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Repeal Quotes

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I was losing interest in politics,
when the repeal of the Missouri Compromise aroused me again.
What I have done since then is pretty well known.
- Abraham Lincoln

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Start with the idea that you can't repeal the laws of economics.
Even if they are inconvenient.
- Larry Summers

With my support, the House of Representatives recently
voted to permanently repeal the death tax so that family
farms and businesses can be passed down to children and grandchildren.
- Doc Hastings

There are no good laws but such as repeal other laws.
- Andrew Johnson

 

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

He has called for a repeal of the Fifth Amendment as
it affects the right of private property.
- Dixie Lee Ray

Feminism is doomed to failure because it is based on
an attempt to repeal and restructure human nature.
- Phyllis Schlafly

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I know no method to secure the repeal of bad or obnoxious
laws so effective as their stringent execution.
- Ulysses S. Grant

It's time we permanently repeal the tax on possessions
that people leave to their children.
- Bill Nelson

The time has come to repeal 'Don't Ask,
Don't Tell.' It is the right thing to do.
Every American should have the opportunity to serve their country,
regardless of race, sex, creed, or sexual orientation.
- Diane Feinstein

I opposed the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996.
It should be repealed and I will vote for its repeal on the Senate floor.
I will also oppose any proposal to amend the U.S.
Constitution to ban gays and lesbians from marrying.
- Barack Obama

It is easy to talk about tax simplification,
and we all know it is very difficult to accomplish;
but for the last three Congresses,
I have offered a tax simplification bill that would
include a paid-for repeal of alternative minimum tax.
- Richard Neal

Voters did say 'repeal health care,' they did say 'reduce the size of government.'
But not a single one of them from the tea party or
anywhere said 'give tax breaks to the wealthiest.'
- Charles Schumer

It is day after day in this institution,
borrow money, run up the debt, run up the deficits
and then with a straight face say,
we are going to repeal a tax that affects 1 percent of the American people,
just 1 percent of the American people.
- Richard Neal

Now is not the time to compromise on the economy.
Instead, we should be doing everything in our power
to support long-term economic growth.
Permanent repeal of the death tax will mean more high-quality,
high-paying jobs for Americans.
- Todd Tiahrt

On 'don't ask, don't tell' I was always the same.
I said we needed a complete review of the impact on
morale and battle effectiveness of 'don't ask,
don't tell' before we repeal it.
That's my position now.
Now they're trying to ram through a repeal without a -
any kind of really realistic survey done.
- John McCain

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

Violent crime is a solved problem - all they have to
do is repeal the laws that keep those intelligent,
capable, and responsible men and women from arming themselves,
and violent crime evaporates like dry ice on a hot summer day.
- L. Neil Smith

Unless we repeal the illegal Byrd amendment,
American exports will be vulnerable to retaliation,
and the U.S.
will continue to face a difficult task convincing other
countries to make their laws comply with international rules.
- Jim Ramstad

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

The fact is, if our primary legislative goals are to
repeal and replace the health spending bill;
to end the bailouts; cut spending; and shrink the size and scope of government,
the only way to do all these things it is to put someone
in the White House who won't veto any of these things.
- Mitch McConnell

We know well enough that if we repeal this law and give nothing for it,
the people of this country will regard it as a total
demonetization of silver,
which it will be, so far as this Congress is concerned,
without any question.
- Richard Parks Bland

The best way to get a bad law repealed
is to enforce it strictly.
- Abraham Lincoln

If we repealed all the laws of the world marriage would still exist.
- Tom McClintock

The death tax should be completely and permanently
repealed now in order to make the Tax Code fairer and
simpler and to eliminate the harmful drag this tax has on the economy.
- Kit Bond

The law of the Creator, which invests every human being
with an inalienable title to freedom,
cannot be repealed by any interior law which asserts that man is property.
- Salmon P. Chase

Look, I think by the time my case was over and other ones,
everybody on both sides of the aisle in Congress said
we can't run a government by this kind of process and
they repealed the law and that's good.
- Bruce Babbitt

Congress must also enact pro-growth policies that encourage the economy to expand:
like making tax relief permanent and repealing the death tax.
- Michael Steele

Every so often, we pass laws repealing human nature.
- Howard Lindsay

Just as the process of repealing national alcohol prohibition
began with individual states repealing their own prohibition laws,
so individual states must now take the initiative with
respect to repealing marijuana prohibition laws.
- George Soros

Every American, regardless of their background,
has the right to live free of unwarranted government intrusion.
Repealing the worst provisions of the Patriot Act will
reign in this gross abuse of power and restore to everyone
our basic Constitutional rights.
- Pete Stark

I think that, on the reconciliation issue,
if they had the votes, we wouldn't have had the summit.
And if they try to go through reconciliation,
it will be a change in semantics.
Instead of the American people saying 'stop the bill' or 'kill the bill,'
it's all going to be about repealing the bill.
That's not the kind of discussion that they want.
- Marsha Blackburn

Rather than showing themselves to be an ally to the
middle class by ending the AMT or repealing it for years to come,
my Republican colleagues refused to include it in today's
legislation and America's middle class will surely
suffer that choice greatly.
- Ellen Tauscher

You can lead a man to Congress,
but you can't make him think.
- Milton Berle

You know they say the most dangerous person of the
world is a member of the United States Congress just
home from a three-day fact-finding trip.
- Johnny Isakson

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

Suppose you were an idiot,
and suppose you were a member of Congress;
but I repeat myself.
- Mark Twain

Talk is cheap - except when Congress does it.
- Cullen Hightower

To hear some men talk of the government,
you would suppose that Congress was the law of gravitation,
and kept the planets in their places.
- Wendell Phillips

The arts are an even better barometer of what is happening
in our world than the stock market or the debates in congress.
- Hendrik Willem Van Loon

Congress will pass a law restricting public comment
on the Internet to individuals who have spent a minimum
of one hour actually accomplishing a specific task while on line.
- Andy Grove

This country has come to feel the same when Congress
is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer.
- Will Rogers

The mistakes made by Congress wouldn't be so bad if
the next Congress didn't keep trying to correct them.
- Cullen Hightower

I represent more Native Americans than anyone else in Congress.
- Rick Renzi

Look, Congress has allocated more money to finance
the upcoming Iraqi elections than it has for the American elections.
There's something wrong with that.
- Donna Brazile

The Democrats' plan for 2006? Take the House and Senate
and impeach the president.
With our nation at war, is this the kind of Congress you want?
- Ken Mehlman

Only we, the public, can force our representatives
to reverse their abdication of the war powers that
the Constitution gives exclusively to the Congress.
- Daniel Ellsberg

When it comes to helping make the country strong,
we in Congress have an important role to play.
- Mac Thornberry

Health care for all Americans is the most pressing domestic issue today.
It's far past time for the President and Congress to
deliver health care to everyone.
- Russ Feingold

Being elected to Congress is regarded as being sent
on a looting raid for one's friends.
- George Will

Though Congress continues to explore possible solutions
to ensure social security solvency,
everyone must take personal responsibility to prepare
their own retirement savings accordingly.
- Ron Lewis

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

If we are wondering why only 19 percent of the American
people feel that the Congress is in tune with their priorities,
the cuts in Amtrak is one blatant reason why.
- Corrine Brown

Congress's definition of torture in those laws -
the infliction of severe mental or physical pain -
leaves room for interrogation methods that go beyond polite conversation.
- John Yoo

Nearly one in ten Americans are still out of work.
And still, the President and Congress are focused on
ramming through their health-care bill,
whatever it takes, whatever the cost.
- Scott Brown

I continued to serve in Congress until 2001.
- David Minge

The result was, when Congress convened in January 1971,
everyone was now an environmentalist.
They had seen a new force, college students,
who favored the environment.
- Pete McCloskey

I wonder much that a court of Law should be in doubt
whether a Resolution of Congress can superceed the
Law of a Sovereign State.
- William Whipple

If we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday at
a time of presidential inaugurals,
this is thanks to Ronald Reagan who created the holiday,
and not to the Democratic Congress of the Carter years,
which rejected it.
- David Horowitz

I have seen the times when the grassroots has moved the Congress.
We listen way more often to our constituents than the lobbyists.
And the grassroots are going to have to do it.
- John Linder

Not a single time have we gotten a right from Congress or from the President.
We get them from God.
- Glenn Beck

Since President Bush took office in 2001,
this Congress has supported an agenda of democracy,
freedom and expansion of rights for all peoples throughout the world.
- Ginny B. Waite

Congress has an obligation to protect our country's natural beauty,
embodied in our nation's parks, rivers,
and breathtaking landscapes.
- Dave Reichert

Can any of you seriously say the Bill of Rights could
get through Congress today? It wouldn't even get out of committee.
- F. Lee Bailey

The pro-growth policies of Congress have helped created
new jobs in the region and across the country.
- Tim Murphy

We're committed to working with Congress to doing what
the president said he was always going to do,
which is cut the deficit in half over the -
over his first term.
- Christina Romer

I believe it is incumbent upon Congress to act aggressively
to ameliorate fear and help our country take the essential
steps that will make our communities and lives safer.
- Paul Gillmor

As one of the voices of rural New Yorkers in Congress,
I am committed to supporting efforts such as these
that will make a real impact in people's lives.
- John M. McHugh

I have the Pleasure to assure you Congress pay particular
Attention to the Defence of New Jersey,
and hitherto have denied us nothing which we have Asked for that Purpose.
- Abraham Clark

The moral issue here is whether the United States Congress
is going to stand in the way of science and preclude
scientists from doing lifesaving research.
- Rosa DeLauro

I have seen in the Halls of Congress more idealism,
more humanness, more compassion, more profiles of courage
than in any other institution that I have ever known.
- Hubert H. Humphrey


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