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Legislation Quotes

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Inflation is taxation without legislation.
- Milton Friedman

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When buying and selling are controlled by legislation,
the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.
- P. J. O'Rourke

I will continue to support legislation that provides
American families and Seniors affordable health care.
- Ed Pastor

I'm pleased the administration is endorsing the need
for legislation dealing with the chemical sector.
In the past, the administration's position has been ambiguous.
- Susan Collins

 

Morals are in all countries the result of legislation and government;
they are not African or Asian or European:
they are good or bad.
- Denis Diderot

The dependence of one people upon another,
even for the benefits of legislation,
is the deepest source of national weakness.
- Thomas Francis Meagher

For too long, opponents of the PATRIOT Act have transformed
this law into a grossly distorted caricature that bears
no relation to the legislation itself.
- Jim Sensenbrenner

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Illinois then had no legislation providing compensation
for accident or disease caused by occupation.
- Alice Hamilton

If anyone tells you that you cannot legislate morality,
remeber that legislation IS morality.
- Jay Alan Sekulow

I don't believe an Alliance government should sponsor
legislation on abortion or a referendum on abortion.
- Stephen Harper

We do not sit as a superlegislature to weigh the wisdom of legislation.
- William O. Douglas

The goal with a big piece of social legislation is
to have a bipartisan result,
so the country will accept it.
- Lamar Alexander

It is very difficult to get legislation passed.
But then the danger always is that you have no power
at all if you do not exercise constant power.
- Major Owens

Millions of American families affected by debilitating
diseases have new hope today after the U.S.
House passed legislation to support potentially life-saving stem cell research.
- Nancy L. Johnson

My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just
signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever.
The bombing begins in five minutes.
- Ronald Reagan

I will always support legislation which respects and values life.
- Gresham Barrett

It is a rare piece of legislation indeed where there
is so much agreement about the goals.
- Mike Pence

Once you attempt legislation upon religious grounds,
you open the way for every kind of intolerance and religious persecution.
- William Butler Yeats

Party leads to vicious, corrupt and unprofitable legislation,
for the sole purpose of defeating party.
- James F. Cooper

The world is not going to be saved by legislation.
- William Howard Taft

In short, I'm not sure that the abortion problem can
be solved by legislation.
I think it can only be solved through moral persuasion.
- Tony Campolo

I know we can't abolish prejudice through laws,
but we can set up guidelines for our actions by legislation.
- Belva Lockwood

As the 109th Congress continues to debate legislation
that will affect the lives of immigrants,
it is important for us to remember that we are a nation of immigrants.
- Jose Serrano

Well, I think the best thing we can do for the short
term is move good energy legislation through to the Congress;
I'm encouraged that there's some prospect for that now.
- John W. Snow

In Europe, there is no television filmmaking legislation
that could assist film production because private broadcasters
are not interested in supporting Polish film.
- Andrzej Wajda

Revealed religion is one thing, revealed legislation,
another.
- Moses Mendelssohn

Congress should pass legislation to remove from the
federal courts their jurisdiction to hear these outrageous
challenges to the Ten Commandments and the Pledge of Allegiance.
- Phyllis Schlafly

The political status legislation which emerged in Congress
in 1990 and 1991 did not receive the support needed
for enactment into law during my tenure as Attorney General.
- Dick Thornburgh

Inflation is the one form of taxation that can be imposed without legislation.
- Milton Friedman

That's possible, and in fact the legislation,
the politics should graduate the advantages towards
those who have children and give less to those who don't have children.
- Rocco Buttiglione

In Cleveland there is legislation moving forward to
ban people from wearing pants that fit too low.
However, there is lots of opposition from the plumber' union.
- Conan O'Brien

I'll sign anything except bad legislation.
- Kinky Friedman

The greatest happiness of the greatest number is the
foundation of morals and legislation.
- Jeremy Bentham

A woman who demands further gun control legislation
is like a chicken who roots for Colonel Sanders.
- Larry Elder

And then of course, obviously as far as issues such as global warming,
something has to be done on the corporate side,
there has to be some mandate or some legislation.
- Daryl Hannah

A system in which we may have an enforced rest from
legislation for two years is not bad.
- William Howard Taft

Regardless of my legislation, spending has to be stopped.
- Gary Johnson

No one bill will cure the problem of spam.
It will take a combined effort of legislation,
litigation, enforcement, customer education,
and technology solutions.
- David Baker

When we visited with legislative counsel,
they told us that the only way to effectively accomplish
what we were trying to do was to put the words in the legislation.
- Doug Ose

We have in the last two years, we have passed 350 legislation in the parliament,
most of which deal with democratization,
human rights, and of course, economy.
- Bulent Ecevit

The Bush administration staunchly opposed legislation
which would preserve overtime pay for all workers.
- John Sweeney

The health care reform legislation passed by the U.S.
House of Representatives last night clearly violates the U.S.
Constitution and infringes on each state's sovereignty.
- Bill McCollum

The reality is the cap-and-trade legislation offered
by the Democrats amounts to an economic declaration
of war on the Midwest by liberals on Capitol Hill.
- Mike Pence

New legislation has just been adopted by the International
Labour Organization on the Worst Forms of Child Labor,
such as bonded labour, prostitution and hazardous work.
- Carol Bellamy

It is admitted by everybody that rights and privileges
enjoyed by the Roman Catholic minority in Manitoba down to 1890,
were taken away by legislation of 1890.
- Charles Tupper

The Priestly Code preponderates over the rest of the legislation in force,
as well as in bulk; in all matters of primary importance
it is the normal and final authority.
- Julius Wellhausen

A good compromise, a good piece of legislation,
is like a good sentence; or a good piece of music.
Everybody can recognize it.
They say, 'Huh.
It works.
It makes sense.'
- Barack Obama

All the legislation in the world will not abolish kissing.
- Elinor Glyn

One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope
that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation.
- Thomas Reed

I cannot in good conscience vote for final passage
of legislation that would pave the way to open the
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling.
- Jim Ramstad

They rushed to move it forward, uh, and then a lawsuit
was filed and we spent many months litigating,
rather than trying to come up with legislation and
move forward on that front.
- Tom Udall

The Republicans claim they are for strengthening Pell
grants when the truth is that over the last four years,
their legislation has done the exact opposite.
- John Conyers

I will support legislation that benefits the American
worker and prevents the outsourcing of American jobs.
- Ed Pastor

Rather than waiting to restore fiscal responsibility
after we pass legislation,
we must work to ensure we remain committed to it as we draft legislation.
- Gary Miller

People's lives have to change as a result of this legislation.
- Major Owens

And this week, I am proposing legislation to strengthen
our Open Records laws to make public access to our public records surer,
faster, and more comprehensive.
- Roy Barnes

As freak legislation, the antitrust laws stand alone.
Nobody knows what it is they forbid.
- Isabel Paterson

Legislation can neither be wise nor just which seeks
the welfare of a single interest at the expense and
to the injury of many and varied interests.
- Andrew Johnson

This legislation gives parents some comfort that their
children won't fall prey to child predators while using
the Internet at schools and libraries that receive
federal dollars for Internet services.
- Judy Biggert

I would consider all of the legislation which I have
supported meaningless if I were to sit idly by,
silent, during a period which may go down in history
as an era when we permitted the curtailment of our liberties.
- Dennis Chavez

You do not examine legislation in the light of the
benefits it will convey if properly administered,
but in the light of the wrongs it would do and the
harms it would cause if improperly administered.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

If the Union is once severed, the line of separation
will grow wider and wider,
and the controversies which are now debated and settled
in the halls of legislation will then be tried in fields
of battle and determined by the sword.
- Andrew Jackson

The Arthritis Prevention, Control and Cure Act of 2005
is bipartisan legislation directing funding and promoting
education and research toward the goal of preventing,
treating and curing arthritis.
- Charles W. Pickering

The attractive idea that we can now have a parliament
of man with authority to control the conduct of nations
by legislation or an international police force with
power to enforce national conformity to rules of right
conduct is a counsel of perfection.
- Elihu Root

Today, our actions must be motivated only by our intense
desire to achieve a just and lasting peace.
The compassion and charity of the American people should
be reflected in this legislation,
though sadly, they are silenced.
- Nick Rahall

My legislation would cut off all funding for trials
of anyone from Guantanamo in any court in the United States of America.
This bill would help stop the misguided plan to put
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other 9/11 terrorists on
trial in Downtown Manhattan.
- Peter King

In the underlying bill, I think the authors of the legislation,
those in support of it, understand the use of the Mississippi River.
Yes, there is commercial navigation on it,
and there will be tomorrow.
- Ron Kind

In celebration of this Earth Day, I encourage all Members
of the House to support legislation aimed at investing
in the improvement of water quality in our Nation's lakes,
rivers, streams and estuaries.
- Jerry Costello

Last year, I was proud to be an original co-sponsor
of legislation that would increase federal judges'
salaries by more than 40 percent.
It also built in a cost of living adjustment,
so the Judicial Branch would not be dependent on the
Legislative Branch for increases each year.
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Language is legislation, speech is its code.
We do not see the power which is in speech because
we forget that all speech is a classification,
and that all classifications are oppressive.
- Roland Barthes

The first legislation that I produced relating to the
Internet was a bill to overturn a restriction inside
of the law that prohibited the Internet backbone from
being used for anything other than research and scientific
and educational communication.
- Rick Boucher


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