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Legislation Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Legislation

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Inflation is taxation without legislation.
- Milton Friedman

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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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cap the well, yes.
Clear up the mess, yes.
Make compensation - yes, absolutely.
But would it be right to have legislation that independently
targets BP rather than other companies? I don't think that -
would be right.
- David Cameron

Language is legislation, speech is its code.
We do not see the power which is in speech because
we forget that all speech is a classification,
and that all classifications are oppressive.
- Roland Barthes

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

Now that this legislation has passed the House,
I look forward to the vote in the Senate that will bring us to Conference,
where we can resolve any outstanding issues and make
this postal reform reality -
for the Postal Service and for all Americans.
- John McHugh

Legislation passed in the aftermath of September 11,
2001 enhanced our intelligence capabilities and strengthened our national defense,
but until now our nation's immigration policies have
not adapted to the needs of a post-September 11th world.
- Chris Chocola

Last year, I was proud to be an original co-sponsor
of legislation that would increase federal judges'
salaries by more than 40 percent.
It also built in a cost of living adjustment,
so the Judicial Branch would not be dependent on the
Legislative Branch for increases each year.
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Today, our actions must be motivated only by our intense
desire to achieve a just and lasting peace.
The compassion and charity of the American people should
be reflected in this legislation,
though sadly, they are silenced.
- Nick Rahall

A majority of Americans oppose partial-birth abortion,
and Judge Hamilton's decision flies in the face of
Congress passing and President Bush signing legislation
banning such horrible acts of violence.
- Marc Racicot

We don't want crimes committed in New Mexico falling through the cracks.
This legislation ensures that there is no area of our
state where crimes can be committed without consequence.
- Pete Domenici

The Secure Fence Act, which authorizes the construction
of 700 miles of security barriers along the southwest border,
has now been sent to President Bush for his signature.
This piece of legislation is an important piece of
the border security puzzle.
- Randy Neugebauer

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

I mean there's enormous pressures to harmonize freedom
of speech legislation and transparency legislation around the world -
within the E.U.,
between China and the United States.
Which way is it going to go? It's hard to see.
- Julian Assange

When a judge assumes the power to decide which distinctions
made in a statute are legitimate and which are not,
he assumes the power to disapprove of any and all legislation,
because all legislation makes distinctions.
- Robert Bork


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