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Legislation Quotes

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When buying and selling are controlled by legislation,
the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.
- P. J. O'Rourke

Related topics: Politics

Inflation is taxation without legislation.
- Milton Friedman

One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope
that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation.
- Thomas Reed

It is very difficult to get legislation passed.
But then the danger always is that you have no power
at all if you do not exercise constant power.
- Major Owens

 

The world is not going to be saved by legislation.
- William Howard Taft

I cannot in good conscience vote for final passage
of legislation that would pave the way to open the
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling.
- Jim Ramstad

Congress should pass legislation to remove from the
federal courts their jurisdiction to hear these outrageous
challenges to the Ten Commandments and the Pledge of Allegiance.
- Phyllis Schlafly

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We have in the last two years, we have passed 350 legislation in the parliament,
most of which deal with democratization,
human rights, and of course, economy.
- Bulent Ecevit

I will always support legislation which respects and values life.
- Gresham Barrett

Well, I think the best thing we can do for the short
term is move good energy legislation through to the Congress;
I'm encouraged that there's some prospect for that now.
- John W. Snow

Once you attempt legislation upon religious grounds,
you open the way for every kind of intolerance and religious persecution.
- William Butler Yeats

Inflation is the one form of taxation that can be imposed without legislation.
- Milton Friedman

Millions of American families affected by debilitating
diseases have new hope today after the U.S.
House passed legislation to support potentially life-saving stem cell research.
- Nancy L. Johnson

The dependence of one people upon another,
even for the benefits of legislation,
is the deepest source of national weakness.
- Thomas Francis Meagher

They rushed to move it forward, uh, and then a lawsuit
was filed and we spent many months litigating,
rather than trying to come up with legislation and
move forward on that front.
- Tom Udall

Illinois then had no legislation providing compensation
for accident or disease caused by occupation.
- Alice Hamilton

And then of course, obviously as far as issues such as global warming,
something has to be done on the corporate side,
there has to be some mandate or some legislation.
- Daryl Hannah

I'm pleased the administration is endorsing the need
for legislation dealing with the chemical sector.
In the past, the administration's position has been ambiguous.
- Susan Collins

No one bill will cure the problem of spam.
It will take a combined effort of legislation,
litigation, enforcement, customer education,
and technology solutions.
- David Baker

The Priestly Code preponderates over the rest of the legislation in force,
as well as in bulk; in all matters of primary importance
it is the normal and final authority.
- Julius Wellhausen

The Bush administration staunchly opposed legislation
which would preserve overtime pay for all workers.
- John Sweeney

When we visited with legislative counsel,
they told us that the only way to effectively accomplish
what we were trying to do was to put the words in the legislation.
- Doug Ose

Regardless of my legislation, spending has to be stopped.
- Gary Johnson

A system in which we may have an enforced rest from
legislation for two years is not bad.
- William Howard Taft

People's lives have to change as a result of this legislation.
- Major Owens

That's possible, and in fact the legislation,
the politics should graduate the advantages towards
those who have children and give less to those who don't have children.
- Rocco Buttiglione

I will continue to support legislation that provides
American families and Seniors affordable health care.
- Ed Pastor

It is a rare piece of legislation indeed where there
is so much agreement about the goals.
- Mike Pence

I'll sign anything except bad legislation.
- Kinky Friedman

It is admitted by everybody that rights and privileges
enjoyed by the Roman Catholic minority in Manitoba down to 1890,
were taken away by legislation of 1890.
- Charles Tupper

I will support legislation that benefits the American
worker and prevents the outsourcing of American jobs.
- Ed Pastor

The Republicans claim they are for strengthening Pell
grants when the truth is that over the last four years,
their legislation has done the exact opposite.
- John Conyers

The greatest happiness of the greatest number is the
foundation of morals and legislation.
- Jeremy Bentham

I don't believe an Alliance government should sponsor
legislation on abortion or a referendum on abortion.
- Stephen Harper

The health care reform legislation passed by the U.S.
House of Representatives last night clearly violates the U.S.
Constitution and infringes on each state's sovereignty.
- Bill McCollum

Legislation can neither be wise nor just which seeks
the welfare of a single interest at the expense and
to the injury of many and varied interests.
- Andrew Johnson

As freak legislation, the antitrust laws stand alone.
Nobody knows what it is they forbid.
- Isabel Paterson

As the 109th Congress continues to debate legislation
that will affect the lives of immigrants,
it is important for us to remember that we are a nation of immigrants.
- Jose Serrano

Rather than waiting to restore fiscal responsibility
after we pass legislation,
we must work to ensure we remain committed to it as we draft legislation.
- Gary Miller

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

All the legislation in the world will not abolish kissing.
- Elinor Glyn

A woman who demands further gun control legislation
is like a chicken who roots for Colonel Sanders.
- Larry Elder

My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just
signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever.
The bombing begins in five minutes.
- Ronald Reagan

In short, I'm not sure that the abortion problem can
be solved by legislation.
I think it can only be solved through moral persuasion.
- Tony Campolo

New legislation has just been adopted by the International
Labour Organization on the Worst Forms of Child Labor,
such as bonded labour, prostitution and hazardous work.
- Carol Bellamy

The political status legislation which emerged in Congress
in 1990 and 1991 did not receive the support needed
for enactment into law during my tenure as Attorney General.
- Dick Thornburgh

We do not sit as a superlegislature to weigh the wisdom of legislation.
- William O. Douglas

In Cleveland there is legislation moving forward to
ban people from wearing pants that fit too low.
However, there is lots of opposition from the plumber' union.
- Conan O'Brien

Morals are in all countries the result of legislation and government;
they are not African or Asian or European:
they are good or bad.
- Denis Diderot

A good compromise, a good piece of legislation,
is like a good sentence; or a good piece of music.
Everybody can recognize it.
They say, 'Huh.
It works.
It makes sense.'
- Barack Obama

In Europe, there is no television filmmaking legislation
that could assist film production because private broadcasters
are not interested in supporting Polish film.
- Andrzej Wajda

If anyone tells you that you cannot legislate morality,
remeber that legislation IS morality.
- Jay Alan Sekulow

Revealed religion is one thing, revealed legislation,
another.
- Moses Mendelssohn

Party leads to vicious, corrupt and unprofitable legislation,
for the sole purpose of defeating party.
- James F. Cooper

And this week, I am proposing legislation to strengthen
our Open Records laws to make public access to our public records surer,
faster, and more comprehensive.
- Roy Barnes

I know we can't abolish prejudice through laws,
but we can set up guidelines for our actions by legislation.
- Belva Lockwood

The reality is the cap-and-trade legislation offered
by the Democrats amounts to an economic declaration
of war on the Midwest by liberals on Capitol Hill.
- Mike Pence

The goal with a big piece of social legislation is
to have a bipartisan result,
so the country will accept it.
- Lamar Alexander

Years ago, we all talked about recycling and not dumping
things down your drain and all of that,
but talking doesn't help much.
Basically, it's going to have to be legislation because
the impact is so huge and diversified.
- Ted Danson

This year I hope to introduce legislation that would
require Power Administrations to list direct and indirect
costs associated with ESA compliance as a line item
on customer's power bills.
- Cathy McMorris

People in Eastern Washington should be confident in
knowing that the government will not come and seize
their property or farm land.
Legislation is needed to correct this decision and
restore the principle of having limited government involvement.
- Cathy McMorris

The CARE bill is an important piece of patient-care legislation.
It will improve the quality of radiologic procedures
performed throughout the United States as well as assist
in reducing the cost incurred by the Federal government for these procedures.
- Charles W. Pickering

There is no filmmaking legislation because distributors
are not interested in sharing their money with the film industry -
for instance,
by giving a percentage of ticket sales back to filmmakers.
- Andrzej Wajda

In early January I introduced my legislation,
which, besides prohibiting Federal funding of human cloning,
also expresses the sense of Congress that foreign nations
should establish total prohibition on human cloning as well.
- Cliff Stearns

This legislation confronts the human truth that the
need for clean water knows no borders,
and proper management and intervention can be a currency
for peace and international cooperation.
- Bill Frist

My legislation would cut off all funding for trials
of anyone from Guantanamo in any court in the United States of America.
This bill would help stop the misguided plan to put
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other 9/11 terrorists on
trial in Downtown Manhattan.
- Peter King

Educational legislation nowadays is largely in the
hands of illiterate people,
and the illiterate will take good care that their illiteracy
is not made a reproach on them.
- Katharine Fullerton Gerould

The news today that Bush has vowed to veto any legislation
that reviews the security implications of the Dubai
Port World's potential management of our ports is ludicrous
and the entire Democratic Party is calling him to task for it.
- John Conyers

If the tenth of the population that is gay became visible tomorrow,
the panic of the majority of people would inspire repressive
legislation of a sort that would shock even the pessimists among us.
- Jane Rule

President Kennedy understood the importance of equal
pay for equal work and signed historic legislation
that gave women around the country hope that one day
their wages would be on par with that of their male counterparts.
- Rosa DeLauro

In vain shall Great Britain confer upon her colonies
the free government and liberal principles of legislation,
for which she is distinguished, if she do not carry
with her the revelations of God.
- John Strachan


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