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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 ~


You can not possibly have a broader basis for government than that which includes all the people, with all their rights in their hands, and with an equal power to maintain their rights.
~By William Lloyd Garrison ~


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 ~


If government can give you rights, government can take them away from you.
~By Roy Moore ~


As a strong supporter of our 2nd Amendment rights, I believe tougher enforcement of our nation's existing gun laws must be done before any more laws are enacted and put on the books.
~By Jeff Miller ~


The United Nations has a critical role to play in promoting stability, security, democracy, human rights, and economic development. The UN is as relevant today as at any time in its history, but it needs reform.
~By Chuck Hagel ~


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 ~


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 ~


It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active.
~By John Philpot Curran ~


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 ~


Finally, fighting for gay rights, speaking out in various places and making friends, men and women, was great.
~By George Weinberg ~


The only ground on which a neutral State can claim respect at the hands of belligerents is, that, so far as she is concerned, their rights are protected.
~By Gerrit Smith ~


We must take proactive steps to promote democracy and human rights abroad.
~By Sam Brownback ~


As a man is said to have a right to his property, he may be equally said to have a property in his rights.
~By James Madison ~


They don't have special rights because we have civil rights laws that protect them. The laws work both ways.
~By Tom Allen ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


In my movies, there has been little to do in the way of animal rights. I have never worked in a movie with animals. No horse-riding, no trained dogs, lions, bears. A few actors, but what could I do? We had to have them.
~By Casey Affleck ~


Liberty, freedom and democracy are very fuzzy words, but human rights is very specific.
~By Joichi Ito ~


I'm tired of being considered some kind of criminal or dangerous throwback for no other reason than that I value, exercise, and defend my rights under the first ten Amendments to the United States Constitution.
~By L. Neil Smith ~


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 ~


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 ~


As is the case with many Middle Eastern nations, women are nowhere near equal to men when it comes to basic freedoms and rights that we take for granted every day.
~By Ginny B. Waite ~


Respect for the rights of others means peace.
~By Benito Juarez ~


In college, I got interested in news because the world was coming apart. The civil rights movement, the antiwar movement, the women's right movement. That focused my radio ambitions toward news.
~By Bob Edwards ~


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 ~


The Republican Party is bringing out here onto the floor of Congress an all-out assault on the protection of the rights of people who work in the fields of our country, in the factories of our country, in the offices of our country.
~By Ed Markey ~


The defense of our rights and our dignity, as well as efforts never to let ourselves to be overcome by the feeling of hatred - this is the road we have chosen.
~By Lech Walesa ~


I've been a very effective leader in the gay rights movement, though at times I've been controversial.
~By Jean O'Leary ~


Most governments in Latin America have failed to recognize the rights of indigenous people and their right to their own traditional territories.
~By Bianca Jagger ~


As long as our government is administered for the good of the people, and is regulated by their will; as long as it secures to us the rights of persons and of property, liberty of conscience and of the press, it will be worth defending.
~By Andrew Jackson ~


Genuine tragedies in the world are not conflicts between right and wrong. They are conflicts between two rights.
~By Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel ~


I made a series of wrong decisions about moderately recent books, and I've sold the rights to studios for ridiculous amounts of money and the films have never been made. That's the saddest thing of all, because they're locked up and no one else can make them.
~By John Le Carre ~


We grew up as kids watching those movies and we were exposed to themes of civil rights, unfairness, bigotry and fathers struggling against the kind of mob of the town, so you remember how you felt as a kid being taken seriously, that you are part of the human drama.
~By Rachel Griffiths ~


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 ~


I got out of the Army - in my world - I came to New York, for instance, when the civil rights movement was just beginning, and that created a certain energy, a certain rumble, a certain impetus for black actors.
~By James Earl Jones ~


Low-income taxpayers deserve the same rights as everyone else. It was wrong of the IRS to target low-income taxpayers, and I am please by the decision to correct this unfair practice.
~By Christopher Dodd ~


Our government just won't enforce civil rights laws. The laws will be ignored.
~By Major Owens ~


The really important victory of the civil rights movement was that it made racism unpopular, whereas a generation ago at the turn of the last century, you had to embrace racism to get elected to anything.
~By Carol Moseley Braun ~


From the beginning of our history the country has been afflicted with compromise. It is by compromise that human rights have been abandoned.
~By Charles Sumner ~


All Americans owe a debt of gratitude to Dr. King for his bravery and commitment to civil rights and nonviolence that changed this nation - and world - for the better.
~By Eliot Engel ~


Remember the rights of the savage, as we call him. Remember that the happiness of his humble home, remember that the sanctity of life in the hill villages of Afghanistan, among the winter snows, is as inviolable in the eye of Almighty God, as can be your own.
~By William E. Gladstone ~


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


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 ~


We receive reports now on a daily basis from our own people on the ground in Darfur on widespread atrocities and grave violations of human rights against the civilian population.
~By Jan Egeland ~


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


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 ~


I try to do that in this book without preaching - to try to do as you just said that you really have to defend the First Amendment rights of everybody.
~By Floyd Abrams ~


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


Cultural variety is always worth striving for, but must never precede the declaration of human rights.
~By Bjorn Ulvaeus ~


By increasing the size of the keyhole, today's playwrights are in danger of doing away with the door.
~By Peter Ustinov ~


I don't have any doubts either about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Perhaps some more should be added to the list, but I don't have the slightest doubt about human rights.
~By Antonio Tabucchi ~


The rights of copyright holders need to be protected, but some draconian remedies that have been suggested would create more problems than they would solve.
~By Patrick Leahy ~


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.
~By Charles Tupper ~


Where there are no rights, there are no duties.
~By Henri Benjamin Constant De Rebecque ~


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 ~


The liberty of the Press is the Palladium of all the civil, political and religious rights of an Englishman.
~By Junius ~


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 ~


Being a humanitarian, supporting animal rights activists, human rights activists, it's all the same.
~By Daryl Hannah ~


A privilege may not be a right, but, under the constitution of the country, I do not gather that any broad distinction is drawn between the rights and the privileges that were enjoyed and that were taken away.
~By Charles Tupper ~


Of the unjust rights which in virtue of this ceremony an iniquitous law gives me over the person and property of another, I cannot legally, but I can morally, divest myself.
~By Robert Dale Owen ~


It is difficult to overstate the importance of the Civil Rights Act.
~By Bobby Scott ~


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 ~


If women want any rights more than they's got, why don't they just take them, and not be talking about it.
~By Sojourner Truth ~


If you want my opinion, I say that this is a state based on occupation, that has usurped the rights of others.
~By Hassan Nasrallah ~


If a radical devolution of powers was possible, it would have been done before. The assumption of states' rights is gone. There's no support for it in the Supreme Court and there's no support for it in public opinion.
~By James Q. Wilson ~


You look at the whole Human Rights questions, I happened to be there at just the right time when the country was awakening - this goes to the first question you asked - the whole country was awakening to a hundred years of injustice that hadn't been resolved yet.
~By Birch Bayh ~


The global response to global terrorism must not endanger fundamental human rights and freedoms.
~By Stjepan Mesic ~


I always believed that women have rights and that there are some women that are intelligent enough to claim those rights. There are some others that are stupid enough not to.
~By Shakira ~


In regards to The Haunting, people compared it to the old movie, which is unfair. We didn't have the rights to the movie. I couldn't duplicate a single thing because that would have been legal infringement.
~By Jan de Bont ~


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 ~


All initiation of force is a violation of someone else's rights, whether initiated by an individual or the state, for the benefit of an individual or group of individuals, even if it's supposed to be for the benefit of another individual or group of individuals.
~By Ron Paul ~


My only regret is that I signed away the world rights and in America they've been far and away my most successful books, but I never saw a cent from any of it.
~By Jonathan Coe ~


Over the past year, several cases of human rights abuses, specifically sexual exploitation and abuse, by individuals involved in U.N. peacekeeping operations have raised the suspicions of many Members of Congress and members of the International Relations Committee.
~By Michael McCaul ~


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


It is time in the West to defend not so much human rights as human obligations.
~By Alexander Solzehnitsyn ~


It was the best route to get folks to understand segregation fast. Civil rights and women's rights had a clear history. Making the transition to rights for people with disabilities became easier because we had the history of the other two.
~By Major Owens ~


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 ~


The definition of winning has become distorted. If winning the rights to a property brings with it hundreds of millions of dollars in losses, what have you won? When faced with the prospect of heavy financial losses, we have consistently walked away and have done so again.
~By Dick Ebersol ~


In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so.
~By Immanuel Kant ~


At the same time all this was happening, there was a folk song revival movement goingon, so the commercial music industry was actually changed by the Civil Rights Movement.
~By Bernice Johnson Reagon ~


I refer to calls for humanitarian intervention in the affairs of another state - a new idea, this - even when they are made under the pretext of defending human rights and freedoms.
~By Boris Yeltsin ~


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


In a world of increasing inequality, the legitimacy of institutions that give precedence to the property rights of "the Haves" over the human rights of "the Have Nots" is inevitably called into serious question.
~By David Korten ~


Saddam Hussein wrote the book on human rights violations.
~By Curt Weldon ~


Well, they are critics of the Bush administration generally on the human rights record of the administration, and in particular, they are very, very critical of this use of science.
~By Jane Mayer ~


Can any of you seriously say the Bill of Rights could get through Congress today? It wouldn't even get out of committee.
~By F. Lee Bailey ~


Wherever there is a human being, I see God-given rights inherent in that being, whatever may be the sex or complexion.
~By William Lloyd Garrison ~


Prejudice and passion and suspicion are more dangerous than the incitement of self-interest or the most stubborn adherence to real differences of opinion regarding rights.
~By Elihu Root ~


A growing and increasingly influential movement of philosophers, ethicists, law professors and activists are convinced that the great moral struggle of our time will be for the rights of animals.
~By Michael Pollan ~


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 ~


The Constitution was the expression not only of a political faith, but also of political fears. It was wrought both as the organ of the national interest and as the bulwark of certain individual and local rights.
~By Herbert Croly ~


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 ~


All playwrights should be dead for three hundred years.
~By Joseph L. Mankiewicz ~


I certainly respect privacy and privacy rights. But on the other hand, the first function of government is to guarantee the security of all the people.
~By Phil Crane ~


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 ~


When it came to political power, blacks need not apply. Add to this steaming stew the growing tensions over the Vietnam War and the movement for civil rights, and you had plenty of elements to fire the imagination of a novice journalist.
~By Andrea Mitchell ~


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 ~


The predominant yardstick of your government is not human rights but national interests.
~By Breyten Breytenbach ~

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