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I've often argued that oil and gas exploration is a state's rights issue. It is abundantly clear that the State of Florida does not want drilling to negatively affect its beaches and shores.
~By Jeff Miller ~


It is an honor to be awarded with such a high rating from an organization as well respected as the NAACP. I am pleased that the oldest and largest civil rights organization in the nation, has recognized my voting record.
~By Joe Baca ~


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


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 ~


Bishop Frederick Henry of Calgary is facing at least two official objections to his public statements along with expensive hearings before the Alberta Human Rights Commission for expressing his biblical views on same sex marriage.
~By Stockwell Day ~


The rights of the individual are greatly prized in the developed world, but in many other regions they are considered a luxury reserved for the impossibly wealthy.
~By Silvia Cartwright ~


Nothing is unchangeable but the inherent and unalienable rights of man.
~By Thomas Jefferson ~


All that I can tell you is, that I used my humble powers to the uttermost, and raised my voice in behalf of Human Rights in general, and the elevation and Rights of Woman in particular, nearly all my life.
~By Ernestine L. Rose ~


The records of adopted children are sealed in California. That seal is considered inviolable... The judge ruled that, because I was famous, he didn't have the same rights as other kids.
~By Danielle Steel ~


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


We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
~By Thomas Jefferson ~


The dichotomy between personal liberties and property rights is a false one. Property does not have rights. People have rights.
~By Potter Stewart ~


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 ~


San Francisco has long been a leader in the arts, nurturing generations of painters, sculptors, poets, novelists, playwrights, film-makers, and performing artists and innovators of every kind.
~By Gavin Newsom ~


The economic, social and cultural progress of a nation depends on citizens counting for more and having more rights.
~By Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero ~


Habituated from our Infancy to trample upon the Rights of Human Nature, every generous, every liberal Sentiment, if not extinguished, is enfeebled in our Minds.
~By George Mason ~


To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker.
~By Frederick Douglass ~


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 ~


Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual).
~By Ayn Rand ~


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


Human rights is the soul of our foreign policy, because human rights is the very soul of our sense of nationhood.
~By Jimmy Carter ~


Rarely in my 45 years as a civil rights lawyer have I been so angry about an injustice as I am about what happened to Billy Ray Johnson.
~By Morris Dees ~


Every man, when he comes to be sensible of his natural rights, and to feel his own importance, will consider himself as fully equal to any other person whatever.
~By Joseph Priestley ~


Both free speech rights and property rights belong legally to individuals, but their real function is social, to benefit vast numbers of people who do not themselves exercise these rights.
~By Thomas Sowell ~


No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people.
~By Noah Webster ~


People tend to forget their duties but remember their rights.
~By Indira Gandhi ~


When a record co. finds a guy now, they want to own everything. They want to own the rights to market that person's particular name. They want a piece of the action all the way through.
~By Mickey Gilley ~


The Queen is most anxious to enlist everyone in checking this mad, wicked folly of 'Women's Rights'. It is a subject which makes the Queen so furious that she cannot contain herself.
~By Queen Victoria ~


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.
~By Ernest Istook ~


A child born to a Black mother in a state like Mississippi... has exactly the same rights as a white baby born to the wealthiest person in the United States. It's not true, but I challenge anyone to say it is not a goal worth working for.
~By Thurgood Marshall ~


My aim is to show that those governments that violate the rights of people by invoking the name of Islam have been misusing Islam.
~By Shirin Ebadi ~


We also intend to deal with the issue of incorporating basic human rights into our new constitution.
~By Chen Shui-bian ~


Communities don't have rights. Only individuals in the community have rights.
~By Michael Badnarik ~


The United States' administrations... must recognize that Iran is a big power. Having said that, we consider ourselves to be a human force and a cultural power and hence a friend of other nations. We have never sought to dominate others or to violate the rights of any other country.
~By Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ~


We are men, and propose to live like men in this free land, without the contamination of slave labor, or die like men, if need be, in asserting the rights of our race, our country, and our families.
~By Denis Kearney ~


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 ~


As though there were a tie And obligation to posterity. We get them, bear them, breed, and nurse: What has posterity done for us. That we, lest they their rights should lose, Should trust our necks to gripe of noose?
~By John Trumbull ~


The United States Supreme Court has repeatedly held that marriage is one of the most fundamental rights that we have as Americans under our Constitution.
~By Ted Olson ~


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


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.
~By Bulent Ecevit ~


The only compensation, gained through the influence of nongovernmental organizations, consisted in slightly broadening for private individuals the possibility of access and appeal to the agencies enforcing the Covenant concerned with civil and political rights.
~By Rene Cassin ~


But what I believe is that if a person's individual rights or right to be a part of our economic system is violated under statute, we aggressively go after it. But we don't issue mandates to businesses that you've got to do this and you've got to do that.
~By Clarence Thomas ~


A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights.
~By Napoleon Bonaparte ~


I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights.
~By Desmond Tutu ~


Zeal is very blind, or badly regulated, when it encroaches upon the rights of others.
~By Pasquier Quesnel ~


Every one of my positions cuts - out half the country. I'm pro-choice, I'm pro-gay rights, I'm pro-immigration, I'm against guns, I believe in Darwin.
~By Michael Bloomberg ~


The UN declaration on human rights must always be first in line before religion or other cultural habits, in case of any conflict between them.
~By Bjorn Ulvaeus ~


We have talked long enough in this country about equal rights. It is time now to write the next chapter - and to write it in the books of law.
~By Lyndon B. Johnson ~


The reality is that we will be reading Miranda rights to the corpse of Osama bin Laden. He will never appear in an American courtroom. That's the reality. He will be killed by us, or he will be killed by his own people so he's not captured by us. We know that.
~By Eric Holder ~


I think the Civil Rights Movement changed that trajectory for me. The first thing I did was leave school. I was suspended for my participation in Movement demonstrations in my hometown, December, 1961.
~By Bernice Johnson Reagon ~


All governments should be pressured to correct their abuses of human rights.
~By Richard Stallman ~


Throughout my life I have cared as deeply about the songs of all peoples as I have about the rights of all peoples.
~By Theodore Bikel ~


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 Industry's at war. I think it's about control. You can make all of the financial arguments that the industry has been shooting itself in the foot, but it is an industry built on a foundation of ownership and exploitation of intellectual property rights.
~By Don Rose ~


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 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 ~


Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.
~By Susan B. Anthony ~


Maya Angelou, the famous African American poet, historian, and civil rights activist who is hailed be many as one of the great voices of contemporary literature, believes a struggle only makes a person stronger.
~By Michael N. Castle ~


The Gen. Commanding, takes this means of informing the people that he has not come among them to disturb them in the enjoyment of their rights, either of person or property.
~By John H. Morgan ~


As corollaries to the right of every individual to life and to full participation in society, the Declaration incorporated in the list of human rights the right to work and a certain number of economic, social, and cultural rights.
~By Rene Cassin ~


The American people depend on these federal employees to process, investigate, and adjudicate applications for immigration rights and benefits in a timely and thorough manner.
~By Joe Baca ~


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


The most desirable aspects of the Law of the Sea Treaty pertain to navigational rights.
~By Frank Gaffney ~


We must do all we can to help improve the deplorable human rights situation of the North Korean people.
~By Evan Bayh ~


I'm pretty political when it comes to human rights and things like that.
~By Peter Krause ~


When the public's right to know is threatened, and when the rights of free speech and free press are at risk, all of the other liberties we hold dear are endangered.
~By Christopher Dodd ~


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


When this boy was brought to Dr. Young, his name being William, the same as mine, my mother was ordered to change mine to something else. This, at the time, I thought to be one of the most cruel acts that could be committed upon my rights.
~By William Wells Brown ~


I don't believe in quotas. America was founded on a philosophy of individual rights, not group rights.
~By Clarence Thomas ~


Here once again education is crucial, it enables children to be become more aware of their rights and to exercise them in a respectful manner which helps them shape their own future.
~By Carol Bellamy ~


Those who have been outspoken in advocating human rights during these last forty years, have themselves grabbed the most fundamental of human rights from the people of the Third-World countries.
~By Ali Hoseini Khamenei ~


First and foremost, I'm a feminist. And basically that stems from a strong belief that all people and creatures deserve equal opportunity, rights and respect.
~By Kathy Najimy ~


A lot of things happened in a lot of places. And to see how well it was handled in Atlanta. There are a lot of reasons for Atlanta being a special town in the Civil Rights era.
~By Ivan Allen ~


I thought it must be pure science fiction. But when I checked it out I found a lot of magazine articles that actually supported the theory behind the book which was incredible. That's when I decided to acquire the rights of the book and everything went from there.
~By Roland Emmerich ~


In Canada, women's rights are a vital part of our effort to build a society of real equality - not just for some, but for all Canadians. A society in which women no longer encounter discrimination nor are shut out from opportunities open to others.
~By Paul Martin ~


As a civil rights leader, Mrs. King's vision of racial peace and nonviolent social change was a fortifying staple in advancing the civil rights movement.
~By James T. Walsh ~


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 ~


One cannot imagine St. Francis of Assisi talking about rights.
~By Simone Weil ~


Any Human Rights Council reform that allows countries that sponsor terrorism to remain as members, such as Cuba, is not real reform. And in the past, countries such as Libya, Iran and Syria have participated on this council.
~By Michael McCaul ~


I came from a family who believed in, in quotes, the Rights of Man, who believed that in order to justify the sort of luxurious life that the majority of us have, related to the whole world, that you had to do something.
~By Richard Attenborough ~


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 ~


The E.U. is more than just a trade organization or a common market; it is a guarantee of democracy, freedom, justice, and human rights. Nations cannot stay in the E.U. if they do not respect these guarantees.
~By John Bruton ~


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


The civil rights movement would experience many important victories, but Rosa Parks will always be remembered as its catalyst.
~By Jim Costa ~


The judiciary must not take on the coloration of whatever may be popular at the moment. We are guardian of rights, and we have to tell people things they often do not like to hear.
~By Rose E. Bird ~


By rights you're a king. If I was you, I'd call for a new deal.
~By O. Henry ~


It is precisely because the issue raised by this case touches the heart of what makes individuals what they are that we should be especially sensitive to the rights of those whose choices upset the majority.
~By Harry A. Blackmun ~


And also a lot of Muslims are no more religious then the average Swede. For them it's natural that human rights come first.
~By Bjorn Ulvaeus ~


Women's rights is not only an abstraction, a cause; it is also a personal affair. It is not only about us; it is also about me and you. Just the two of us.
~By Toni Morrison ~


I hope the example of Saddam Hussein will give a lesson to leaders of other countries where human rights are not respected.
~By Shirin Ebadi ~


Today is a celebration of hope for the Iraqi people. The Iraqi people can now take control of their government and their future by creating a society that protects the rights endowed to us by our creator - life, liberty and freedom.
~By Jim DeMint ~


Rights come from God, not from government.
~By Roy Moore ~


I am in favor of carrying out the Declaration of Independence to women as well as men. Women having to suffer the burdens of society and government should have their equal rights in it. They do not receive their rights in full proportion.
~By Leland Stanford ~


Human rights are praised more than ever - and violated as much as ever.
~By Anna Lindh ~


When you consider what Tony Blair was saying about liberty, human rights and that sort of thing, it would be terribly revolutionary to sell the speeches he and Jack Straw made in 1994.
~By Rory Bremner ~


It would be easy to define terrorism as attacks against human rights and international humanitarian law forbids attacks against innocent non-combatants which is often the definition used for terrorism.
~By Joichi Ito ~


The diversity in the faculties of men, from which the rights of property originate, is not less an insuperable obstacle to an uniformity of interests. The protection of these faculties is the first object of government.
~By James Madison ~


I don't say that the supposed Civil Rights development is a myth, but it's a matter of dealing with reality. It's purely peripheral and, in many cases, it's just a facade.
~By Norman Granz ~


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


There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights.
~By Smedley Butler ~

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