Quotes and Sayings about Civil liberties



"But 18 years after the passage of the Civil Liberties Act, there still remains unfinished work to completely rectify and close this regrettable chapter in our Nation's history."
- Xavier Becerra
(Related: History, Work, Act, Civil liberties, Nation, Years)

"The Inspector General issued six reviews and reports on actions taken based on provisions of the act. In those six reports, the IG found that not one violation of an individual's civil liberties - a total of zero - had taken place since the act was instituted."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: Act, Actions, Civil liberties)

"Let me be clear: There is no stronger advocate for civil liberties in the Senate than myself."
- Saxby Chambliss
(Related: Civil liberties, Senate)

"For some reason, I seem to be bothered whenever I see acts of injustice and assaults on people's civil liberties. I imagine what I write in the future will follow in that vein. Whether it's fiction or non-fiction."
- Iris Chang
(Related: People, Civil liberties, Fiction, Future, Injustice, Reason, Will)

"Terrorism is escalating to the point that Americans soon may have to choose between civil liberties and more intrusive means of protection."
- William S. Cohen
(Related: Americans, Civil liberties, May, Protection, Terrorism)

"Liberals are stalwart defenders of civil liberties - provided we're only talking about criminals."
- Ann Coulter
(Related: Civil liberties, Liberals, Talking)

"I urge calm and sensitivity to the fundamental civil liberties of our country."
- Larry Craig
(Related: Civil liberties, Country, Sensitivity)

"Well, take the evolution of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. It began as hackers' rights. Then it became general civil liberties of everybody - government stay away."
- Esther Dyson
(Related: Government, Civil liberties, Evolution, Rights)

"Since I became chairman, I've tried to turn EFF into civil liberties and responsibilities."
- Esther Dyson
(Related: Civil liberties)

"For as Jews, the problem happens to be more urgent and vital than for others; because the destruction of religion on America will involve the destruction also of the religious training of freedom; and with that our civil liberties."
- Louis Finkelstein
(Related: Religion, America, Civil liberties, Destruction, Freedom, Religious, Training, Will)

"I have very real concerns about the civil liberties implications of ultimately requiring every resident to submit themselves for compulsory fingerprinting or some other biometric test."
- Patricia Hewitt
(Related: Civil liberties)

"I was on the state board of directors of the American Civil Liberties Union."
- Betty Hill
(Related: American, Civil liberties, State)

"George W. Bush and his administration embarked on a full-scale assault on civil liberties, human rights and the rule of law, walking away from his international obligations, tearing up international treaties, protocols and UN conventions."
- Bianca Jagger
(Related: Civil liberties, Rights, Human rights, Law, Walking)

"Americans need to understand the significance of having their civil liberties dismantled. It doesn't just affect terrorists and foreigners, it affects us all."
- Bianca Jagger
(Related: Americans, Civil liberties, Foreigners)

"I believe that successfully addressing our national security needs while protecting our basic freedoms and civil liberties requires continual Congressional oversight, and I will continue to work to assert the role of this body in carrying out this grave responsibility."
- Patrick J. Kennedy
(Related: Work, Body, Civil liberties, Grave, National security, Needs, Responsibility, Will)

"America will be far safer if we reduce the chances of a terrorist attack in one of our cities than if we diminish the civil liberties of our own people."
- Nancy Pelosi
(Related: People, America, Cities, Civil liberties, Will)

"I finally had to go to the American Civil Liberties Union here in northern California to get my reply published to what I considered to be a hatchet job done by Stanley Crouch."
- Ishmael Reed
(Related: American, Civil liberties, Job)

"We will not let terrorists change our way of life; we will not live in fear; and we will not undermine the civil liberties that characterize our Democracy."
- Adam Schiff
(Related: Change, Life, Fear, Civil liberties, Democracy, Will)

"I chose America as my home because I value freedom and democracy, civil liberties and an open society."
- George Soros
(Related: Home, Society, America, Civil liberties, Democracy, Freedom, Open, Value)