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The oath of renunciation and allegiance is a solemn
by Jim Ryun

The oath of renunciation and allegiance is a solemn
vow taken by thousands of immigrants each year to become a United States citizen.
The oath is the fundamental statement of allegiance to the United States,
and this allegiance is what unites America.
- Jim Ryun

In a polling conducted by the Wall Street Journal,
11 out of 12 Americans said they oppose the taking of private property,
even if it is for public economic good.
- Jim Ryun

In turn, more physicians, hospitals,
and other health care providers are severely limiting their practices,
moving to other states, or simply not providing care.
- Jim Ryun

By finding waste and abuse in entitlement programs,
and eliminating it, we can ensure that the funds that
are put into these programs go to the people that need them the most.
- Jim Ryun

 

The United States is not a nation based upon race,
creed, or religion - we are a nation based upon our
loyalty and allegiance to our country and her principles.
- Jim Ryun

Protection of private property is a fundamental right
protected in a strong democracy.
- Jim Ryun

Motivation is what gets you started.
Habit is what keeps you going.
- Jim Ryun

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After the horrific attacks of September 11th,
it was evident that our Government needed to be transformed
to meet the new challenges of this dangerous world.
- Jim Ryun

We have a strong agricultural heritage in Kansas.
- Jim Ryun

I am concerned about the growing problem of sexual
abuse and exploitation of our children.
- Jim Ryun

I am committed to protecting our country against the threat of terrorism.
- Jim Ryun

With this announcement today, the Army has made it
clear what we have known all along -
that Fort Riley is truly the crown jewel of the United States Army.
- Jim Ryun

Mr. Speaker, we have reached a point in history where
some have forgotten that it is the family,
not the government, that is the fundamental building block of our society.
- Jim Ryun

Yesterday I, along with a bipartisan Congressional Delegation of lawmakers,
inspected the detention facilities at Guantanamo used
to house individuals detained in the War on Terrorism.
- Jim Ryun

Skyrocketing insurance premiums are debilitating our
Nation's health care delivery system and liability
insurers are either leaving the market or raising rates to excessive levels.
- Jim Ryun

As I said a moment ago, there is no higher priority in our budget,
or certainly in the budgets of the past few years,
than providing for what is needed for the protection
and security of our country and support of our troops.
- Jim Ryun

In fact, entitlement spending on programs such as Medicare,
Medicaid, and Social Security make up 54% of federal spending,
and spending is projected to double within the next decade.
Medicare is growing by 9% annually, and Medicaid by 8% annually.
- Jim Ryun

Today, we stand as a united country and are much closer
to the ideals set forth in our Constitution that all men are created equal;
that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights;
that among these are life,
liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
- Jim Ryun

I was most impressed with the professionalism of our
soldiers stationed there,
and I am now more confident than ever that that the
operations at Guantanamo are being conducted in a humane and necessary manner.
- Jim Ryun

One would expect that private property taken by eminent
domain would become land available for public use such as parks and roads.
Unfortunately, this decision creates a loophole for
government to manipulate the definition of public use
simply to generate greater tax revenue.
- Jim Ryun

By reducing our dependence of foreign oil and increasing
alternative energy sources such as ethanol,
we can begin to bring down prices at the pumps,
create thousands of new jobs and bring a much needed boost to our economy.
- Jim Ryun

The majority of Americans receive health insurance
coverage through their employers,
but with rising health care costs, many small businesses
can no longer afford to provide coverage for their employees.
- Jim Ryun

Our budget works to reduce and eliminate the risk of attacks at our ports,
rails, in the skies, our food supply and roads by allowing
for increases in many of the programs and agencies
to help protect these important areas of commerce and travel.
- Jim Ryun

Adult stem cells have shown great potential and have
effectively helped patients.
Another alternative is cord-blood stem cells.
These are a neglected resource that could be used to
treat a diverse body of people.
- Jim Ryun

Mr. Chairman, on September 11, we were attacked by
terrorists who took advantage of weaknesses in our border security.
After infiltrating our country, the terrorists were
able to conceal their real identities,
and thereby plot their attacks without fear of being apprehended.
- Jim Ryun

To my knowledge, the Department of Homeland Security
has focused on detection devices that are large,
expensive, use a large amount of energy,
and cannot easily be placed in or on a shipping container.
- Jim Ryun

While there are no easy solutions to this problem,
the Deficit Reduction Act gets us started in the right
direction by beginning with the most obvious,
commonsense reforms to save taxpayer dollars.
- Jim Ryun

Guantanamo allows us to secure dangerous detainees
without the risk of escape,
while at the same time providing us with valuable intelligence
information on how best to proceed in the war against
terror and prevent future attacks.
- Jim Ryun

Mr. Speaker, the goal of stem cell research should
be to help our fellow human beings.
The debate on this issue has, unfortunately,
moved into dangerous unethical territory when perfectly
moral alternatives exist.
- Jim Ryun

Do no harm.
- from the Hippocratic Oath

There is no such thing as a lovers' oath.
- Plato

In the Olympic Oath, I ask for only one thing:
sporting loyalty.
- Pierre de Coubertin

There can be a true grandeur in any degree of submissiveness,
because it springs from loyalty to the laws and to an oath,
and not from baseness of soul.
- Simone Weil

When the magistrate says 'That's not a good enough reason my man.'
He said 'Excuse me,
could I ask you? Have you taken an oath of allegiance to the Monarch?'
- Anthony Holden

I took an oath to protect the people of Arizona,
and that's what I'm going to do.
I'm going to keep pushing in that direction.
- Jan Brewer

To paraphrase Winston Churchill, I did not take the
oath I have just taken with the intention of presiding
over the dissolution of the world's strongest economy.
- Ronald Reagan

The time has come to formulate guidelines for the ethical conduct of scientist,
perhaps in the form of a voluntary Hippocratic Oath.
- Joseph Rotblat

Tonight - by taking this solemn oath -
I am no longer a private citizen but the Mayor of the City of Chicago.
- Jane Byrne

By Rice's own standards, the war was well underway
by the time he took office.
He was a war president the moment he took the oath.
But did he act like one?
- Howard Fineman

You know I took an oath to tell the truth when I took the witness stand.
- Mary Harris Jones

But then, so far as I know, I am the only performer
who ever pledged his assistants to secrecy,
honor and allegiance under a notarial oath.
- Harry Houdini

How small regard is had to the oath of God by men professing the name of God.
- George Gillespie

I have taken an oath in my heart to oppose communism until the day I die.
- Eldridge Cleaver

In the name of the constitution of Texas,
which has been trampled upon, I refuse to take this oath.
I love Texas too well to bring civil strife and bloodshed upon her.
- Sam Houston

I survived only a year in Berkeley, partly because
I declined to sign the anticommunist loyalty oath.
- Jack Steinberger

If it was about lying under oath - we actually know
that Clinton certainly was deceptive,
as most people would be about their sex lives -
but,
in fact, he did not lie.
- Paul Begala

It is not the oath that makes us believe the man,
but the man the oath.
- Aeschylus

When I testified in front of Congress,
I know that I was testifying under oath and I told the truth.
- Rafael Palmeiro

Look, if America - if being an American means anything,
it means not having to lie under oath,
not even for the president.
- Linda Tripp

Never take a solemn oath.
People think you mean it.
- Norman Douglas

Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
- Solon

Those who served, and those who continue to serve in the Army,
Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard took an oath
to uphold and protect the Constitution against all
enemies foreign and domestic,
and we can never forget the importance of their commitment to our Nation.
- Robin Hayes

As long as I live, I will never forget that day 21
years ago when I raised my hand and took the oath of citizenship.
Do you know how proud I was? I was so proud that I
walked around with an American flag around my shoulders all day long.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

In the last analysis, of course, an oath will encourage
fidelity in office only to the degree that officeholders
continue to believe that they cannot escape ultimate
accountability for a breach of faith.
- James L. Buckley

Well, you know, Thomas Jefferson, who was the author
of the Declaration of Independence said he wouldn't
have any atheists in his cabinet because atheists wouldn't swear an oath to God.
That was Jefferson and we have never had any Muslims in the cabinet.
- Pat Robertson

As Members of Congress, we swear an oath to uphold
the United States Constitution.
It means something to be an American because we believe in our country,
we believe in our people, and we believe in our constitution.
- Todd Tiahrt

The decision that has to be made was whether it was material,
whether he knew he was lying under oath,
whether he did it willfully.
I think that's required of any prosecutor who is charged
with an investigation of this.
- Barbara Olson

Lying under oath, and encouraging lies under oath,
does go to the very heart and soul of what courts do.
If we say we don't care, let's forget about courts,
and we'll just have other ways of figuring out how to handle disputes.
- Kenneth Starr

Unfortunately, in today's world we have to be reminded
that the power of an oath derives from the fact that
in it we ask God to bear witness to the promises we
make with the implicit expectation that He will hold
us accountable for the manner in which we honor them.
- James L. Buckley

And the basis on which we agreed to operate with them involved a manifesto,
where it states that we proceed from different ideologies and policies.
One thing that we insisted on was that they should
take an oath to reject racism and discrimination.
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi

But if, on the other hand, we should be justified in rejecting it,
if there testified on oath, then, supposing our rules of evidence to be sound,
we may be excused if we hesitate elsewhere to give it credence.
- Simon Greenleaf

If we spend the time we waste in sighing
for the perfect golden fruit
in fulfilling the conditions of its growth,
happiness will come, must come.
It is guaranteed in the very laws of the universe.
If it involves some chastening and renunciation, well,
the fruit will be all the sweeter for this touch of holiness.
- Helen Keller

Renunciation remains sorrow, though a sorrow borne willingly.
- Charles Dickens

With renunciation life begins.
- Natalie Clifford Barney

It is impossible to overlook the extent to which civilization
is built upon a renunciation of instinct.
- Sigmund Freud

What is marriage, is marriage protection or religion,
is marriage renunciation or abundance,
is marriage a stepping-stone or an end.
What is marriage.
- Gertrude Stein

Renunciation - that is the great fact we all,
individuals and classes, have to learn.
In trying to avoid it we bring misery to ourselves and others.
- Beatrice Potter Webb

Through love one acquires renunciation and discrimination naturally.
- Ramakrishna

To write is to become disinterested.
There is a certain renunciation in art.
- Anthony Burgess

A self-respecting nation is ready for anything,
including war, except for a renunciation of its option to make war.
- Simone Weil

I found myself facing a Christian Science Reading Room.
My God!
It had been eight years.
There had never been any renunciation of religion on my part,
but like so many people, it was a gradual fading away.
- Henry Fonda


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