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Ernest Istook Quotes and Sayings

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Out of control judicial activism threatens traditional marriage in America.
- Ernest Istook

Instead of this confusion, we need the unifying force of an official language,
English, which is the language of success in America.
- Ernest Istook

The birth of democracy in Iraq is one of the great
positive changes of our era.
- Ernest Istook

The courts are using the First Amendment to attack religion,
when they should be using it to protect religion.
- Ernest Istook

 

There are a lot of Grinches out there that would like
nothing better than to take any references to religion
out of the holiday season.
- Ernest Istook

Our economic freedom is founded on individual property rights;
government should never be permitted to take those away.
- Ernest Istook

The American people do not want people thumbing their nose at the law.
It undercuts the very fabric of our society and the
system of civil justice and of criminal justice as well.
- Ernest Istook

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While even pornography is protected as free speech,
the courts have consciously undermined religious speech
and freedom of religion for years.
- Ernest Istook

Education begins at home and I applaud the parents
who recognize that they -
not someone else -
must take responsibility to assure that their children are well educated.
- Ernest Istook

We've outpaced Japan and Europe in creating new jobs,
but there's major competition from India and China.
It's not enough to make income tax cuts permanent.
- Ernest Istook

Americans should be free to recognize our religious heritage;
doing that is not the same as creating a government-sponsored religion.
- Ernest Istook

English should be our official language.
Reading and speaking English are requirements to become a citizen.
- Ernest Istook

Those people who want to express their religious beliefs
on public property should enjoy the same rights that
we provide to those protesting the war in Iraq.
- Ernest Istook

Thousands of present day students, like many of our Founding Fathers,
are being taught at home.
- Ernest Istook

Printing ballots in multiple languages costs millions of dollars every year.
It also discourages immigrants from integrating into
American society and gaining the benefits that come from speaking English.
- Ernest Istook

America's strength is not our diversity;
our strength is our ability to unite people of different
backgrounds around common principles.
A common language is necessary to reach that goal.
- Ernest Istook

America has global trade with plenty of nations that
provide inexpensive labor,
but it's better for us when they're in our own hemisphere,
rather than sending that business halfway around the world.
- Ernest Istook

Research and development needs permanent tax credits
to build the technology that spurs our growth.
But no government programs alone can get America's
students to study more science and math;
parents must push and help their children to meet this goal.
- Ernest Istook

There's a lot of exaggerated talk about CAFTA,
but it's actually a fairly routine trade agreement.
Although it involves fairly small nations,
they're still more important trade partners than places
like Australia or many other larger nations.
- Ernest Istook

To become an American citizen, we require people to read,
write and speak in English.
That is to help them to assimilate in our melting pot,
truly to become Americans.
We mock that when the cherished right to vote does
not involve English any more.
- Ernest Istook

I remind everyone: Whether you school them at home or send them to school,
you as a parent have the responsibility to make sure they learn and behave.
Teachers and principals may help, but parents are the
ones who must accept responsibility.
- Ernest Istook

We cannot sacrifice innocent human life now for vague
and exaggerated promises of medical treatments thirty of forty years from now.
There are ways to pursue this technology and respect life at the same time.
- Ernest Istook

My father was the son of immigrants,
and he grew up bilingual,
but English is what my father taught me and what he spoke to me.
America's strength is not our diversity;
it is our ability to unite around common principles
even when we come from different backgrounds.
- Ernest Istook

We need uniform protection of traditional marriage.
You can't have different definitions on something as fundamental as marriage.
The Marriage Protection Amendment is the only solution to this problem.
- Ernest Istook

I think it's awful that the state of Oklahoma a couple
of years ago passed this law to give the same tuition
to illegals as they do to people who are residents of Oklahoma.
I think it's wrong.
- Ernest Istook

There are many alternatives to embryonic stem cell research,
alternatives with great potential.
We need to support these and oppose creating life for
the sole purpose of destroying it.
- Ernest Istook

The motives of these parents vary, many parents don't
like the curriculum being taught to their kids,
or are wary of the threat of peer pressure or the presence
of drugs or violence lurking in too many of our schools today.
- Ernest Istook

It's good that the first half of the speech emphasized freedom,
because George W. Bush has been the global champion for freedom.
As he said, if we don't fight tyranny it will not leave us alone in peace.
- Ernest Istook

Home schooled children frequently combine for many purposes -
and they interact well.
The growth of the home schooling movement means that
more and more children are learning together,
just not in a traditional classroom.
- Ernest Istook

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 PHOTO

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Today is your day to dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
invite rainbows and butterflies out to play,
soar your spirit, and unfurl your joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be curious; be adventurous; live life full-out.
Accept the challenge, and reach for the brass ring.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth

Find a place inside where there's joy,
and the joy will burn out the pain.
- Joseph Campbell

Fully experience THIS moment -
breathe in, breathe out - nothing more.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

When you get the choice to sit it out or dance,
I hope you dance.
- Lee Ann Womack

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Obstacles are like wild animals.
They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can.
If they see you are afraid of them...
they are liable to spring upon you;
but if you look them squarely in the eye,
they will slink out of sight.
- Orison Swett Marden

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we want a love message to be heard,
it has got to be sent out.
To keep a lamp burning,
we have to keep putting oil in it.
- Mother Teresa

Live out of your imagination, not your history.
- Stephen Covey

We hardly ever realize that we can
cut anything out of our lives,
anytime, in the blink of an eye.
- Carlos Castaneda

Today is my day to dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
invite rainbows & butterflies out to play,
soar my spirit, and unfurl my joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A ship in port is safe,
but that's not what ships are built for.
Sail out to sea and do new things.
- Grace Hopper

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of others' opinions
drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage
to follow your heart and intuition.
They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
Everything else is secondary.
- Steve Jobs

Life is a dangerous - ultimately fatal - endeavor,
so you may as well live it full out.
Chart your course, cast off the lines,
and boldly sail the seas of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If your tendency is to make sense out of chaos, start chaos.
- Carlos Castaneda

If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life,
your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.
- Rabindranath Tagore

You should never be content with so little,
when you can reach out for something big.
- Charles L. Allen
(This quote is about making a big difference
in the world - not about greed)

We work with the people not out of pity
but out of respect for their potential for growth and development,
both as individuals and as communities.
- Jimmy Yen

Whenever you are asked if you can do a job,
tell 'em, Certainly I Can. -
and get busy and find out how to do it.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing,
there is a field. I will meet you there.
- Rumi

Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones,
as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
- Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Dream up the world you want to live in. Dream out loud.
- Bono

Don't give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there
who will try to discourage you.
Don't listen to them.
The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
- Sidney Sheldon

Success is the sum of small efforts,
repeated day in and day out.
- Robert Collier

May your right hand always be
stretched out in friendship, never in want.
- Irish Blessing

Lead follow or get out of the way.
- Thomas Paine

If you want a love message to be heard,
it has got to be sent out.
To keep a lamp burning,
we have to keep putting oil in it.
- Mother Teresa

Three Rules of Work:
Out of clutter find simplicity;
From discord find harmony;
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
- Albert Einstein

The challenge of living a great life is to create
a meaningful whole out of sometimes ill-fitting halves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Go within every day and find the inner strength
so that the world will not blow your candle out.
- Katherine Dunham

Play full-out and enjoy all of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never be fooled into believing that
there is one speck out of order.
- Byron Katie

We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled.
The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over
and let the beautiful stuff out.
- Ray Bradbury

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci


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