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Somebody who was born in this country who visited China would later face difficulty getting back in to the USA. We have to keep in mind that the struggles of the Chinese against these exclusion laws really laid down the foundations of civil rights law.
~By Iris Chang ~


The British Red Cross asked me to help them spearhead a fundraising campaign for the victims of the war in Nicaragua. It was a turning point in my life. It began my commitment to justice and human rights issues.
~By Bianca Jagger ~


Don't forget your great guns, which are the most respectable arguments of the rights of kings.
~By Frederick The Great ~


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 ~


If we destroy human rights and rule of law in the response to terrorism, they have won.
~By Joichi Ito ~


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 ~


But as population became denser, the natural chemical and biological recycling processes became overloaded, calling for a redefinition of property rights.
~By Garrett Hardin ~


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 ~


I tend to think of all the songs the same - I give them all kind of equal rights.
~By Jules Shear ~


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 ~


We must never forget that many around the globe are denied the basic rights we enjoy as Americans. If we are to continue enjoying these privileges and freedoms we must accept our mission of expanding democracy around the globe.
~By James Inhofe ~


All I want to be is human and American and have all the same rights and I will shut up.
~By Martha Griffiths ~


Marching with over a million women in support of our reproductive rights was one of the most empowering things I have done, both as a woman and as a Member of Congress.
~By Sheila Jackson Lee ~


My situation should have been a lot worse. By rights I shouldn't have survived the crash.
~By Rick Allen ~


In the laws of the land, she has no rights; in government she has no voice. And in spite of another principle recognized in this Republic, namely, that 'taxation without representation is tyranny,' she is taxed without being represented.
~By Ernestine Rose ~


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


And I've tried to give us a higher profile. Typically, at a board meeting, we'd pass resolutions about the civil-rights issue of the day, but we'd never tell anyone. So I've instituted a policy of announcing our resolutions at the end of our meetings.
~By Julian Bond ~


When we criticize in Iran the actions of the government, the fundamentalists say that we and the Bush Administration are in the same camp. The funny thing is that human rights activists and Mr. Bush can never be situated in the same group.
~By Shirin Ebadi ~


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 ~


There's a very big gulf between the black civil rights leadership in America and the black middle class in America. The black middle class are conservative. Many of those minorities can be persuaded to be members of the Republican Party.
~By Pete du Pont ~


I think the legacy of the civil rights movement is that now whites are more open to being represented by people of color or people who are women or, again, non-traditional candidates.
~By Carol Moseley Braun ~


I AM what is called a Feminist. Thirty years ago I left a monastery and began a sane human existence. Within two or three years, I find, I was defending the rights of women.
~By Joseph McCabe ~


We remain at peace with all nations, and no efforts on my part consistent with the preservation of our rights and the honor of the country shall be spared to maintain a position so consonant to our institutions.
~By Martin Van Buren ~


I love the ACLU and I'm concerned now, especially when it comes to our rights, with current politics and the religious community and the Conservative majority or minority - I don't know who they are.
~By Debbie Harry ~


Strictly speaking, my interest is not in legal rights for animals but in a change of heart towards animals.
~By J. M. Coetzee ~


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 ~


However saying that I totally support the concept of civil partnerships in the eyes of the law, and think it a disgrace that same sex couples have had to wait so long for legal rights, protection and recognition.
~By Adam Rickitt ~


I extend that to the abortion issue, I extend that to the so-called gay rights issue, I think this is a freedom principle and consistent with the analysis in the economic area as well.
~By William Weld ~


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


Cambodia possesses now the rights to look far into the future and everything for making a future construction is waiting for the Cambodian own efforts.
~By Hun Sen ~


Nothing could be more insulting to me than the concept of civil rights. It means perpetual second-class citizenship for me and my kind.
~By James H. Meredith ~


I think Col. North is first a U.S. citizen and he has the same rights as you yourself do, sir.
~By Fawn Hall ~


The ideas of the great playwrights are almost always larger than the experiences of even the best actors.
~By Stella Adler ~


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


I am in favor, heartily in favor, of our Constitution and Bill of Rights and I owe my allegiance to my country at all times.
~By Julius Rosenberg ~


There is no consensus even today on the merits of Napoleon - and certainly no agreement on the rights and wrongs of the origins of the First World War.
~By Douglas Hurd ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


What libertarians assert is simply that differences among normal adults do not imply different fundamental rights.
~By Tom G. Palmer ~


To me, celebrity doesn't mean a whole lot unless you're willing to use it. So I wanted to use it in a different way, with my AIDS work, the human rights stuff for the gay and lesbian community and the speaking I do.
~By Judith Light ~


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


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


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


A few years ago, there were requests to me, Can we make this? I said that I have no rights. Contact the Hitchcock estate, which won't release it for a remake.
~By Patricia Highsmith ~


My rights all spring front an infinitely nobler source - from favor and grace of God.
~By Gerrit Smith ~


Ultimately property rights and personal rights are the same thing.
~By Calvin Coolidge ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Since achieving their independence in 1992, the people of Croatia have built a democratic society based on the rule of law, respect for human rights, and a free market economy.
~By Elton Gallegly ~


Judge Roberts has assured me personally that he has a healthy respect for precedent and the hard-won rights of Americans.
~By Max Baucus ~


Human-rights advocates, for example, claim that the mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners is of a piece with President Bush's 2002 decision to deny al Qaeda and Taliban fighters the legal status of prisoners of war under the Geneva Conventions.
~By John Yoo ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


We know no document is perfect, but when we amend the Constitution, it would be to expand rights, not to take away rights from decent, loyal Americans. This great Constitution of ours should never be used to make a group of Americans permanent second-class citizens.
~By Barbara Boxer ~


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 ~


To no human charter am I indebted for my rights.
~By Gerrit Smith ~


We believe the Senate language provides for federal subsidies for abortions. Plus there's a language in there where you have to pay one dollar per month, every enrollee, to pay for a fund for reproductive rights which include abortion. And that's totally against federal law. So we are saying take that out.
~By Bart Stupak ~


Some politicians are aware of the Bill of Rights. It seems that the opposition party is far more likely to invoke it, to wave it in the air, this is what we saw from a lot of republicans during the Clinton Administration, and we are seeing the same from Democrats under Bush.
~By James Bovard ~


Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.
~By Thomas Jefferson ~


Human rights commissions, as they are evolving, are an attack on our fundamental freedoms and the basic existence of a democratic society... It is in fact totalitarianism. I find this is very scary stuff.
~By Stephen Harper ~


I believe every child has the right to a mother and a father. Men and women are not the same. That's not to say they're not entitled to equal rights, but they are not the same.
~By Mark Davis ~


When and under what conditions is the black man to have a free ballot? When is he in fact to have those full civil rights which have so long been his in law?
~By Benjamin Harrison ~


I'm strongly for a patient Bill of Rights. Decisions ought to be made by doctors, not accountants.
~By Charles Schumer ~


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 ~


The Klan had used fear, intimidation and murder to brutally oppress over African-Americans who sought justice and equality and it sought to respond to the young workers of the civil rights movement in Mississippi in the same way.
~By Charles Rangel ~


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


We always hear about the rights of democracy, but the major responsibility of it is participation.
~By Wynton Marsalis ~


The battle for the individual rights of women is one of long standing and none of us should countenance anything which undermines it.
~By Eleanor Roosevelt ~


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 ~


Human rights is a universal standard. It is a component of every religion and every civilization.
~By Shirin Ebadi ~


What drew me to both study and activism was the formative experience of the civil rights movement.
~By David E. Price ~


Nothing gets a bigger laugh than when you refer to things like ethics or human rights.
~By Ron Silver ~


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 ~


It's a hard thing to legislate. You can't legislate good taste and you can't put a number on it in terms of square footage,... It's a question of where individual rights end and community rights begin.
~By Ann Robinson ~


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


Eight generations of African-Americans are still waiting to achieve their rights - compensation and restitution for the hundreds of years during which they were bought and sold on the market.
~By Cynthia McKinney ~


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


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


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


Today, Academies of Science use their influence around the world in support of human rights.
~By John Charles Polanyi ~


A rattlesnake loose in the living room tends to end all discussion of animal rights.
~By Lance Morrow ~


It is often in the name of cultural integrity as well as social stability and national security that democratic reforms based on human rights are resisted by authoritarian governments.
~By Aung San Suu Kyi ~


Politics ought to be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage.
~By Dwight D. Eisenhower ~


I believe that the fight against crime starts in the home. Parents must take responsibility for their children and show them love and guidance from an early age so they learn to respect the rights of others.
~By Blanche Lincoln ~


The republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind.
~By Thomas Jefferson ~


I rise today in support of Bill C-38, the Civil Marriage Act. 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 women's rights movement of the 1970s had not yet emerged; except for Bella Abzug, I had no women supporters.
~By Constance Baker Motley ~


I came out of the Civil Rights Movement, and I had a different kind of focus than most people who have just the academic background as their primary training experience.
~By Bernice Johnson Reagon ~


Our country, like every modern state, needs profound democratic reforms. It needs political and ideological pluralism, a mixed economy and protection of human rights and the opening up of society.
~By Andrei Sakharov ~


Animal-rights advocates remind us of this admonition: The ways in which people treat animals will be reflected in how people relate to one another.
~By William Greider ~


The photographs were never about me. They were always about the people who were laying their lives on the line for basic civil rights. I look back and I can't believe there was ever a time in this country when ANY citizen could not vote. The times were appalling.
~By Charles Moore ~


The issue of civil rights was too much for the establishment to handle. One of the chapters of history that's least studied by historians is the 300 to 500 riots in the U.S. between 1965 and 1970.
~By Tom Hayden ~


Without amendments we would never even have had the Bill of Rights.
~By Adrian Cronauer ~

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