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Our ports are owned by local governments who are ...
by Kit Bond

Our ports are owned by local governments who are responsible for the ports.
It is the Coast Guard and Customs that provide security.
The federal government will never outsource our security.
- Kit Bond

Reducing the budget for Amtrak makes no sense unless
the Administration is prepared to implement a reform
strategy which can be supported by the budget request.
- Kit Bond

For the vast majority of places in America,
there is no way you can build a security system such
as we have here because of the high priority this rates
in terms of terrorist interests.
- Kit Bond

No one who knows my personal situation would think
I am not sympathetic to the needs of the active forces.
- Kit Bond

 

As the Senator from Vermont was kind enough to note,
I did have the experience of being commander in chief
of our National Guard in Missouri for 8 years.
- Kit Bond

It is U.S.
workers who lose out when employers cannot get the
high-tech graduates they need to compete with foreign
companies in the 21st century economy.
- Kit Bond

One of the most widespread myths about the deal is
that the Administration is outsourcing the security
of our ports to a company from the United Arab Emirates.
- Kit Bond

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The death tax is one of the leading causes of the dissolution of small businesses.
- Kit Bond

We need to end permanently the tax that punishes American
values of savings and investment and of building small
businesses and family farms and ranches.
- Kit Bond

The death tax punishes the American dream -
making it virtually impossible for the average American
family to build wealth across generations.
- Kit Bond

While I support immigration regulated through a legal framework,
I do not support rewarding those who broke the law to get here.
- Kit Bond

As we have heard, the end of al-Zarqawi is a significant
blow to al-Qaida operations in Iraq.
It is another clear indication of the progress we are making.
- Kit Bond

Remember, we know the end of the story of World War II and the Cold War.
But day by day, living in fear of the Nazis and then in fear of the Soviets,
the outcome was by no means certain.
- Kit Bond

Washington should revive international efforts begun
during the Clinton administration to pressure countries
with dangerously loose banking regulations to adopt
and enforce stricter rules.
- Kit Bond

Workers come to America to fill jobs unwanted by Americans,
but they are staying and they are not going home.
- Kit Bond

The U.S.
is looking to India as more then just a marketplace
for our defense products,
but as a technology, aerospace and strategic partner
for our future endeavors.
- Kit Bond

My son is not wild about going back to Iraq,
but he'd sure rather do that than sacrifice all that
he and his fellow soldiers have accomplished by leaving
too early and inviting chaos.
- Kit Bond

America demands invention and innovation to succeed.
- Kit Bond

According to the Small Business Administration,
more than 70 percent of all family businesses do not
survive through the second generation,
and 8 percent do not make it to a third.
- Kit Bond

The death tax should be completely and permanently
repealed now in order to make the Tax Code fairer and
simpler and to eliminate the harmful drag this tax has on the economy.
- Kit Bond

A number of the major terrorist captures we have made,
the terrorist operations designed for the United States
that we have interrupted,
were enabled by the terrorist tracking program.
- Kit Bond

If we don't act now, the death tax will come back in just a few years.
Under current law the death tax is phased out in 2010
but comes back in full force in 2011.
That is a ridiculous and untenable policy.
- Kit Bond

Our National Guard, as I think everybody knows,
has provided about 40 percent of the boots on the ground
in Iraq and in the conflict against Islamofascism.
They went into that battle, being called up for their
national security service,
short of equipment.
- Kit Bond

Similarly, today, we do not know what will happen as
we wage the War on Terror.
We do know that we can count on the strong support
from our closest ally and friend in the world in winning
this war to secure our freedoms and the freedoms for
all peoples throughout the world.
- Kit Bond

I don't think anyone who has followed the progress
of the Islamofascist terrorists who have threatened
us believe we are going to be safe if we try a fortress mentality,
to step back and say no one is going to hit us,
they don't care about the United States.
They do.
- Kit Bond

For this reason, it is essential that our Nation's
rural transportation professionals be provided with
the necessary tools and support to promote and showcase the value,
benefits, and accomplishments of rural transportation
planning and development.
- Kit Bond

At a time when the insurgents are saying that time is working against them,
my Democratic colleagues are introducing a measure
to set a timetable for withdrawal in Iraq that will
undercut the momentum that the insurgents themselves
say we have built in Iraq.
- Kit Bond

America's workers face a battle for their jobs.
They are the finest workers in the world.
American workers grow, harvest, and mine some of the
world's highest quality and most plentiful raw materials.
- Kit Bond

I pointed out on the floor last year,
after Hurricane Katrina, we were very proud that one
of our National Guard engineering battalions was called to Louisiana.
And they did a magnificent job.
- Kit Bond

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

See life as ugly and painful - if you choose,
or see it as beautiful and joyful.
There is no inherent meaning in life.
We give life its meaning.
It's our Choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Why, I'd like nothing better than to achieve
some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.
- Aristophanes

Our business in life is not to get ahead of others,
but to get ahead of ourselves.
- E. Joseph Cossman

May we so love as never to have occasion
to repent of our love!
- Henry David Thoreau

The key to growth is the introduction of
higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.
- Lao Tzu

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


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