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Government does not have a revenue problem;
by Marsha Blackburn

Government does not have a revenue problem;
government has a spending problem.
Government does not have a revenue problem;
government has a priority problem.
It is time that we begin to fine tune our focus and
decide what the priority of government ought to be.
- Marsha Blackburn

We must be certain that we all realize that our enemy
is not an enemy that is located in one single place.
There are terrorist cells all around the globe.
- Marsha Blackburn

Republicans are not going to play I-told-you-so,
but it is pretty obvious that the tax reductions passed
in 2003 helped Americans dig out of a recession and get back to work.
- Marsha Blackburn

Every town has become a border town and every State
has become a border State.
- Marsha Blackburn

 

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

On energy, we should be exploring for domestic sources of energy.
- Marsha Blackburn

I often quote Ronald Reagan, who is pretty close to
my favorite President ever,
I will have to say that, but one of my favorite remarks
he ever made was that when you look at Federal programs,
there is nothing so close to eternal life on Earth
as a Federal Government program.
- Marsha Blackburn

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Mr. Speaker, we are a blessed Nation.
We have not suffered another attack on our soil since September 11,
and we are grateful.
We have killed or captured dozens of members of al Qaeda and the Taliban.
Our military and intelligence forces are working both hard and smart.
- Marsha Blackburn

Republicans rejected calls for amnesty and we've fought
efforts to provide illegal aliens with taxpayer funded benefits.
The American people are far closer to our Republican
approach to border security than they are to Nancy Pelosi's approach.
- Marsha Blackburn

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

Yes, what has happened is we have moved from responding
to these terrorist attacks as acts of civil disobedience
to getting to the point after September 11 that we said,
no, this is not just civil disobedience,
this is an act of war.
- Marsha Blackburn

We all learned in kindergarten that the beginning is
a very good place to start.
As we have this debate on illegal immigration and illegal entry into this country,
let's begin at the very beginning by sealing the borders to this great Nation.
- Marsha Blackburn

This is now a global war on terror and,
indeed, it is important, it is imperative that we win
in the battles in Afghanistan and that we win in the battles in Iraq.
And as the gentleman from Georgia has mentioned,
this is not something that is going to be quick and easy.
- Marsha Blackburn

We do thank our men and women in uniform.
And I thank them.
I thank this House today that approved a bill that
will allow for a pay raise for our military.
We are grateful for that and for the actions of this body.
- Marsha Blackburn

Madam Speaker, it is time to halt illegal entry into this country.
It is time to halt the flow of illegal drugs and weapons into this great Nation,
and it is time to secure our borders.
- Marsha Blackburn

This majority is working for America,
and one of those ways is we have tremendously low unemployment.
This economy has created millions of new jobs,
and we are expecting growth this first quarter of somewhere higher than 4 percent.
- Marsha Blackburn

Our tax policies, the tax relief and reform we passed in 2003 and 2005,
helped get government out of the way of America's entrepreneurs,
and our unemployment rate is now lower than it was in the 1970s,
the 1980s, and the 1990s.
- Marsha Blackburn

Can any of us even imagine, after Pearl Harbor,
President Roosevelt suggesting we negotiate a resolution
or that we could simply prosecute those involved? Of
course it is unimaginable.
We are right to be in the Middle East,
and we are right to treat this as the war it is.
- Marsha Blackburn

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela

Winners Dream Big Dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Am I not destroying my enemies
when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln

Freedom is the right to live as we wish.
- Epictetus

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

The price of greatness is responsibility.
- Winston Churchill

The wave of evil washes all our institutions alike.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Education is not the filling of a pail,
but the lighting of a fire.
- William Butler Yeats

Resistance to the organized mass can be effected only
by the man who is as well organized
in his individuality as the mass itself.
- Carl Jung

I must dedicate my life to teaching my people,
for only education would make their lot less bitter,
their latent power more strong.
- Jimmy Yen

Man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be,
at the hands of his brother, never by killing him.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We must adjust to changing times
and still hold to unchanging principles.
- Jimmy Carter

Unless both sides win,
no agreement can be permanent.
- Jimmy Carter

If the misery of the poor be caused
not by the laws of nature,
but by our institutions,
great is our sin.
- Charles Darwin

The probability that we may fail
in the struggle ought not to deter us
from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
- Abraham Lincoln

The only way to deal with an unfree world
is to become so absolutely free
that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
- Albert Camus

Let's have faith that right makes might;
and in that faith let us, to the end,
dare to do our duty as we understand it.
- Abraham Lincoln

We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.
- Edward R. Murrow

The best road to progress is freedom's road.
- John F. Kennedy

We are not afraid to follow truth
wherever it may lead,
nor to tolerate any error
so long as reason is left free to combat it.
- Thomas Jefferson

This is no time for ease and comfort.
It is time to dare and endure.
- Winston Churchill

An instructed and intelligent people
are always more decent and orderly
than an ignorant and stupid one.
- Adam Smith

We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic.
Different people, different beliefs,
different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.
- Jimmy Carter

The buck stops here.
- Harry S. Truman

Go to the people
Live among them
Learn from them
Love them
Serve them
Plan with them
Start with what they know
Build on what they have.
- Jimmy Yen (Y. C. James Yen)

We must learn to live together as brothers
or perish together as fools.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Peace is its own reward.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
- John F. Kennedy

The choice is to work alone to be a little
more successful than the next person,
or to work together for the great betterment of humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Healthy discontent is the prelude to progress.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Only aim to do your duty,
and mankind will give you credit where you fail.
- Thomas Jefferson

Kindness is the light that dissolves
all walls between souls, families, and nations.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Is freedom anything else than the right
to live as we wish? Nothing else.
- Epictetus

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory.
Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
- Sun Tzu

Be a yardstick of quality.
Some people aren't used to an environment
where excellence is expected.
- Steve Jobs

We win justice quickest by rendering
justice to the other party.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

In matters of style, swim with the current;
in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
- Thomas Jefferson

We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

We may have different religions, different
languages, different colored skin,
but we all belong to one human race.
- Kofi Annan

The best way to destroy an enemy
is to make him a friend.
- Abraham Lincoln

To know how to free oneself is nothing;
the arduous thing is to know what to do with one's freedom.
- Andre Gide

You can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

A house divided against itself cannot stand.
- Abraham Lincoln

Non-violence means avoiding not only external physical violence
but also internal violence of spirit.
You not only refuse to shoot a man,
but you refuse to hate him.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Non-violence and truth are inseparable and presuppose one another.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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