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Americans are blessed with great plenty;
by Adam Schiff

Americans are blessed with great plenty;
we are a generous people and we have a moral obligation
to assist those who are suffering from poverty,
disease, war and famine.
- Adam Schiff

America has a critical role to play as the most powerful
member of the world community.
- Adam Schiff

Unquestionably, the world is better off without Saddam.
- Adam Schiff

Each year on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birth,
America has the opportunity to reflect on our nation's
progress towards the realization of his dream.
- Adam Schiff

 

Much has changed since the end of the Cold War that
augurs well for the survival of our nation.
- Adam Schiff

An America that inspires hope in its ideals must complement
an America that inspires awe in its strength.
- Adam Schiff

Democracies are poor breeding grounds for terrorism and war.
- Adam Schiff

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The prompt assimilation of that intelligence will be
essential if we are to avoid another September 11th.
- Adam Schiff

And in this community, as in all others,
the Golden Rule still applies - we must be act toward
other nations as we would have them act towards America.
- Adam Schiff

The legacy of the Armenian Genocide is woven into the fabric of America.
- Adam Schiff

But it is equally incontrovertible that if our intelligence
gathering process is seriously flawed,
we had better find out and find out fast if we are to avoid another Sept.
11.
- Adam Schiff

The new century has brought on its own terrible dangers,
which although not reaching the apocalyptic potential of the Cold War,
still have the capacity to shake our world.
- Adam Schiff

We must either reduce the number of our engagements
or increase the number of our troops.
- Adam Schiff

Neither the University of Michigan nor its law school uses a quota system.
- Adam Schiff

So let us call genocide, genocide.
Let us not minimize the deliberate murder of 1.5 million people.
Let us have a moral victory that can shine as a light to all nations.
- Adam Schiff

It is now conventional wisdom that Americans do not
care why we went to war in Iraq,
that it is enough that the world is better off without Saddam Hussein.
- Adam Schiff

But even race-neutral policies and recruitment efforts
designed to achieve greater diversity are,
in the end, not race neutral.
- Adam Schiff

The war in Iraq has been extremely divisive here at home,
and has also divided the world community.
- Adam Schiff

Our failure to find weapons of mass destruction in
Iraq thus far has been deeply troubling,
and our intelligence-gathering process needs thorough
and unbiased investigation.
- Adam Schiff

Unless action is taken soon - unless we can display
the same vision of that earlier period -
we will lose the treasure of California's open space
and environmental beauty.
- Adam Schiff

At the very top state institutions, like UCLA,
Berkeley and the University of Texas,
however, the trend of downward minority enrollment
remains persistent and discouraging.
- Adam Schiff

We will not let terrorists change our way of life;
we will not live in fear; and we will not undermine
the civil liberties that characterize our Democracy.
- Adam Schiff

If giving points to some students to achieve greater
diversity is a quota system in violation of the Constitution,
how can the awarding of points to the children of a
less diverse alumni be upheld?
- Adam Schiff

While our country has made great strides in breaking
down the barriers which for so long denied equal opportunity to all Americans,
we are not yet the beautiful symphony of brotherhood of Dr. King's dream.
- Adam Schiff

Although every step must be taken to protect against
a chemical or biological attack in America,
our nation would survive the use of those weapons as
we did when anthrax was mailed to our Capitol and other targets.
- Adam Schiff

In fact, the converse is true: At a time when the United
States has been called on for a level of moral leadership,
vision and inspiration not seen since World War II,
we cannot afford to dissemble about crimes against humanity.
- Adam Schiff

Notwithstanding these setbacks, the dream of a beautiful
American orchestra goes on,
and I share Dr. King's faith that each year we move
inexorably closer to a magnificent opening night.
- Adam Schiff

Some argue that recognition of the genocide has become
even more problematic now,
when the world is at war with terrorism and the United
States cannot afford to offend the sensibility of our Turkish ally.
- Adam Schiff

It's easy for Americans to forget that the food they
eat doesn't magically appear on a supermarket shelf.
- Christopher Dodd

Americans want action for their money.
They are fascinated by its self-reproducing qualities if it's put to work.
- Paula Nelson

Ninety eight percent of the adults in this country are decent,
hardworking, honest Americans.
It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity.
But then, we elected them.
- Lily Tomlin

Americans love to fight.
All real Americans love the sting of battle.
- George S. Patton

People are stunned to hear that one company has data
files on 185 million Americans.
- Ralph Nader

And so, my fellow Americans,
ask not what your country can do for you;
ask what you can do for your country.
- John F. Kennedy

Americans no longer look to government for economic security;
rather,
they look to their portfolios.
- Bill Owens

The bungalow had more to do with how Americans live
today than any other building that has gone remotely
by the name of architecture in our history.
- Russell Lynes

Americans are the only people in the world known to
me whose status anxiety prompts them to advertise their
college and university affiliations in the rear window of their automobiles.
- Paul Fussell

Americans don't think we should be raising taxes on anybody,
especially in the middle of a recession.
- Mitch McConnell

Americans expect us to go to Washington for the right reason,
and not just to mingle with the right people.
- Sarah Palin

Today more Americans are imprisoned for drug offenses
than for property crimes.
- George Will

Baseball has long been a national pastime that many
Americans have cherished.
- Jim Sensenbrenner

As we may know, osteoporosis affects around 10 million Americans,
most of whom are over 55, and it is the cause of an
estimated 1.5 million fractures annually.
- Lois Capps

Americans are somehow obsessed with her,
and something about me hit a spot with people in Japan.
- Utada Hikaru

War is God's way of teaching Americans geography.
- Ambrose Bierce

You may be sure that the Americans will commit all
the stupidities they can think of,
plus some that are beyond imagination.
- Charles de Gaulle

Americans have been conditioned to respect newness,
whatever it costs them.
- John Updike

It's wrong to put the drug lobby's interests ahead of older Americans.
- John B. Larson

Americans are making coffee a bigger part of their lives,
expanding attitudes and behaviors that are driving
new levels of consumption.
- Robert Nelson

We stand strong together - as Americans -
many cultures,
races and faiths, but one nation under God.
- Bob Taft

I'm not sure Americans are hesitant to do this again -
to fight another war,
because it looked to them like a courageous and terrific endeavor.
- Ashleigh Banfield

We have a responsibility to promote stem cell research
which could lead to treatments and cures for diseases
affecting millions of Americans.
- Louise Slaughter

Americans may have no identity, but they do have wonderful teeth.
- Jean Baudrillard

This is all about a media war that continues to rage
between the old and new media.
Unfortunately for our soldiers, these brave Americans
are caught in the crossfire.
- Joe Scarborough

Too many of my constituents, like many other hard working
Americans across the country,
are suffering unnecessarily due to our flawed health care system.
- John Conyers

We must stop talking about the American dream and start
listening to the dreams of Americans.
- Max Beerbohm

More than ever before, Americans are suffering from back problems:
back taxes,
back rent, back auto payments.
- Robert Orben

I think one of the political problems we have in this
country is the perspective that all soccer moms think alike,
all African-Americans think alike.
- Anne Northup

In the first State of the Union of his second term,
President Bush made clear to Americans tonight that
he is not going to play the role of a lame duck President.
- Jim Sensenbrenner

Americans are overreaching; overreaching is the most
admirable and most American of the many American excesses.
- George Will

Absolutely committed to spending the rest of my life
as a spokesman for the rights of European Americans.
- David Duke

Americans are a quarter of a billion people who have
almost nothing in common except for the fact they've
been told they have lots in common.
- Doug Coupland

I was to Japanese visitors to Washington what the Mona
Lisa is to Americans visiting Paris.
- John C. Danforth

The majority of Americans, the ones who never elected
George W. Bush, are not fooled by his weapons of mass distraction.
- Michael Moore

While I take inspiration from the past,
like most Americans, I live for the future.
- Ronald Reagan

Americans try to talk about positive family values,
although the actual state of things is disastrous.
- Vladimir Zhirinovsky

Americans are so enamored of equality that they would
rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

One in seven Americans, including more than 8 million children,
does not have even basic healthcare coverage.
- Dave Reichert

I think historically America has been pretty tolerant.
It seems when there's a mass influx from one place,
that's when it becomes problematic for Americans.
- Billy Joel

So the American government lied to the Native Americans for many,
many years, and then President Clinton lied about a relationship,
and everyone was surprised!
A little naive, I feel!
- Eddie Izzard

Democrats are not about to nominate anyone who backs the tax cut,
and Americans are not going to elect anyone who favors a tax increase.
- Dick Morris

It's time to stop the raid on the Social Security trust
fund and start allowing Americans to invest their Social
Security taxes in personal savings accounts.
- Mike Pence


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