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Patriots Quotes

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No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels.
Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain
the true duty of patriots.
- Barbara Ehrenreich

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The tree of liberty needs to be watered from time to
time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
- Lyn Nofziger

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

Patriots always talk of dying for their country and
never of killing for their country.
- Bertrand Russell

 

These three movements were born spontaneously and independently
of the initiative of a few French patriots who had
a place in the old political groups and parties.
- Jean Moulin

I have never been afraid of making patriots;
but I disdain and despise all their efforts.
- Robert Walpole

There are only two sides to this question.
Every man must be for the United States or against it.
There can be no neutrals in this war;
only patriots and traitors.
- Stephen Douglas

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For what were all these country patriots born? To hunt,
and vote, and raise the price of corn?
- George Byron

The American patriots of today continue the tradition
of the long line of patriots before them,
by helping to promote liberty and freedom around the world.
- John Linder

When a nation is filled with strife,
then do patriots flourish.
- Lao Tzu

The young patriots now returning from war in Iraq and
Afghanistan and other deployments worldwide are joining
the ranks of veterans to whom America owes an immense debt of gratitude.
- Steve Buyer

2004 was a great year for Boston!
The Patriots won the Super Bowl!
Boston hosted its first national political convention!
And - the Red Sox won the World Series!
- Thomas Menino

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time
with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
- Thomas Jefferson

If the Founding Fathers and other patriots who fought
during the Revolutionary War could see the United States today,
I believe they would be proud of the path that the thirteen colonies,
now fifty strong states, have taken since then.
- John Linder

We must not try to force him to take civilization immediately in its complete form,
but under just laws, guaranteeing to Indians equal civil laws,
the Indian question, a source of such dishonor to our
country and of shame to true patriots,
will soon be a thing of the past.
- George Crook

There are patriots who opposed the war in Iraq and
there are patriots who supported the war in Iraq.
We are one people, all of us pledging allegiance to the stars and stripes,
all of us defending the United States of America.
- Barack Obama

I do think that we are facing a crisis in our democracy.
As true patriots, each and every one of us has to speak up,
speak out, and change those in charge.
Our democracy depends upon it.
- Robert Greenwald

Thank you for the sacrifices you and your families are making.
Our Vietnam Veterans have taught us that no matter
what are positions may be on policy,
as Americans and patriots, we must support all of our
soldiers with our thoughts and our prayers.
- Zack Wamp

As I've said, there were patriots who supported this war,
and patriots who opposed it.
And all of us are united in appreciation for our servicemen and women,
and our hopes for Iraqis' future.
- Barack Obama

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

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

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

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

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

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

I really think the Patriot Act violates our Constitution.
It was, it is, an illegal act.
The Congress, the Senate and the president cannot change the Constitution.
- Peter Camejo

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

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

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

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

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

Today it is becoming harder to speak out,
with the inception of the Patriot Act,
the president has legislated free speech to be a crime.
- Frank Serpico

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

While the debate on the Patriot Act is far from over,
it is important that all Americans continue in this
dialogue and work together to ensure greater security for our nation.
- Jo Bonner

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

'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 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

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

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

No man can be a patriot on an empty stomach.
- William Cowper

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

NAFTA and GATT have about as much to do with free trade
as the Patriot Act has to do with liberty.
- Michael Badnarik

A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.
- Edward Abbey

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

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

Civil libertarians have raised concerns that some of
the Patriot Act's provisions infringe on Constitutional rights.
Those concerns are not supported by the facts.
- Roger Wicker

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

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

One of the first items of Congressional business in
2006 will be an effort to renew the USA Patriot Act.
- Roger Wicker

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

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

Since we enacted the PATRIOT Act almost three years ago,
there has been tremendous public debate about its breadth
and implications on due process and privacy.
- Howard Berman

The Patriot Act addresses various subjects.
Some sections are beneficial and enhance our national security.
- Mike Honda

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

I think it's dawning on some Democrats that obstructing the Patriot Act,
like they've been obstructing everything else,
is bad for them politically.
- Karl Rove

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

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

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

A good historian is timeless; although he is a patriot,
he will never flatter his country in any respect.
- Francois Fenelon

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

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

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

We are expected to believe that anyone who objects
to the Department of Homeland Security or the USA Patriot Act is a terrorist,
and that the only way to preserve our freedom is to
hand it over to the government for safekeeping.
- L. Neil Smith

Patriotism is voluntary.
It is a feeling of loyalty and allegiance that is the
result of knowledge and belief.
A patriot shows their their patriotism through their actions,
by their choice.
- Jesse Ventura

Prior to the passage of the Patriot Act,
it was very difficult - often impossible -
for us to share information with the Central Intelligence Agency,
with NSA, with the other intelligence agencies,
and likewise, for them to share information with us.
- Robert Mueller

Prior to the PATRIOT Act, the ability of government
agencies to share information with each other was limited,
which kept investigators from fully understanding what
terrorists might be planning and to prevent their attacks.
- Chris Chocola

Every American, regardless of their background,
has the right to live free of unwarranted government intrusion.
Repealing the worst provisions of the Patriot Act will
reign in this gross abuse of power and restore to everyone
our basic Constitutional rights.
- Pete Stark

Since 2001, the Patriot Act has provided the means
to detect and disrupt terrorist threats against the U.S.
Prior to enactment of the law, major legal barriers prevented intelligence,
national defense, and law enforcement agencies from
working together and sharing information.
- Roger Wicker

Decisive action has been taken on the home front with
passage of the USA Patriot Act,
which has strengthened the hand of law enforcement
agencies to stop terrorists before they can act.
- Roger Wicker

The Patriot Act removed major legal barriers that prevented the law enforcement,
intelligence, and national defense communities from
talking and coordinating their work to protect the
American people and our national security.
- Jon Porter


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