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I'm a patriot in the truest sense of the word. ...
by Al Sharpton

I'm a patriot in the truest sense of the word.
- Al Sharpton

Evangelicals catapulted George W. Bush back to the White House.
- Al Sharpton

National Action Network, the group I founded,
has affiliates or chapters in over 40 cities around the country.
- Al Sharpton

The right wing always mobilizes around constitutional amendments:
the right to bear arms,
school prayer.
- Al Sharpton

 

I've never done anything else in my life other than
preach and be an activist.
Way before I was known.
- Al Sharpton

I won vice president of my student body in high school.
That doesn't mean anything.
- Al Sharpton

I was the first candidate to come out against this war,
spoke at every anti-war march.
- Al Sharpton

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Dr. King's general principles are universal.
But the things he confronted took place in another era.
- Al Sharpton

If Charlton Heston can have a constitutional right carry a rifle,
why can't grandma have a constitutional right to health care?
- Al Sharpton

I grew up in the 1950s and '60s, when it was almost
a holiday when a black act would go on Ed Sullivan.
- Al Sharpton

My ordination in the Church of God in Christ was at age 9,
and I later became a Baptist minister,
which I am today.
- Al Sharpton

I do believe the Democratic party has moved far to the right.
I do believe that the party has a bunch of elephants
running around in donkey clothes.
- Al Sharpton

The United States government has the obligation to
educate all young people in this country.
- Al Sharpton

My ministry's always been one of social activism.
I think a responsible minister must be at some levels
involved in the social order.
- Al Sharpton

During my 2004 presidential campaign,
I was fond of saying that it was high time for the
Christian right to meet the right Christians.
- Al Sharpton

If O.J.
had been accused of killing his black wife,
you would not have seen the same passion stirred up.
- Al Sharpton

We have defeated Jim Crow, but now we have to deal with his son,
James Crow Jr., esquire.
- Al Sharpton

Bill Clinton strikes me as the kind of guy who goes
wherever the polls lead him,
rather than leading the polls.
- Al Sharpton

One of the reasons I get so much joy out of my own
children's childhoods is that I'm having my first childhood myself.
- Al Sharpton

I was there during the first elections in South Africa.
I watched them take down the apartheid flag and raise the new flag.
- Al Sharpton

Who defines terrorists? Today's terrorist is tomorrow's friend.
- Al Sharpton

I've seen enough things to know that if you just keep on going,
if you turn the corner, the sun will be shining.
- Al Sharpton

I very rarely read any fiction.
I love biographies; I read about all kinds of people.
I love theology and some philosophy.
- Al Sharpton

The boxing world is full of all kinds of corruption.
- Al Sharpton

I was raised by a single mother who made a way for me.
She used to scrub floors as a domestic worker,
put a cleaning rag in her pocketbook and ride the subways
in Brooklyn so I would have food on the table.
But she taught me as I walked her to the subway that
life is about not where you start,
but where you're going.
That's family values.
- Al Sharpton

We need an amendment that gives us the right to vote
protected by the federal government and the Constitution.
- Al Sharpton

We're not willing to give black leaders second chances because,
in most cases, we're not willing to give them first chances.
- Al Sharpton

I've seen too much in life to give up.
- Al Sharpton

The dream was not to put one black family in the White house,
the dream was to make everything equal in everybody's house.
- Al Sharpton

The United States has got to adopt a policy of befriending
and creating allies around the world.
- Al Sharpton

It seems some have chosen to ignore or have simply
forgotten the big-picture vision promoted by Dr. King and his kin.
- Al Sharpton

If you can get the proper definition of trouble,
then we can find out who the real troublemakers are.
- Al Sharpton

We're not anti-police...
we're anti-police brutality.
- Al Sharpton

How do you make things fair?
- Al Sharpton

If you play the theatrics too much, you get in the way of your own cause.
- Al Sharpton

Dr. King used Gandhi's commitment to non-violence and to passive resistance.
- Al Sharpton

James Brown became my father.
He would talk to me the way a father talked to a son.
He became the father I never had.
- Al Sharpton

It is true that Mr. Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation,
after which there was a commitment to give 40 acres and a mule.
That's where the argument, to this day,
of reparations starts.
We never got the 40 acres.
We went all the way to Herbert Hoover,
and we never got the 40 acres.
We didn't get the mule.
So we decided we'd ride this donkey as far as it would take us.
- Al Sharpton

The promise of America is one immigration policy for
all who seek to enter our shores,
whether they come from Mexico, Haiti or Canada,
there must be one set of rules for everybody.
We cannot welcome those to come and then try and act
as though any culture will not be respected or treated inferior.
We cannot look at the Latino community and preach "one language."
No one gave them an English test before they sent them
to Iraq to fight for America.
- Al Sharpton

The patriot blood of my father was warm in my veins.
- Clara Barton

It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must
become the enemy of the rest of mankind.
- Voltaire

I think there is one higher office than president and
I would call that patriot.
- Gary Hart

The very idea of true patriotism is lost,
and the term has been prostituted to the very worst of purposes.
A patriot, sir!
Why, patriots spring up like mushrooms!
- Robert Walpole

A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket
and rejoices that the system works.
- Bill Vaughan

John Ashcroft is not a patriot, John Ashcroft is a
descendant of Joseph McCarthy.
- Howard Dean

The Patriot Act allows and provides a basis for an exchange of information.
- John Ashcroft

Never was patriot yet, but was a fool.
- John Dryden

A steady patriot of the world alone,
The friend of every country but his own.
- George Canning

The patriot's blood is the seed of Freedom's tree.
- Thomas Campbell

These manly sentiments, in private life,
make good citizens; in public life, the patriot and the hero.
- James Otis

In the last four years under the Patriot Act,
we have seen a great increase in the ability of law
enforcement officials to investigate and track terrorists.
- Mike Pence

I'm a patriot of the heart.
- Sylvester Stallone

He was a great patriot, a humanitarian,
a loyal friend; provided, of course,
he really is dead.
- Voltaire

In a sad twist of fate, the bill to reauthorize the
Patriot Act was debated on the floor of the House of
Representatives the same day that terrorists struck again.
- Jim Sensenbrenner

No one in their right mind can say to me with a straight
face that the Patriot Act has not aggregated the Fourth Amendment.
- Peter Camejo

A politician will do anything to keep his job,
even become a patriot.
- William Randolph Hearst

This thing called Patriot Act, through which we abdicated
a lot of our civil rights to defend the country against terrorism,
it's a four-year story.
- Neil Young

It is but refusing to gratify an unreasonable or an insolent demand,
and up starts a patriot.
- Robert Walpole

After careful deliberation, I voted today to reauthorize the Patriot Act.
- Jim Gerlach

The Patriot Act is essential to our continued success
in the war on terror here at home.
- Mike Pence

A man who says that no patriot should attack the war until it is over...
is saying no good son should warn his mother of a cliff until she has fallen.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

The patriot who feels himself in the service of God,
who acknowledges Him in all his ways,
has the promise of Almighty direction,
and will find His Word in his greatest darkness.
- Francis Scott Key

'My country, right or wrong' is a thing no patriot
would ever think of saying except in a desperate case.
It is like saying 'My mother, drunk or sober.'
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

The same ambition can destroy or save,
and make a patriot as it makes a knave.
- Alexander Pope

There is much more to being a patriot and a citizen
than reciting the pledge or raising a flag.
- Jesse Ventura

For too long, opponents of the PATRIOT Act have transformed
this law into a grossly distorted caricature that bears
no relation to the legislation itself.
- Jim Sensenbrenner

People talk about the Patriot Act that was passed immediately
in the wake of September 11.
What the Patriot Act did was break down the walls between the various agencies.
- Robert Mueller

I think my biggest break though came probably on Patriot
Games because it was the biggest,
longest second unit up to that point.
It was like five months of shooting and a huge crew.
- David R. Ellis

The PATRIOT Act brought down the wall separating intelligence
agencies from law enforcement and other entities charged
with protecting the Nation from terrorism.
- Chris Chocola

The patriot volunteer, fighting for country and his rights,
makes the most reliable soldier on earth.
- Thomas J. Jackson

I believe the Patriot Act strikes the right balance
needed to protect our freedom and security.
- Bill Owens


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