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Parents don't need government to raise their kids.
by Rod Blagojevich

Parents don't need government to raise their kids.
That's their job.
But government can help them protect their children
from influences they may not want their kids exposed to.
- Rod Blagojevich

Part of protecting our homeland means being less dependent
on foreign countries for our energy.
- Rod Blagojevich

One of the greatest challenges in collecting child
support is that deadbeat dads move from job to job and state to state.
it's hard to keep track of them.
- Rod Blagojevich

Health care is not a privilege.
It's a right.
It's a right as fundamental as civil rights.
It's a right as fundamental as giving every child a
chance to get a public education.
- Rod Blagojevich

 

Our children's health and well-being are dependent
on our commitment to promoting food access and good eating habits at home,
at school and in the community.
- Rod Blagojevich

Kids today are technologically sophisticated.
In many families, they are far ahead of their parents.
- Rod Blagojevich

I know each fund has its supporters,
and that some will not want to see the surplus go to schools.
But, in tough times, you have to set priorities.
And our priority is education.
- Rod Blagojevich

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Whatever happened to a sense of idealism and embracing
an idea that will help people and,
in this case, children?
- Rod Blagojevich

Ask any woman and she'll tell you: health care for
women is more expensive than it is for men.
In fact, during their reproductive years,
women spend 68% more on health care than men do.
- Rod Blagojevich

Let's put aside the politics and trust the people.
Let's embrace the unique opportunity we all have;
take the heat and make the hard and difficult decisions,
knowing that we're doing it to make things better for the people of Illinois.
- Rod Blagojevich

For the same reason we don't allow kids to buy pornography,
for the same reason we don't allow kids to buy cigarettes,
for the same reason we don't allow kids to buy alcohol,
we shouldn't allow them to go to stores and buy video games.
- Rod Blagojevich

A successful economic development strategy must focus
on improving the skills of the area's workforce,
reducing the cost of doing business and making available
the resources business needs to compete and thrive
in today's global economy.
- Rod Blagojevich

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

Let parents bequeath to their children
not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
- Plato

Most people don't CHOOSE their value system -
they simply inherit the beliefs of their parents and community.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Pay It Forward.
Gift future generations in proportion to your gratitude.
The nature of life is that we pay forward
our biological creation and nurture.
Our parents gift us with life and nurture,
and we gift our children with life and nurture.
While this much is essential to continued human existence,
choose to take "pay it forward" farther - much farther.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths,
but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore,
and that's what parents were created for.
- Ogden Nash

Chance makes our parents, but choice makes our friends.
- Jacques Delille

As long as any adult thinks that he,
like the parents and teachers of old,
can become introspective,
invoking his own youth to understand
the youth before him,
he is lost.
- Margaret Mead

Treat the earth well,
It was not given to you by your parents,
It was loaned to you by your children.
- Native American Proverb

When does a belief bring out the best in you?
When does a belief hold you prisoner to yesterday
and limit your options for designing a great future?
Test your beliefs with as much objectivity
as you can bring to the subject.
Be willing to let go of those beliefs
that represent your parents' opinions,
or your communities opinions, rather than your own.
Those beliefs that withstand rigorous testing,
should become the foundation of your being -
your reason for living.
Take action on those beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge
on their children rather than virtue,
the art of speaking well rather than doing well;
but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

How true Daddy's words were when he said:
all children must look after their own upbringing.
Parents can only give good advice
or put them on the right paths,
but the final forming of a person's character
lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

It's YOUR time - it's YOUR life -
YOU get to choose how you use it. T
here is no way that your life is "supposed" to be.
Your parents had their vision for your life.
Your boss, your spouse, your church, your friends,
and even the family next door have their ideas
of how you should live your life.
What about YOUR vision for your life?
What do YOU want?
YES, it matters what you want.
YES you can have what you want.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Parents are not interested in justice,
they're interested in peace and quiet.
- Bill Cosby

Parents should not smoke in order to discourage their kids from smoking.
A child is more likely to smoke when they have been
raised in the environment of a smoker.
- Christy Turlington

Parents are the last people on earth who ought to have children.
- Samuel Butler

The car trip can draw the family together,
as it was in the days before television when parents
and children actually talked to each other.
- Andrew H. Malcolm

Most children threaten at times to run away from home.
This is the only thing that keeps some parents going.
- Phyllis Diller

Heredity is what sets the parents of a teenager wondering about each other.
- Laurence J. Peter

My parents, especially my mother, were no influence on me whatsoever.
- Andy Partridge

It was seldom that I attended any religious meetings,
as my parents had not much faith in and were never
so unfortunate as to unite themselves with any of the religious sects.
- Orson Pratt

Because of their size, parents may be difficult to discipline properly.
- P. J. O'Rourke

Everyone has an opinion on many subjects
and is ready to share those opinions -
labeling them as "truth."
Sometimes it is relatively easy
to filter out these opinions.
Upon hearing an ad for the latest
weight-loss powder on late-night TV,
our skepticism leaps to our defense.
However, if we have heard the same opinion for years
from our parents, friends,
government officials, or religious leaders,
we are more likely to believe without questioning
than to raise our filter of skepticism
and ask the hard questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My parents and my grandfather on my mom's side would travel the earth.
They went to Australia and China, and they went to
probably every soccer game I ever played.
- Brandi Chastain

In automobile terms, the child supplies the power but
the parents have to do the steering.
- Benjamin Spock

We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.
- Henry Ward Beecher

What is the use of physicians like myself trying to
help parents to bring up children healthy and happy,
to have them killed in such numbers for a cause that is ignoble?
- Benjamin Spock

I want to thank my parents for everything I am today -
fat, miserable, and paranoid.
- Anonymous

Parents need all the help they can get.
The strongest as well as the most fragile family requires
a vital network of social supports.
- Bernice Weissbourd

I was born in very sorry circumstances.
Both of my parents were very sorry.
- Norman Wisdom

Both of my parents were musicians.
- Bryan White

Anyone who grows up with parents who are very influential,
there are cases where people run away from that if
they have parents who are really lame.
- Thurston Moore

The things I really learned, I learned from watching my parents.
They take care of business.
Always have.
- Kevin Eubanks

I'm just one of the kids, and all because the students
at Hamilton Heights High School listened to the facts,
educated their parents and themselves,
and believed in me.
- Ryan White

When my parents first arrived there,
North Dakota had just been admitted to the Union,
and the country was still wild and harsh.
- Lawrence Welk

The death tax robs parents of the opportunity to pass
something along to their children,
and it is responsible for destroying a lot of family-owned businesses.
- Mac Thornberry

Grilling outside with my parents at the Jersey shore.
We would grill lobster and corn in the summer.
- Bobby Flay

Without greater support for childcare,
parents of young children may be forced to choose cheaper,
poor quality care for their children or fail to provide it entirely.
- Tim Johnson

My parents have a wonderful marriage,
for many years.
But I can't commit myself for such a long time.
- Kim Wilde

Yes, we do mimic our parents in a lot of ways.
- Deana Carter

Too many people have been analyzing their pasts,
their childhoods, their memories, their parents,
and realizing that it doesn't do anything-or that it doesn't do enough.
- James Hillman

Before I was a mom I used to think that parents who
worried about their kids watching MTV were just clueless.
Now that I'm a mom, I see what the fuss was all about!
- Martha Quinn

My parents came to visit every two months and brought plenty of books.
- Mathias Rust

It was a mixed blessing to have famous parents.
It was tough to go to auditions and be bad,
since I couldn't be anonymous.
- Ben Stiller

However, when my parents married in 1945,
China was in turmoil and the possibility of returning
grew increasingly remote,
and they decided to begin their family in the United States.
- Steven Chu

You don't really understand human nature unless you
know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his
parents every time around -
and why his parents will always wave back.
- William D. Tammeus

The best part about being friends with your parents
is that no matter what you do,
they have to keep loving you.
- Natalie Portman

Yes, I am Algerian of Moroccan origin through my parents,
but all my life is Algeria.
I was born there.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

I was born in Connecticut.
But my parents brought my sister and I to L.A.
when-Hollywood, actually, when i was 6 months old.
- Linda Evans

The debt of gratitude we owe our mother and father goes forward,
not backward.
What we owe our parents is the bill presented to us by our children.
- Nancy Friday

It is commonly agreed that children spend more hours
per year watching television than in the classroom,
and far less in actual conversation with their parents.
- Paul Weyrich

I have three sons, a husband, parents,
and I'll fight and get angry, but what is very important
that I have found as I've matured,
is that I have to move on.
- Jami Gertz

I have parents come up to me and say,
'I don't know who you are, but my kid wants his picture taken with you.'
- Devon Werkheiser

You see, that's another thing that my parents gave me:
an enormously great sense of humor.
- Liza Minelli

I try to keep a balance.
I actually believe that children want normal parents,
they don't want celebrities or important parents or
anything different from all the other parents.
- Linda Hamilton

You go to a theater now and you literally see parents
watching the movie and they suddenly cover their kid's ears.
I figured I'd make one movie where they didn't have to do this.
- Garry Marshall

It wasn't a secret that I was gay.
I'd come out to my parents during my junior year of high school,
on the day that I also wrecked the family car.
- Mary Cheney

There is only room in the lifeboat of your life for one,
and you always choose yourself, and turn your parents
into whatever it takes to keep you afloat.
- Anna Quindlen

I believe Congress has a duty to do so as well;
not simply as a body of legislators,
but more importantly as a community of friends,
neighbors, parents and Americans.
- Jim Walsh


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