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This majority is working for America,
by 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

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

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

 

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

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

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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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In matters of conscience,
the law of the majority has no place.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

One man with courage makes a majority.
- old saying probably repeated by Andrew Jackson
(falsely attributed to Jefferson)

The minority is always stronger than the majority,
because the minority is generally formed by those
who really have an opinion.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The majority of men meet with failure
because of their lack of persistence
in creating new plans to take
the place of those which fail.
- Napoleon Hill

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority,
it is time to pause and reflect.
- Mark Twain

Instead of comparing our lot with that
of those who are more fortunate than we are,
we should compare it with the lot
of the great majority of our fellow men.
It then appears that we are among the privileged.
- Helen Keller

Truth always rests with the minority,
and the minority is always stronger than the majority,
because the minority is generally formed by those
who really have an opinion,
while the strength of a majority is illusory,
formed by the gangs who have no opinion -
and who, therefore, in the next instant
(when it is evident that the minority is the stronger)
assume its opinion... while truth again reverts to a new minority.
- Soren Kierkegaard

To say that a work of art is good, but incomprehensible to the majority of men,
is the same as saying of some kind of food that it
is very good but that most people can't eat it.
- Leo Tolstoy

It is not worth an intelligent man's time to be in the majority.
By definition, there are already enough people to do that.
- G. H. Hardy

The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan
trying to play the violin.
- Honore de Balzac

We respect opposition to any position or policy.
But we believe that the opinion that should prevail
and be respected is that of the majority.
- King Hussein I

The majority of people who buy homes in golf course
communities don't play golf.
Golf is way down at the bottom in terms of total numbers and growth.
- Ed McMahon

It is a measure of the framers' fear that a passing
majority might find it expedient to compromise 4th
Amendment values that these values were embodied in the Constitution itself.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

When great changes occur in history,
when great principles are involved,
as a rule the majority are wrong.
- Eugene V. Debs

The Green Party represents that majority point of view within the U.S.
- Peter Camejo

What we call a democratic society might be defined
for certain purposes as one in which the majority is
always prepared to put down a revolutionary minority.
- Walter Lippmann

Our generals talk a good game about taking care of their grunts,
and the majority of our Beltway politicians bay with
moralistic fervor about how they,
too, support the troops.
- David Hackworth

One, with God, is always a majority,
but many a martyr has been burned at the stake while
the votes were being counted.
- Thomas Reed

To be sure, the vast majority of people who are untrained
can accept the results of science only on authority.
- Morris Raphael Cohen

Don't ever let economic alone determine your career
or how you spend the majority of your time.
- Denis Waitley

When I think of vision, I have in mind the ability
to see above and beyond the majority.
- Charles R. Swindoll

Finally, I want to make the point that we are Republicans.
We are the majority.
It is going to be a little more difficult because we
have to govern and come up with ideas.
- Jack Kingston

The only kind of coercion I recommend is mutual coercion,
mutually agreed upon by the majority of the people affected.
- Garrett Hardin

The game of history is usually played by the best and
the worst over the heads of the majority in the middle.
- Eric Hoffer

The citizen parties, by an absolute majority,
elected a National Socialist Government.
- Fritz Sauckel

There was a Republican majority of the Senate,
and it tempered the nature of the nominations being made.
- Spencer Abraham

How many times will this Congress waste time on an
issue that a majority of Americans do not want?
- Raul Grijalva

The unphilosophical majority among men are the ones
most helplessly dependent on their era's dominant ideas.
- Leonard Peikoff

Paul the apostle recounted that Jesus appeared to more
than 500 of His followers at one time,
the majority of whom were still alive and who could confirm what Paul wrote.
- Josh McDowell

The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority,
or rather of that party, not always the majority,
that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections.
- Lord Acton

And we know that once we have a majority that are dependent upon the government,
we will lose our freedom; it says we go into bondage.
That's the next stage.
- Sharron Angle

In fact, a large majority of those have died and of
those expected to die of AIDS,
as well as of those who are infected with the virus,
are in sub-Saharan Africa.
- Claudio Hummes

Look, all this is about is utilizing the rules of the Senate,
using a majority of the senators, to make sure that
we get health reform done.
We cannot wait another day.
- Barbara Boxer

My sense is that the majority of Conservatives share
my reservations about how we got into Iraq.
- Kenneth Clarke

At every step the vast majority have expressed horror
at the idea of an aggressive war.
- Paul Robeson

The majority of directors I've worked with didn't know how to talk to actors.
- Stanley Tucci

When you get too big a majority, you're immediately in trouble.'
- Sam Rayburn

A majority in all parties do, I think,
want to see local government recover its old vigour and independence.
- Ferdinand Mount

One with the law is a majority.
- Calvin Coolidge

Lyndon Johnson, as majority leader of the United States Senate,
he made the Senate work.
- Robert Caro

Unlike the majority of the writers of his age,
La Rochefoucauld was an aristocrat; and this fact gives
a peculiar tone to his work.
- Lytton Strachey

Historically, the judicial branch has often been the
sole protector of the rights of minority groups against
the will of the popular majority.
- Diane Watson

The majority see the obstacles; the few see the objectives;
history records the successes of the latter,
while oblivion is the reward of the former.
- Alfred A. Montapert

The large majority of the Negroes who have put on the
finishing touches of our best colleges are all but
worthless in the development of their people.
- Carter G. Woodson

The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority,
but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
- Marcus Aurelius

The majority does not rule in America,
but the minority shouldn't hijack it.
And it's because we're afraid.
They have isolated us and made us feel as though we're alone.
We're not.
- Glenn Beck

What is morality in any given time or place? It is
what the majority then and there happen to like and
immorality is what they dislike.
- Alfred North Whitehead

It does not take a majority to prevail...
but rather an irate, tireless minority,
keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.
- Samuel Adams

Clinton was a president who used his office,
in creative ways, to try to reinvigorate the federal
government to benefit the majority.
- Sidney Blumenthal

So war is an extremely sad business,
because the majority of people don't want to be in it.
- Gerald Scarfe

The majority of people in Angola were not provided
with any kind of schooling and were completely illiterate,
very badly paid, and treated almost as slaves.
- Louis Leakey

When they say you're the best, I always remember that
the majority of the audience probably thinks someone
else should have gotten the award.
- Brad Paisley


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