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For the freedoms our founding fathers not only dreamed about,
by John M. McHugh

For the freedoms our founding fathers not only dreamed about,
but made into reality.
It is that same pursuit of freedom today that is helping
to make our world a safer place.
- John M. McHugh

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

As America celebrates Memorial Day, we pay tribute
to those who have given their lives in our nation's wars.
- John M. McHugh

We are particularly interested in the mental health
programs and policies that support our troops and their families before,
during, and after deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan.
- John M. McHugh

 

We have closely monitored the ups and downs of recruiting
and retention trends for many years and have been quick
to sound the alarm when challenges came into view.
- John M. McHugh

We have already seen evidence that, notwithstanding
the addition of substantial resources,
we are experiencing great stress in recruiting and
not inconsequential retention problems.
- John M. McHugh

Throughout the history of our young nation,
we have seen our military go bravely into battle,
armed with courage and willing to make the ultimate sacrifice.
- John M. McHugh

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Postal service of today is far removed from that of
30 years ago when reform was last enacted.
- John M. McHugh

One only has to look at the performance of the economy
to understand how it shapes the perspective of America's
youth about military service.
- John M. McHugh

We also very importantly recommend continued growth
in the Army and the Marine Corps end strength.
- John M. McHugh

Last month, the Iraqi people went to the polls,
voting in their first free election in more than 50 years.
- John M. McHugh

The more we focus on using renewable fuels,
the less we are dependent upon foreign oil.
- John M. McHugh

In the Armed Services Committee, we endeavored to put
forth proposals that would help alleviate some of that stress,
both for the troops and for their families.
- John M. McHugh

One in seven Americans lives without health insurance,
and that's a truly staggering figure.
- John M. McHugh

The bottom line is, winter navigation on the Seaway is a bad idea.
- John M. McHugh

Aquatic invasive species are destroying the environment,
damaging fisheries, and costing American taxpayers
billions of dollars annually.
- John M. McHugh

In providing this $5,000 tax credit for those purchasing rural homes,
we're offering an important incentive to encourage
people to live in smaller communities -
and perhaps even stay in a community they might be considering leaving.
- John M. McHugh

The men and women of our armed forces played an instrumental
role in the election process -
securing polling sites and providing security -
that allowed so many Iraqis the opportunity to vote
freely for the first time ever.
- John M. McHugh

My hope is that we continue to do an even better job
in terms of our nation's energy policy,
so that we may even further reduce our reliance on
foreign sources of oil and take better care of our
environment in the process.
- John M. McHugh

The study also included the disturbing revelation that
most of the troops who reported having mental health
problems also reported that they did not seek or did
not receive care for their problems.
- John M. McHugh

Unlike then, the mail stream of today has diminished
by such things as e-mails and faxes and cell phones and text messages,
largely electronic means of communication that replace mail.
- John M. McHugh

With nearly all students leaving public high school
having taken some vocational education,
this bill continues to provide communities with the
funding necessary to give students an edge on career training.
- John M. McHugh

This election is a critical step in that overall plan -
transforming the Iraqi government into a fully constitutional one,
able to secure its own borders and ensure the safety of its citizens.
- John M. McHugh

But the fact is, Mr. Chairman, for all the challenges
the Postal Service of the 21st century faces,
it still retains its traditional place as a key cog
in how American businesses conduct their affairs and
how Americans all across this land communicate.
- John M. McHugh

It has been well said that a hungry man is more interested
in four sandwiches than four freedoms.
- Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.

If we expose the Chinese to our freedoms,
it may create a greater hunger for democracy,
reform and liberties in China.
- Gary Locke

The right to be let alone is indeed the beginning of all freedoms.
- William O. Douglas

For more than two centuries, the defenders of liberty
have put their lives on the line,
because they have known that we cannot take our freedoms for granted.
- Virgil Goode

As is the case with many Middle Eastern nations,
women are nowhere near equal to men when it comes to
basic freedoms and rights that we take for granted every day.
- Ginny B. Waite

One of the unsung freedoms that go with a free press
is the freedom not to read it.
- Ferdinand Mount

I do think that our freedoms are at risk.
- Clarence Thomas

Freedoms, like privileges, prevail or are imperiled
together You cannot harm or strive to achieve one without
harming or furthering all.
- Jose Marti

The security of our nation depends on the men and women
who are willing to sacrifice their safety,
and possibly their lives, to protect the freedoms the rest of us enjoy.
- Ben Nelson

Never, since the fall of communism, has it been so
abundantly clear that an ethos exists,
which is loath to accept the freedoms and prosperity
we hold sacred in this nation.
- Jim Walsh

The freedoms that people have that flow from all civic
institutions fundamentally come from the success of a market system.
- Lee R. Raymond

The Democratic Party will never desert the freedoms
of our people under the guise of pretending to protect them.
- Emanuel Celler

America will never be destroyed from the outside.
If we falter and lose our freedoms,
it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
- Abraham Lincoln

The Pledge clearly acknowledges the fact that our freedoms
in this country come from God,
not government.
- Jay Alan Sekulow

Sept.
11 represented a terrorist attack aimed at destroying
everything that America stands for -
our freedoms and our way of life.
- John Whitehead

Knowledge is that possession that no misfortune can destroy,
no authority can revoke, and no enemy can control.
This makes knowledge the greatest of all freedoms.
- Bryant H. McGill

The global response to global terrorism must not endanger
fundamental human rights and freedoms.
- Stjepan Mesic

There are two freedoms - the false, where a man is
free to do what he likes;
the true,
where he is free to do what he ought.
- Charles Kingsley

The liberties and freedoms which we hold dear and we
recognize and cherish and respect guide the way we
gather information in the United States.
- John Ashcroft

We need a very strong military to protect the freedoms we do have.
- Jerry Bruckheimer

Our freedoms were born in the ideals of the Enlightenment
and the musket fires of an historic revolution.
- John Boehner

Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing:
the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude
in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

I refer to calls for humanitarian intervention in the
affairs of another state -
a new idea,
this - even when they are made under the pretext of
defending human rights and freedoms.
- Boris Yeltsin

We're giving our freedoms away.
The American experiment was about freedom.
Freedom to be stupid, freedom to fail,
freedom to succeed.
- Glenn Beck

When I first came to the United States in 1956 I fell in love with things -
mainly the vitality and the freedoms.
- Harold Evans

Many Americans don't have an understanding of the freedoms they regularly enjoy.
- Dave Anderson

The men and women of today's VA are dedicated to caring
for today's veterans and stand ready to provide for
our servicemembers who now defend our freedoms and our way of life.
- Steve Buyer

I keep attacking the villains, the know-nothings,
the people who want to take our freedoms away.
- Al Goldstein

We can demonstrate, by our own example,
how E.U.
freedoms, including the freedom of nationals of other E.U.
countries to come and work here, has enabled us to expand our economy.
- John Bruton

This is a nation that has lost the ability to be self-critical,
and that makes a lie out of the freedoms.
- Joni Mitchell

Nobody and nothing will stop Russia on the road to
strengthening democracy and ensuring human rights and freedoms.
- Vladimir Putin

The last of human freedoms - the ability to chose one's
attitude in a given set of circumstances.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Women are allowed more freedoms and we're fighting for more freedoms,
we're experiencing more freedoms won.
- Pam Grier

When there is a huge force pressing down on freedoms,
sub-cultures with more creativity and power are likely to form.
- Joichi Ito

We have freedoms and boundaries; we just have a great family life.
- Kelly Preston

We know we must win the war on terror to protect innocent
people and the freedoms that define our way of life.
- Doc Hastings

Many of America's and New York's sons and daughters
are around the world fighting for the freedoms that
the Statue of Liberty stands for.
- Michael Bloomberg

We're quite lucky that we've got political freedoms.
We should be using them.
- Mark Thomas

We talk about freedoms for African-Americans but unless
you have more than one option politically,
how free are you?
- Lynn Swann

Do not allow to slip away from you freedoms the people
who came before you won with such hard knocks.
- David Herbert Lawrence

We shall not yield to violence.
We shall not be deprived of union freedoms.
We shall never agree with sending people to prison for their convictions.
- Lech Walesa

To protect our freedoms, it seems we're going to have
to relinquish some of our freedoms for a short period of time.
- Neil Young

While only one day of the year is dedicated solely
to honoring our veterans,
Americans must never forget the sacrifices that many
of our fellow countrymen have made to defend our country
and protect our freedoms.
- Randy Neugebauer

While we enjoy the benefits of living in the greatest democracy in the world,
we must be ever conscious of the fact that none of
the achievements or freedoms enjoyed in America would
be possible without the price that has been paid for
by our servicemen and women.
- Mark Kennedy

The reality is that we are hated not because of our democracy,
freedoms, and generous social security system;
rather,
we are hated because of our involvement in foreign
conflicts and quarrels that were never our concern.
- Amir Butler

Ukraine is also successfully moving toward democracy
and making progress expanding freedoms and rights to its people.
We can help Ukraine achieve these goals and improve
its economy by normalizing trade relations.
- Vito Fossella

It is clear we can make reforms to better ensure we
are giving law enforcement all of the tools they need
while maintaining the appropriate safeguards to protect
the very freedoms we cherish.
- Leonard Boswell


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