multiracial and multireligious people, there is no room for an Islamic State.

When the representative body have lost the confidence of their constituents, when they have notoriously made sale of their most valuable rights, when they have assumed to themselves powers which the people never put into their hands, then indeed their continuing in office becomes dangerous to the state

States rights quote Live your life. Take chances. Be crazy. Don't wait. Because right now is the old

Live your life. Take chances. Be crazy. Don't wait. Because right now is the oldest you've ever been and the youngest you'll ever be again.

Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed;

as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretence, raised in the United States.

The fundamental basis of this nation’s laws was given to Moses on the Mount…If we don’t have a proper fundamental moral background, we will finally end up with a totalitarian government which does not believe in rights for anybody except the State.

While Europe's eye is fix'd on mighty things, The fate of empires and the fall of kings; While quacks of State must each produce his plan, And even children lisp the Rights of Man; Amid this mighty fuss just let me mention, The Rights of Woman merit some attention.

States rights quote Stop being afraid of what could go wrong, and start being excited of what could

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong, and start being excited of what could go right.

Federalism isn’t about states’ rights.

It’s about dividing power to better protect individual liberty.

That these united colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent states; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British crown; and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved.

Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.

States rights quote Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyways.

Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyways.

Of the people, by the people, for the people.

People have a right to violence, to rebel, to fight back.

And given what the United States Government and Western powers have done to the third world, I feel that these countries should fight back.

We must return immigration to a logical, orderly process where people fill out their applications and wait for approval. We must make sure illegal immigrants stop storming our borders. We must establiesh the correct criteria, such as our need for certain job skills or education, for granting the right to immigrate into the United States.

States rights quote If things go wrong, don’t go with them.

If things go wrong, don’t go with them.

Any state, any entity, any ideology that fails to recognize the worth, the dignity, the rights of Man, that state is obsolete.

We have never seen health as a right.

It has been conceived as a privilege, available only to those who can afford it. This is the real reason the American health care system is in such a scandalous state.

Men and women shall have equal rights throughout the United States and every place subject to its jurisdiction.

States rights quote Don't wait. The time will never be just right.

Don't wait. The time will never be just right.

I was talking about no nukes, the farm crisis.

People said that wasn't stuff that a state auditor was supposed to be talking about. Maybe they were right.

If a radical devolution of powers was possible, it would have been done before.

The assumption of states' rights is gone. There's no support for it in the Supreme Court and there's no support for it in public opinion.

The constitutions of most of our States assert that all power is inherent in the people; that... it is their right and duty to be at all times armed.

States rights quote Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up beign the biggest ste

Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up beign the biggest step of your life. Tip toe if you must, but take the step.

I am a conservative Republican, but I believe in democracy and the separation of church and state. The conservative movement is founded on the simple tenet that people have the right to live life as they please as long as they don't hurt anyone else in the process.

The purpose of satire has been rightly stated as to strip off the veneer of comforting illusion and cosy half truth, and our job, as I see it, is to put it back again!

While there have been terrific advances in the state of technology around heuristics, behavior blocking, and things like that, technology is only a part of the approach to solving the problem with the more important aspect involving putting the right process in place.

States rights quote Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody is going to know wh

Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody is going to know whether you did it or not.

Individuals have rights and there are things no person or group may do to them (without violating their rights). So strong and far-reaching are these rights that they raise the question of what, if anything, the state and its officials may do. How much room do individual rights leave for the state?

The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite.

The concern is over what will happen as strong encryption becomes commonplace with all digital communications and stored data. Right now the use of encryption isn't all that widespread, but that state of affairs is expected to change rapidly.

States rights quote Do what is right, not what is easy

Do what is right, not what is easy

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The concern is over what will happen as strong encryption becomes commonplace with all digital communications and stored data. Right now the use of encryption isn't all that widespread, but that state of affairs is expected to change rapidly.

The Constitution be never construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the press, or the rights of conscience; or to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms.

I take the Constitution very seriously.

The biggest problems that we're facing right now have to do with [the president] trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all. And that's what I intend to reverse when I'm President of the United States of America.

States rights quote You attract the right things when you have a sense of who you are.

You attract the right things when you have a sense of who you are.

Israel will not transfer Judea, Samaria, and the Gaza District to any foreign sovereign authority, [because] of the historic right of our nation to this land, [and] the needs of our national security, which demand a capability to defend our State and the lives of our citizens.

Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government.

We’re making new investments in the development of gasoline and diesel and jet fuel that’s actually made from a plant-like substance-algae... We could replace up to 17 percent of the oil we import for transportation with this fuel that we can grow right here in the United States.

States rights quote A lie doesn't become truth, wrong doesn't become right, and evil doesnt' become

A lie doesn't become truth, wrong doesn't become right, and evil doesnt' become good, just because it's accepted by a majority.

I'm tired of being considered some kind of criminal or dangerous throwback for no other reason than that I value, exercise, and defend my rights under the first ten Amendments to the United States Constitution.

Strict gun laws are about as effective as strict drug laws.

..It pains me to say this, but the NRA seems to be right: The cities and states that have the toughest gun laws have the most murder and mayhem.

One usually dies because one is alone, or because one has got into something over one's head. One often dies because one does not have the right alliances, because one is not given support. In Sicily the Mafia kills the servants of the State that the State has not been able to protect.

Each state, so that it does not abridge the great fundamental rights belonging, under the Constitution, to all citizens, may grant or withhold such civil rights as it pleases; all that is required is that, in this respect, its laws shall be impartial.

There is a good deal of evidence that the United States is moving to the right, and that the main force behind the movement is a resurgence, in a new form, of racial prejudice.

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