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Our ability to effectively engage China and the Arab
by Rick Larsen

Our ability to effectively engage China and the Arab
world rests on shared economic and political interests
and mutual understanding.
- Rick Larsen

We need a positive economic agenda that invests in
the innovation and growth that will create jobs for
middle class families and ensure that America remains the world leader.
- Rick Larsen

As the first Member of Congress from western Washington
to serve on the House Agriculture Committee in over 50 years,
I am proud to represent the needs of our agriculture community.
- Rick Larsen

America needs to be secure at home and abroad.
- Rick Larsen

 

I strongly support tax relief for the middle class.
- Rick Larsen

Methamphetamine is a highly dangerous drug that is
wreaking havoc on families and communities throughout this country.
The drug's use is spreading across the United States.
- Rick Larsen

And we need to maintain our foothold in the fight against
terrorism and terrorist groups and respond to any degradation
of Iraqi security or stability.
- Rick Larsen

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My goal is to ensure the Northern Border is safe,
secure and allows for the free flow of travel and commerce.
- Rick Larsen

Children are often the silent victims of drug abuse.
- Rick Larsen

Now more than ever, America needs an agenda for real change.
- Rick Larsen

We are the greatest country in the world but we are facing serious issues.
- Rick Larsen

We need safe communities that are free from methamphetamine
and a federal commitment to stand next to state leadership
and law enforcement in the fight against this epidemic.
- Rick Larsen

I have heard repeated stories of meth users leaving
their children unattended for days as they cook,
use and then sleep off the intense effects of methamphetamine.
- Rick Larsen

Today's global landscape is increasingly interconnected.
China and the Middle East play critical roles towards
international peace and security.
- Rick Larsen

As a co-chair of the State's 2010 Olympics Task Force,
I am working to make sure our border crossings are
ready to handle the risks and benefits the Games will bring.
- Rick Larsen

As many as three million people are expected to attend
the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver,
British Columbia.
The security concerns and economic opportunities are
great for both Canada and Washington state.
- Rick Larsen

Congress must take responsibility for a new positive direction -
an innovative agenda that will lead to a more secure America.
Secure communities, secure economies,
and a secure quality of life.
- Rick Larsen

Washington state's 2nd Congressional District is a
major producer of small fruit crops such as raspberries and strawberries.
This research center is doing important work to help
farmers enhance the quality,
yield and marketability of their small fruit crops.
- Rick Larsen

I can finally go home and tell the constituents,
law enforcement, and leaders in Washington state that
Congress is treating the meth problem with the same
urgency and commitment that local communities have
been treating it with for years.
- Rick Larsen

Congress had the opportunity to extend tax relief to
working families without increasing the deficit.
Instead, we were handed a bill that favors the wealthy
and eliminates deductions that benefit the middle class.
- Rick Larsen

For the past several years, the Meth Caucus has worked
to engage the Office of National Drug Control Policy on this issue.
We have tried to get their attention that meth requires a strong,
comprehensive Federal policy.
- Rick Larsen

I ask the American people to consider the legacy this
administration has handed us in the defense budget
as we spend billions of U.S.
taxpayer dollars without the tools and ability to track these dollars.
- Rick Larsen

As we work to create light for others,
we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

Our faith gives us knowledge of something better.
- E. F. Schumacher

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)

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

Each of us dwells in a cathedral of our own BEing
that is created vast enough to encompass Unity with all creation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When the vast cathedral of our being
becomes a sanctuary for all creation,
we become the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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.

Our lives are defined not by the challenges we encounter,
but by how we respond to those challenges.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

We cannot choose our external circumstances,
but we can always choose how to respond to them.
- Epictetus

All our dreams can come true,
if we have the courage to pursue them.
- Walt Disney

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Through our own recovered innocence
we discern the innocence of our neighbors.
- Henry David Thoreau

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We all have our thorns. We, and Life, have our moments.
Life occurs before our morning coffee.
Life occurs in our bathrobe with our hair uncombed.
Bless and give thanks for All of Life - the bloom and the thorns.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.
- Anonymous

Where ignorance is our master,
there is no possibility of real peace.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Music takes us out of the actual
and whispers to us dim secrets
that startle our wonder as to who we are.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We know nothing at all.
All our knowledge is but the knowledge of schoolchildren.
The real nature of things we shall never know.
- Albert Einstein

Adversity can crush our spirit -
or strengthen it - it is our choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This is our moment, this is our time.
- Bono

Society censors our actions,
but our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is the great miracle cure.
Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
- Louise L. Hay

It is not what we get.
But who we become, what we contribute...
that gives meaning to our lives.
- Tony Robbins

We do not always see what is before our face -
sometimes we see what we hope to see,
or fear we will see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How we spend our days is of course
how we spend our lives.
- Annie Dillard

We can never be the better for our religion
if our neighbor is the worse for it.
- Anonymous

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others.
And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We must teach our children to resolve
their conflicts with words, not weapons.
- William J. Clinton

As we let our light shine,
we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence actually liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson


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