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The standing orders of the Parliamentary Party, however, apply to me, apply to every other Member of the Parliamentary Labour Party and they put into a context the way in which those rights to freedom of speech should be exercised.
~By Ron Davies ~


Well, it's the last step of the civil rights movement: You know, wrap your hands around some money, right?
~By Russell Simmons ~


Civil rights leaders are involved in helping poor people. That's what I've been doing all my life.
~By Andrew Young ~


I think this society suffers so much from too much freedom, too many rights that allow people to be irresponsible.
~By Boyd Rice ~


The liberals in the House strongly resemble liberals I have known through the last two decades in the civil rights conflict. When it comes time to show on which side they will be counted, they excuse themselves.
~By Shirley Chisholm ~


The implementation measures of both Covenants, but especially those of the Covenant concerning civil and political rights, were considerably weakened to the point where they assumed an optional character.
~By Rene Cassin ~


I'm a child of the Civil Rights Movement.
~By Danny Glover ~


Those religions that are oppressive to women are also against democracy, human rights, and freedom of expression.
~By Taslima Nasrin ~


The 4th Amendment and the personal rights it secures have a long history. At the very core stands the right of a man to retreat into his own home and there be free from unreasonable governmental intrusion.
~By Potter Stewart ~


As a human rights issue, the effort to end violence against women becomes a government's obligation, not just a good idea.
~By Charlotte Bunch ~


To me, a feminist belongs in the same category as a humanist or an advocate for human rights. I don't see why someone who's a feminist should be thought of differently.
~By Suzanne Vega ~


It is true that they paid much more attention to the trade unions because the trade unions were after all speaking for the rights and conditions of working men and women in their employment.
~By Barbara Castle ~


At the time I attempted to purchase the rights back for the 3 Homestead records, but the owner demanded an outrageous sum in the neighborhood of $10,000, about 10 times more money than I could get my hands on at the time.
~By Mark Edwards ~


Republican patience with how unionism deals with the political institutions, and with key issues like equality and human rights, will be tested because, obviously, there will be a battle a day on these matters. So lets face up to all of this with our eyes wide open.
~By Gerry Adams ~


Just as man can't exist without his body, so no rights can exist without the right to translate one's rights into reality, to think, to work and keep the results, which means: the right of property.
~By Ayn Rand ~


There are severe limitations on civil rights. In the international arena, Iran is turning into an isolated country, and the international community is becoming more hostile toward it.
~By Moshe Katsav ~


Now, I think that in acknowledging that every individual Member of Parliament and indeed every individual member of the Labour Party, has rights to express their view in a spirit of tolerance.
~By Ron Davies ~


Individual rights are the means of subordinating society to moral law.
~By Ayn Rand ~


Health care is not a privilege. It's a right. It's a right as fundamental as civil rights. It's a right as fundamental as giving every child a chance to get a public education.
~By Rod Blagojevich ~


We all would like to see a brighter future for Haiti, and I hope this conference will serve to explore many views. Respect for human rights, freedom, and the rule of law must be established in the poorest nation in our hemisphere.
~By Eliot Engel ~


Ukraine is also successfully moving toward democracy and making progress expanding freedoms and rights to its people. We can help Ukraine achieve these goals and improve its economy by normalizing trade relations.
~By Vito Fossella ~


The theory of relativity worked out by Mr. Einstein, which is in the domain of natural science, I believe can also be applied to the political field. Both democracy and human rights are relative concepts - and not absolute and general.
~By Jiang Zemin ~


By 1962, King had become, by the media's reckoning, the new civil rights leader.
~By Constance Baker Motley ~


And what sort of philosophical doctrine is thi - that numbers confer unlimited rights, that they take from some persons all rights over themselves, and vest these rights in others.
~By Auberon Herbert ~


Life is not a matter of place, things or comfort; rather, it concerns the basic human rights of family, country, justice and human dignity.
~By Imelda Marcos ~


At the Carter Center we work with victims of oppression, and we give support to human rights heroes.
~By Jimmy Carter ~


There is no person in this room whose basic rights are not involved in any successful defiance to the carrying out of court orders.
~By Dwight D. Eisenhower ~


Christianity is the root of all democracy, the highest fact in the rights of men.
~By Novalis ~


The rights of persons, and the rights of property, are the objects, for the protection of which Government was instituted.
~By James Madison ~


I can't remember when I wasn't an animal rights activist.
~By Ali MacGraw ~


We would, however, perform an injustice to the bourgeois women's rights movement if we would regard it as solely motivated by economics. No, this movement also contains a more profound spiritual and moral aspect.
~By Clara Zetkin ~


My image had always been very heterosexual, very straight. So it was a nice experience for me, a chance to clarify my own feelings about gay and lesbian civil rights.
~By Bruce Springsteen ~


For my part, I do not feel that the scheme of future happiness, which ought by rights to be in preparation for me, will be at all interfered with by my not meeting again the man I have in my. mind.
~By James Payn ~


The government of the United States is a device for maintaining in perpetuity the rights of the people, with the ultimate extinction of all privileged classes.
~By Calvin Coolidge ~


All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.
~By Thomas Jefferson ~


We would be false to our trust if we allowed the time it takes to give effect to constitutional rights to be used as the very reason for taking away those rights.
~By Frank Murphy ~


My friends in the Congress, I have known Coretta King since I went south during the civil rights movement as a lawyer. She was a vibrant, consistent, totally dedicated partner with her husband.
~By John Conyers ~


Property is intended to serve life, and no matter how much we surround it with rights and respect, it has no personal being. It is part of the earth man walks on. It is not man.
~By Martin Luther King, Jr. ~


Truth and mercy require the exertion - never the suppression, of man's noble rights and powers.
~By Gerrit Smith ~


When the civil rights battle was won, all the Jews and hippies and artists were middle class white people and all the blacks were still poor. Materially, not much changed.
~By Jonathan Lethem ~


I have encountered riotous mobs and have been hung in effigy, but my motto is: Men's rights are nothing more. Women's rights are nothing less.
~By Susan B. Anthony ~


They have accorded me my constitutional rights, and that is to their credit because the media hate campaign against me has been so intense and so vicious that it's a miracle that the police have taken such a professional approach.
~By Ernst Zundel ~


Up until, really, Roosevelt, African-Americans largely voted ninety per cent Republican. That was the political origins, that's what their political voice was in the Republican party. During that history, that last sixty or seventy years of history, the Republican party effectively walked away from the community. They were afraid to really embrace civil rights even though they embraced civil rights legislation. And so it's not enough to just to put it on paper, you gotta actually show up and be in the community, and understand what that struggle was really about.
~By Michael Steele ~


I do not support abortion rights. Although what I would support in this vexed area is not clear to me.
~By Stanley Fish ~


A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference.
~By Thomas Jefferson ~


Since President Bush took office in 2001, this Congress has supported an agenda of democracy, freedom and expansion of rights for all peoples throughout the world.
~By Ginny B. Waite ~


I don't know of many evangelicals who want to deny gay couples their legal rights. However, most of us don't want to call it marriage, because we think that word has religious connotations, and we're not ready to see it used in ways that offend us.
~By Tony Campolo ~


It's only fair that stable gay relationships of long standing should have the same rights and responsibilities as married couples. I know the image of gay marriage is to some people horrific and ludicrous.
~By Ian Mckellen ~


Our funding is based on our support of ideas like limited government, individual rights and a strong defense.
~By Richard Scaife ~


I maintain that every civil rights bill in this country was passed for white people, not for black people.
~By Stokely Carmichael ~


It is quite clear that compelling content, which is made available on economic terms that respect the intellectual rights of owners, can be a tremendous spur to the growth of broadband networks.
~By John Doerr ~


In a society where the rights and potential of women are constrained, no man can be truly free. He may have power, but he will not have freedom.
~By Mary Robinson ~


What men value in this world is not rights but privileges.
~By H. L. Mencken ~


Rosa Parks will be remembered for her lasting contributions to society. Her legacy lives on in the continued struggle for civil rights around the world. She will be missed.
~By Jim Costa ~


We like to engage in a normal publishing effort, which is to act in a responsible manner and make sure the material is not likely to harm anyone, that it is properly investigated by quality news organizations, and by lawyers and human rights groups and so on.
~By Julian Assange ~


The Universal Declaration of Human Rights describes the family as the natural and fundamental unit of society. It follows that any choice and decision with regard to the size of the family must irrevocably rest with the family itself, and cannot be made by anyone else.
~By Garrett Hardin ~


Understand that sexuality is as wide as the sea. Understand that your morality is not law. Understand that we are you. Understand that if we decide to have sex whether safe, safer, or unsafe, it is our decision and you have no rights in our lovemaking.
~By Derek Jarman ~


The planter, the farmer, the mechanic, and the laborer... form the great body of the people of the United States, they are the bone and sinew of the country men who love liberty and desire nothing but equal rights and equal laws.
~By Andrew Jackson ~


I think Democrats are right. We fight for the American dream, for the environment, for privacy rights, a woman's right to choose, a good public education system.
~By Barbara Boxer ~


And I hereby distinctly and emphatically declare that I consider myself, and earnestly desire to be considered by others, as utterly divested, now and during the rest of my life, of any such rights, the barbarous relics of a feudal, despotic system.
~By Robert Dale Owen ~


The whole notion of land property rights in the Arab world is different from that in Europe.
~By William Odom ~


The quest for freedom, dignity, and the rights of man will never end.
~By William J. Brennan ~


First, we could have defied both of them and could have gone to war against both of these nations for this violation of international law and interference with our neutral rights.
~By George William Norris ~


I firmly believe in the rule of law as the foundation for all of our basic rights.
~By Sonia Sotomayor ~


The House of Commons, refused to receive the addresses of the colonies, when the matter was pending; besides, we hold our rights neither from them nor from the Lords.
~By Christopher Gadsden ~


In situations of military conflict, civil strife, lawlessness, bad governance, and human rights violations, terrorists find it easier to hide, train and prepare their attacks.
~By Gijs de Vries ~


I have written about the dispossessed, immigrants, the condition of women who do not enjoy the same legal rights as men, the Palestinians who are deprived of their land and condemned to exile.
~By Tahar Ben Jelloun ~


We support President Truman's civil rights program.
~By Eugenie Anderson ~


There can be no assumption that today's majority is "right" and the Amish and others like them are "wrong." A way of life that is odd or even erratic but interferes with no rights or interests of others is not to be condemned because it is different.
~By Warren E. Burger ~


Humanistic values of equality and equal rights for all nations and individuals as crystallized in the principles of the United Nations Charter are mankind's great achievements in the 20th century.
~By Tran Duc Luong ~


Material goods consist of useful material things, and of all rights to hold, or use, or derive benefits from material things, or to receive them at a future time.
~By Alfred Marshall ~


A little less complaint and whining, and a little more dogged work and manly striving, would do us more credit than a thousand civil rights bills.
~By W. E. B. Du Bois ~


The French revolution taught us the rights of man.
~By Thomas Sankara ~


Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: First a right to life, secondly to liberty, and thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can.
~By Samuel Adams ~


The civil rights movement in the United States was about the same thing, about equality of treatment for all sections of the people, and that is precisely what our movement was about.
~By John Hume ~


In a few decades, the relationship between the environment, resources and conflict may seem almost as obvious as the connection we see today between human rights, democracy and peace.
~By Wangari Maathai ~


I demanded more rights for women because I know what women had to put up with.
~By Evita Peron ~


I belong to the generation of workers who, born in the villages and hamlets of rural Poland, had the opportunity to acquire education and find employment in industry, becoming in the course conscious of their rights and importance in society.
~By Lech Walesa ~


The Republic of Macedonia is being built on democratic ideals and values, not on ethnic groups. Those ideals and values include economic opportunities, language and educational opportunities, religious rights, and political processes.
~By Boris Trajkovski ~


The idea of cultural relativism is nothing but an excuse to violate human rights.
~By Shirin Ebadi ~


Workers organized and fought for worker rights and food safety, Social Security and Medicare - they fought to change government. And they won.
~By Sherrod Brown ~


Mrs. Parks was a shy, soft spoken woman who was uncomfortable being revered as a symbol of the civil rights movement. She only hoped to inspire young people to achieve great things.
~By Jim Costa ~


I rise in support of a Canada in which liberties are safeguarded, rights are protected and the people of this land are treated as equals under the law.
~By Paul Martin ~


The rights of democracy are not reserved for a select group within society, they are the rights of all the people.
~By Olof Palme ~


Well we are hoping that the power of the community of free nations is such that our sovereignty our rights are not going to be challenged by anybody who's going try to undermine the freedom, the openness of our societies and our security.
~By Douglas Feith ~


The idea of equal rights was in the air.
~By Lucy Stone ~


That's Anil's path. She grows up in Sri Lanka, goes and gets educated abroad, and through fate or chance gets brought back by the Human Rights Commission to investigate war crimes.
~By Michael Ondaatje ~


True republicanism is the sovereignty of the people. There are natural and imprescriptible rights which an entire nation has no right to violate.
~By Marquis de Lafayette ~


And occasionally some of the nations that will be partners in this would probably not be, in terms of passing a pure human rights check, have everything going for them that you would like to have.
~By Hugh Shelton ~


The pure connecting factor is that those of us who describe ourselves as feminists want equal rights for all people.
~By Betty Buckley ~


Marriage is sacred and protected and has nothing to do with violating our civil rights.
~By Jack Kingston ~


We have a human rights interest. Then there is the immigration problem. The human-rights violations have caused people to take to boats and flood not only the United States, but other countries in the region, creating great instability.
~By Warren Christopher ~


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.
~By Neil Young ~


There is no room for legal hair-splitting when it comes to the humane treatment of detainees - not in a nation founded on the rule of law and respect for human rights.
~By Dick Durbin ~


Rights that do not flow from duty well performed are not worth having.
~By Mohandas Gandhi ~


Confirming John Roberts would endanger much of the progress made by the nation in civil rights over the past half century.
~By Ralph Neas ~


The extension of women's rights is the basic principle of all social progress.
~By Charles Fourier ~


We have not sought this conflict; we have sought too long to avoid it; our forbearance has been construed into weakness, our magnanimity into fear, until the vindication of our manhood, as well as the defence of our rights, is required at our hands.
~By Robert Toombs ~


I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot.
~By Robert Green Ingersoll ~


If the abstract rights of man will bear discussion and explanation, those of women, by a parity of reasoning, will not shrink from the same test.
~By Mary Wollstonecraft ~

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