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Carl Levin Quotes

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The Constitution is a document that should only be
amended with great caution.
- Carl Levin

The liberation of Iraq is a crucial advance in the campaign against terror.
- Carl Levin

Firefighters are essential to the safety and security
of our local communities.
We owe it to these men and women to provide them with
better training and equipment so they can do their
jobs more effectively and safely.
- Carl Levin

Restoring responsibility and accountability is essential
to the economic and fiscal health of our nation.
- Carl Levin

 

If we have a chance of succeeding and bringing stability and democracy to Iraq,
it will mean learning from our mistakes,
not denying them and not ignoring them.
- Carl Levin

Even top caliber hospitals cannot escape medical mistakes
that sometimes result in irreparable damage to patients.
- Carl Levin

Sadly, the President's budget proposal for the upcoming
year once again puts cutting taxes for the wealthiest
Americans over addressing our country's severe fiscal problems.
- Carl Levin

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The intelligence failures with respect to Iraq were
massive and have damaged our credibility around the world.
- Carl Levin

Safe storage and child access prevention laws are critical
steps as we seek to reduce the occurrence of accidental
shootings and suicides involving guns.
- Carl Levin

When a decision is made to go to war based on intelligence,
it is a fateful decision.
It has ramifications and impacts way beyond the current months and years.
- Carl Levin

Common sense should tell us that there is no reason
for civilians to have access to easily concealable
handguns with the capability to shoot through body armor.
- Carl Levin

The terrorist attacks of September 11th and the courageous
actions of our armed forces in Afghanistan and Iraq
remind us that friends of tyranny and enemies of freedom still exist.
- Carl Levin

Dr. Rice's record on Iraq gives me great concern.
In her public statements she clearly overstated and
exaggerated the intelligence concerning Iraq before
the war in order to support the President's decision
to initiate military action against Iraq.
- Carl Levin

While it is clear that we need to make some adjustments
to protect Social Security for the long term,
it is disingenuous to say that the trust fund is facing a crisis.
- Carl Levin

The American people deserve a budget that invests in the future,
protects the most vulnerable among us and helps to
create jobs and economic security.
- Carl Levin

We have a hope of succeeding if we learn from our past
mistakes and pull together to make the hard choices.
- Carl Levin

It is of the utmost importance that our service members
are adequately compensated for their duties,
and that we offer them a quality of life that will
enable them to continue to serve and to live comfortably.
- Carl Levin

We begin with the common belief that Saddam Hussein
is a tyrant and a threat to the peace and stability of the region.
He has ignored the mandated of the United Nations and
is building weapons of mass destruction and the means of delivering them.
- Carl Levin

If they understand, which I believe they really are sensing,
that the alternative the Republicans have been offering
is to repeal what we've done,
to go back to Bush policies - and if you asked the
public what would you prefer,
Bush economic policies or Obama economic policies,
they take and prefer Obama economic policies.
- Carl Levin

I am 100 percent supportive of the stand-alone bill to repeal 'don't ask,
don't tell' that Sens.
Lieberman and Collins have now proposed,
and indeed I will co-sponsor that legislation.
It is time for this discriminatory policy to end,
and I am willing to pursue any effective legislative
path that could lead to that result.
- Carl Levin

We the people are the rightful masters
of both Congress and the courts,
not to overthrow the Constitution
but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.
- Abraham Lincoln

Every man is a consumer, and ought to be a producer.
He is by constitution expensive, and needs to be rich.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution.
That must be maintained, for it is
the only safeguard of our liberties.
- Abraham Lincoln

If the constitution goes, I go.
- Kamisese Mara

I am sworn to uphold the Constitution as Andy Johnson
understands it and interprets it.
- Andrew Johnson

A federal judge did as he was supposed to do and upheld the Constitution.
We should be thankful that we have judiciary that will do that.
- Michael Newdow

Well for one, the 13th amendment to the constitution
of the US which abolished slavery -
did not abolish slavery for those convicted of a crime.
- Angela Davis

The Constitution provides for freedom of religion,
not freedom from religion.
- Lamar S. Smith

I think the motive is to establish in federal law the
personhood from conception forward and try and alter
the Constitution through statute.
- Zoe Lofgren

I deem it established, then, that the Constitution
does not recognize property in man,
but leaves that question, as between the states,
to the law of nature and of nations.
- William H. Seward

The Constitution gives every American the inalienable
right to make a damn fool of himself.
- John Ciardi

Progressivism is the cancer in America and it is eating our Constitution,
and it was designed to eat the Constitution,
to progress past the Constitution.
- Glenn Beck

The right to procreate is not guaranteed,
explicitly or implicitly, by the Constitution.
- Robert Bork

The American Constitution is the greatest governing document,
and at some 7,000 words, just about the shortest.
- Stephen Ambrose

I always made my food congenial to my constitution,
and my health was always excellent.
- Giacomo Casanova

Our plan is to struggle against terrorism and have
security for the country and help draft a democratic
constitution as soon as possible.
- Jalal Talabani

Obviously, I'll keep fighting to uphold the Constitution.
- Michael Newdow

A new constitution should be more amendable.
A needlessly confusing system of courts should be altered
to produce an arrangement that would be simple,
responsible, and less awkward.
- Charles Edison

A Constitution should be short and obscure.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution,
are worth defending against all hazards:
And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks.
- Samuel Adams

Our Constitution was not written in the sands to be
washed away by each wave of new judges blown in by
each successive political wind.
- Hugo Black

The Constitution and the laws are supreme and the Union indissoluble.
- Andrew Jackson

As for doing good; that is one of the professions which is full.
Moreover I have tried it fairly and, strange as it may seem,
am satisfied that it does not agree with my constitution.
- Henry David Thoreau

The constitution is the ultimate custodian of social
will and its making should be accorded all due diligence.
- Mwai Kibaki

It is possible to read the history of this country
as one long struggle to extend the liberties established
in our Constitution to everyone in America.
- Molly Ivins

Drafting a constitution is only the first step.
The constitution has to be granted legitimacy by open discussion and a fair,
representative referendum.
- Emma Bonino

One country, one constitution, one destiny.
- Daniel Webster

Honest conviction is my courage; the Constitution is my guide.
- Andrew Johnson

If the United States is hit with a weapon of mass destruction
that inflicts large casualties,
the Constitution will likely be discarded in favor
of a military form of government.
- Tommy Franks

Our constitution is color-blind, and neither knows
nor tolerates classes among citizens.
- John Marshall Harlan

Even though Article IV of the Constitution says that
treaties are the 'supreme law of the land,'
in most instances they're not even law.
- Sonia Sotomayor

To live under the American Constitution is the greatest
political privilege that was ever accorded to the human race.
- Calvin Coolidge

It doesn't say anywhere in the Constitution this idea
of the separation of church and state.
- Sean Hannity

It's one of the nice things about this nation that
when the Constitution is violated,
if it affects you, you can bring a suit.
- Michael Newdow

It must always be remembered that what the Constitution
forbids is not all searches and seizures,
but unreasonable searches and seizures.
- Potter Stewart

The fact that the church is convinced of not having
the right to confer priestly ordination on women is
now considered by some as irreconcilable with the European Constitution.
- Pope Benedict XVI

I really think the Patriot Act violates our Constitution.
It was, it is, an illegal act.
The Congress, the Senate and the president cannot change the Constitution.
- Peter Camejo

The United States government can indict you on something,
and now you've got to prove your innocence.
And that's not the Constitution of the United States.
- Leonard Peltier

I am in favor, heartily in favor, of our Constitution
and Bill of Rights and I owe my allegiance to my country at all times.
- Julius Rosenberg

We got touring with the Stones, and people were trying to keep up with Keith.
He's like a human machine with a constitution of iron,
and they all thought they could do the same.
- Ron Wood

A constitution that is made for all nations is made for none.
- Joseph de Maistre

Our ideals of freedom, set forth and realized in our Constitution,
are our greatest export to the world.
- Robert Byrd

Courage that grows from constitution often forsakes
a man when he has occasion for it;
courage which arises from a sense of duty acts;
in a uniform manner.
- Joseph Addison

No constitution is or can be perfectly symmetrical,
what it can and must be is generally accepted as both fair and usable.
- Ferdinand Mount

The miners lost because they had only the constitution.
The other side had bayonets.
In the end, bayonets always win.
- Mother Jones

I'm a little skeptical about using the Constitution this way,
but I also believe marriage is between a man and a
woman and that the courts shouldn't legislate this matter.
- Pete Coors

In the name of the constitution of Texas,
which has been trampled upon, I refuse to take this oath.
I love Texas too well to bring civil strife and bloodshed upon her.
- Sam Houston

The repeal of racist language in the Constitution of
Alabama was and still is a necessary step in the state's ability to progress.
- Artur Davis

Your Constitution is all sail and no anchor.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

The Constitution has not greatly bothered any wartime President.
- Francis Biddle

We also intend to deal with the issue of incorporating
basic human rights into our new constitution.
- Chen Shui-bian


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