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For decades, the violence in the Middle East has claimed
by John Conyers

For decades, the violence in the Middle East has claimed
a multitude of innocent civilian victims:
Men,
women and children, Arab and Israeli.
- John Conyers

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

Some of the ideas that come from the fringe of the
far right are just so implausible that it is hard to
take those ideas seriously.
- John Conyers

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

 

The Republicans have chosen to neglect young Americans
who need assistance with the costs of higher education.
- John Conyers

I am a Korean War veteran.
I support our troops as much as anyone in this body,
but I do so by advocating redeployment out of Iraq
as soon as it can be safely done.
- John Conyers

The time is now for Congress to address health care in America.
- John Conyers

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We all agree that manufacturers have a right to ensure
that fake goods are not marketed in their names and
that their own goods are not marketed under fake names.
- John Conyers

When it comes to civilian deaths, violent hostilities play no favorites.
- John Conyers

Every few generations there are people who come along
that change the way we look at the world,
for musical enthusiasts Monk is one of these individuals.
- John Conyers

If we want to build the Iraqis' confidence about our
intentions in their country,
if we want to stop adding fuel to the fire of insurgency and terrorism,
we must clarify our intent.
- John Conyers

I'm used to being cut out of the conference meetings,
but now they are cutting us out even before the bill's
are written or either the House or Senate Acts.
- John Conyers

The Magna Carta is widely known to be one of the foundational
documents for our Constitution.
I can only imagine that a mention of that in a court
decision would be forbidden by our friends on the right.
- John Conyers

None of us condone terrorism in any way,
shape, or form, and I believe Hezbollah is a terrorist organization that was,
is, and remains a threat to peace in the Mideast,
and must be dismantled and disarmed.
- John Conyers

Mr. Chairman, the price for continuing this war is too high,
not only in budgetary terms, but in American lives,
Iraqi civilian casualties blamed on America and in
the steady increase in the terrorist ranks that this
war is provoking around the globe.
- John Conyers

The presence of American troops is fueling the insurgency in Iraq,
as acknowledged by General Casey and numerous other experts,
and is helping terrorist recruiters build their numbers across the globe.
- John Conyers

It is distressing to me that we live in an age in which
we still must fight to protect our civil rights as Americans,
in which a hate crime perpetrated against someone based
their sexual orientation can go unpunished,
and in which discrimination is being written into our laws.
- John Conyers

In this most powerful nation in the world,
lack of access to health care should not force local and state governments,
companies and workers into bankruptcy,
while causing unnecessary illness and hospitalization.
- John Conyers

There is no better illustration of that crisis than
the fact that the president is openly violating our
nation's laws by authorizing the NSA to engage in warrantless surveillance of U.S.
citizens.
- John Conyers

Once the violence has ceased, the US should immediately
call on the World Bank and other international institutions
to convene a donors conference to rebuild Lebanon's
shattered infrastructure.
- John Conyers

According to recent opinion polls, a large majority
of Iraqis believe that the U.S.
military has no intention to leave Iraq,
and that it would stay even is asked by the Iraqi government to leave.
- John Conyers

My friends in the Congress, I have known Coretta King
since I went south during the civil rights movement as a lawyer.
She was a vibrant, consistent, totally dedicated partner with her husband.
- John Conyers

The news today that Bush has vowed to veto any legislation
that reviews the security implications of the Dubai
Port World's potential management of our ports is ludicrous
and the entire Democratic Party is calling him to task for it.
- John Conyers

The American taxpayers should not have to send one
more penny on the Administration's Iraq misadventure.
Let's give our troops the supplies they need to get out of Iraq safely.
Let's bring our troops home.
- John Conyers

It is a Federal crime to hijack an automobile;
it is a Federal crime to possess cocaine.
It ought to be a Federal crime to drag a man to his
death because of his race or to hang a man because
of his sexual orientation.
- John Conyers

Violence against judges and threats of violence against
Judges is on the rise and it is no laughing matter.
When leaders attempt to rationalize this violence,
it only makes the problem worse.
- John Conyers

Our system of private health insurance that fails to
provide coverage to so many of our citizens also contributes
to the double-digit health care inflation that is making
America less competitive in the global economy.
- John Conyers

With nearly 20 days until Iraq emerges as a free sovereign
state for the first time in more than three decades,
terrorists have increasingly targeted our country's infrastructure.
- Iyad Allawi

Boyhood is the longest time in life for a boy.
The last term of the school-year is made of decades,
not of weeks, and living through them is like waiting for the millennium.
- Booth Tarkington

I think that over the last few decades,
we have seen better economic outcomes than in the past.
- Martin Feldstein

Employer contribution pension plans have become increasingly
popular throughout the past two decades.
- Ron Lewis

For decades, Japan has been a friend and reliable trading
partner with the United States,
and I anticipate that relationship will prosper.
- Jim Costa

So a truthful assessment of how America is doing in
the war on terror as a result of President Bush's war
on Iraq is that we have been set back by decades.
- John Olver

I have been underestimated for decades.
I have done very well that way.
- Helmut Kohl

Manhattan...
capital of the 20th century, a city that has fascinated
me for more than three decades.
- Jurgen Habermas

Absent scandal, a federal judge can serve for decades on the bench,
underscoring the importance of appointing judges who
have a proper understanding of their constitutional role.
- Paul Weyrich

There have been two popular subjects for poetry in the last few decades:
the Vietnam War and AIDS,
about both of which almost all of us have felt deeply.
- Thom Gunn

If you learn one thing from having lived through decades of changing views,
it is that all predictions are necessarily false.
- M. H. Abrams

While attendance at traditional churches has been declining for decades...
the evangelical movement is growing,
and it is changing the way America worships.
- Tom Brokaw

No, I like today's cinema a lot.
But I've spent so many decades only making movies.
There's so much that I still want to do.
Like, live.
It's only up to me.
- Jean-Louis Trintignant

Jazz has an audience all around the globe and has had for many decades,
I think speaking of the United States,
let's say that what we need is more of an official recognition.
- Sonny Rollins

I have been recording for five decades now.
- Chuck Mangione

Taxing poor families runs counter to decades of effort
to help people lift themselves out of poverty through work.
- Nicholas Johnson

I feel that film is inevitably the medium of the future.
It has been for years, decades, but more so now than ever.
- Sean Lennon

Investigations during the last few decades have brought
hydrogen instead of carbon,
and instead of CO2 water, the mother of all life,
into the foreground.
- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

The human rights community has focused very narrowly
on political and civil rights for many decades,
and with reason, but now we have to ask how can we broaden the view.
- Paul Farmer

Let's win the peace and democracy the good people of
Iraq so richly deserve after decades of tyranny.
- Mike Pence

For three decades, Democrats and Republicans worked
together to make our environment better.
- Christopher Dodd

As we move toward a new Middle East,
over the years and,
I think, over the decades to come, we will make a lot of people very nervous.
- James Woolsey

As I look back on the last few decades of my life,
I am struck by the good fortune that came my way.
- Daniel Nathans

Liberals in Congress have spent the past three decades
pandering to environmental extremists.
The policies they have put in place are in large part
responsible for the energy crunch we are seeing today.
We have not built a refinery in this country for 30 years.
- Marsha Blackburn

During three decades, along all the highways of my youth,
Frank had always been there for me.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

In two decades I've lost a total of 789 pounds.
I should be hanging from a charm bracelet.
- Erma Bombeck

The much greater crimes of the Soviet Gulags occurred
over decades and cost millions of lives.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen

The Government of Iraq also owes a debt to the American
and coalition forces who are fighting the insurgency
and helping put that country back together after decades of repression.
- Ike Skelton

If we look at music history closely,
it is not difficult to isolate certain elements of
great potency which were to nourish the art of music for decades,
if not centuries.
- George Crumb

For decades the American people have had an addiction to oil and gas.
- Lee H. Hamilton

We do not believe voters gave President Bush a mandate
to turn back the clock decades on so many of our legal protections.
- Ralph Neas

I learned in my four decades in Washington that one
person can make a difference.
- Liz Carpenter

For decades engineers have stood accused that their
buildings do not have any cultural value.
We have attempted to liberate engineering of this accusation.
- Fritz Todt

I've talked with John Cale for two decades about what to do about La Monte,
and how to get copies of our work.
- Tony Conrad

The nation will be shaped for decades by decisions
that are made by President Bush and the Senate about
the future of the Supreme Court.
- Ralph Neas

Yet, nearly 6 decades after the Holocaust concluded,
Anti-Semitism still exists as the scourge of the world.
- Eliot Engel

But scientists on both sides of the iron curtain played
a very significant role in maintaining the momentum
of the nuclear arms race throughout the four decades of the Cold War.
- Joseph Rotblat

You know it's always amazed me - I think the most startling
thing that's happened in the last couple of decades
is that there is no sort of objective reporting anymore.
- Brian De Palma

There's that thing about the '80s, the '40s and the '60s,
and the '30s, the '50s and the '70s.
Something about those odd decades in this century that weren't too pleasant.
- Paul Kantner

Folk-rock hasn't changed much over the decades since the Byrds started it.
- Steve Forbert

There's never a good year for immigration reform -
that's why it's dragged on ineffectually for decades.
- Kenneth E. Scott

We know from our own history that democratic institutions take decades to mature,
and we know from past conflicts that freedom is not free.
- Jim DeMint

This is the most historic moment in Supreme Court history in our lifetime,
no question about it.
These are justices who are going to serve for decades.
- Jay Alan Sekulow

Lake Wobegon, the little town that time forgot and
the decades cannot improve.
- Garrison Keillor


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