Quotes and Sayings about Legal



"The fate of every democracy, of every government based on the sovereignty of the people, depends on the choices it makes between these opposite principles, absolute power on the one hand, and on the other the restraints of legality and the authority of tradition."
- John Acton
(Related: Government, Power, People, Authority, Choices, Democracy, Fate, Principles, Tradition)

"No oppression is so heavy or lasting as that which is inflicted by the perversion and exorbitance of legal authority."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Legal, Authority, Oppression)

"FOR a long time the conviction has been dimly felt in the community that, without prejudice to existing institutions, the legal day of weekly rest might be employed to advantage for purposes affecting the general good."
- Felix Adler
(Related: Legal, Time, Community, Conviction, Day, Prejudice, Rest)

"If you desire information on some point of law, you are not likely to ponder over the ponderous tomes of legal writers in order to obtain the knowledge you seek, by your own unaided efforts."
- Felix Adler
(Related: Legal, Knowledge, Desire, Information, Law, Order, Writers)

"I oppose any attempt to grant homosexual unions the same legal privileges that civil government affords to traditional marriage and family life."
- Todd Akin
(Related: Family, Government, Legal, Life, Marriage)

"Literature is made upon any occasion that a challenge is put to the legal apparatus by conscience in touch with humanity."
- Nelson Algren
(Related: Legal, Challenge, Conscience, Humanity, Literature)

"Is now the time to legalize prostitution?"
- Harry Anderson
(Related: Time, Now, Prostitution)

"If somebody invented cigarettes today, the government would not legalize them."
- Loni Anderson
(Related: Government, Today)

"I have a problem with censorship by the lawyer - by legal people by the publishing firm, and I may be changing publishers. They don't seem to want to take too many risks with living people."
- Kenneth Anger
(Related: Legal, People, Censorship, Living, May, Publishing, Want)

"A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side."
- Aristotle
(Related: God, Religion, Gods, Appearance, Devotion, Treatment)

"We get information in the mail, the regular postal mail, encrypted or not, vet it like a regular news organization, format it - which is sometimes something that's quite hard to do, when you're talking about giant databases of information - release it to the public and then defend ourselves against the inevitable legal and political attacks."
- Julian Assange
(Related: Legal, Information, Mail, News, Public, Talking)

"In my role as Wikileaks editor, I've been involved in fighting off many legal attacks. To do that, and keep our sources safe, we have had to spread assets, encrypt everything, and move telecommunications and people around the world to activate protective laws in different national jurisdictions."
- Julian Assange
(Related: Legal, People, Fighting, Laws, World)

"Disarming Iraq is legal under a series of U.N. resolutions. Iraq is in flagrant violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions."
- Jose Maria Aznar
(Related: Legal, Iraq, Security)

"The Republican majority will stop at nothing to prevent access to the legal system for those who are hurt."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Legal, Hurt, Majority, Nothing, Republican, Will)

"Pre-teens, teens and college students have unlimited access to the Internet - 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Because of the repeated exposure they have to illegal Internet gambling sites, they fall victim by the thousands."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: College, Day, Gambling, Internet, Students)

"As the number of available jobs has decreased in border states like Texas, cities halfway across America have begun to see an influx of illegal immigrants in search of employment."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: America, Cities, Jobs, states)

"However, in recent years our nation has seen a sizable influx of illegal immigration that at best highlights some alarming inadequacies and at worst indicates a broken system."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: Nation, Years)

"Illegal immigrants are beginning to comprise a black market class of workers in our society, jeopardizing the financial health of companies which play by the rules, while themselves vulnerable to the exploitation by those willing to take advantage of their illegal status."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: Health, Society, Financial, Beginning, Class, Exploitation, Play, Rules, Workers)

"Most illegals are without health insurance, and when these workers need emergency healthcare, the American taxpayer gets stuck with the bill."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: Health, American, Healthcare, Workers)

"Unlicensed illegal immigrants drive on our roads and interstates without insurance, and there is little that our law enforcement officials can do to stop them."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: Law)

"Fifty percent of our country that we own, have all legal jurisdiction, have all rights to do whatever we want, lies beneath the sea and we have better maps of Mars than that 50 percent."
- Robert Ballard
(Related: Legal, Country, Rights, Lies, Sea, Want)

"And Americans realized that native people are still here, that they have a moral standing, a legal standing."
- Dennis Banks
(Related: Legal, People, Americans)

"This is said to us, even as this counterfeit president has legalized the Confederate Flag in Mississippi."
- Amiri Baraka
(Related: President)

"If the flag of an armed enemy of the U.S. is allowed to fly over government buildings, then it implies that slavery, or at least the threat of slavery, is sanctioned by that government and can still legally exist."
- Amiri Baraka
(Related: Government, Enemy, Slavery)

"They seem to have forgotten that, and are back saying the only purpose of P2P networks is for illegal trading of owned goods. We claim part of the reason for P2P is for legal trading of what ought to be in public domain. And what is in public domain in many cases."
- John Perry Barlow
(Related: Legal, Purpose, Public, Reason, Saying)

"Meat consumption is just as dangerous to public health as tobacco use... It's time we looked into holding the meat producers and fast-food outlets legally accountable."
- Neal Barnard
(Related: Health, Time, Public)

"It was not possible to broadcast any of that because of an agreement between Jackson and the family. Our legal advice was that we could not broadcast it."
- Martin Bashir
(Related: Legal, Family, Advice, Agreement)

"China has legally purchased high performance computers, advanced machine tools, and semiconductor-manufacturing equipment from several American companies."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: Computers, Performance, American, Machine, Tools)

"The purpose of Plan Columbia was to deal with the increased cultivation and illegal activity associated with that cultivation concerning narco trafficking in Columbia."
- Rand Beers
(Related: Purpose)

"By ratifying the Convention, governments become legally bound to implement the rights therein."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Rights)

"We must have great respect for these people who also suffer and who want to find their own way of correct living. On the other hand, to create a legal form of a kind of homosexual marriage, in reality, does not help these people."
- Pope Benedict XVI
(Related: Legal, Marriage, People, Help, Living, Reality, Respect, Want)

"People should not be imprisoned without having the ability to challenge the legality of that imprisonment."
- Jeff Bingaman
(Related: People, Ability, Challenge, Imprisonment)

"Republicans rejected calls for amnesty and we've fought efforts to provide illegal aliens with taxpayer funded benefits. The American people are far closer to our Republican approach to border security than they are to Nancy Pelosi's approach."
- Marsha Blackburn
(Related: People, American, Benefits, Republican, Republicans, Security)

"We all learned in kindergarten that the beginning is a very good place to start. As we have this debate on illegal immigration and illegal entry into this country, let's begin at the very beginning by sealing the borders to this great Nation."
- Marsha Blackburn
(Related: Beginning, Country, Debate, Nation)

"Madam Speaker, it is time to halt illegal entry into this country. It is time to halt the flow of illegal drugs and weapons into this great Nation, and it is time to secure our borders."
- Marsha Blackburn
(Related: Time, Country, Drugs, Nation, Weapons)

"The reason it takes us from November the second to December the sixth to certify is because we have a very tedious, very comprehensive process where we audit by precinct, across the state, every vote that was cast to make sure that every vote that was legally cast is counted."
- Kenneth Blackwell
(Related: December, Reason, State, Vote)

"We have to get control of our borders. You can only do that if you make companies obey the law and not hire undocumented or illegals. They can only do that is if they have a Social Security Card that has biometrics so they know whether the person is legal or not."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: Legal, Control, Law, Security)

"These endless legal challenges that define elections in New York are a joke in this country, and they are the reason why it is so expensive, or one of the reasons, it's so expensive to run here and why so many people decide not to run."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: Legal, People, Country, Elections, Reason)

"Mr. Speaker, for the last 5 years I have been working with a bipartisan group of my colleagues to make it illegal to continue the barbaric practice of game bird and illegal dog fighting."
- Earl Blumenauer
(Related: Fighting, Practice, Years)

"House Republicans want to pass a strong border security, illegal immigration bill. We want a bill. There is no ifs, ands or buts about it."
- John Boehner
(Related: Republicans, Security, Want)

"If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Football, Games, Man)

"As legal slavery passed, we entered into a permanent period of unemployment and underemployment from which we have yet to emerge."
- Julian Bond
(Related: Legal, Slavery, Unemployment)

"While I support immigration regulated through a legal framework, I do not support rewarding those who broke the law to get here."
- Kit Bond
(Related: Legal, Law, Support)

"I'm not a lawyer, and maybe I should have used more specific legal language."
- Sonny Bono
(Related: Legal, Language)

"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."
- Jan de Bont
(Related: Legal, People, Rights, Old)

"The more expansive government is, the more perils people face in daily lives, be it from IRS agents or from child support services, or from other agencies that often have little or no legal restraints on their power."
- James Bovard
(Related: Government, Legal, Power, People, Support)

"I suggest we learn to love ourselves before it's made illegal."
- Brandon Boyd
(Related: Love)

"I think we Americans, of all people, understand the importance of a good, legal, constitutional framework as the basis of political life."
- Paul Bremer
(Related: Life, Legal, People, Americans, Importance)

"I think people should have the legal right to hurt themselves without fearing that they're going to get locked up for doing so. But on a personal level, if someone I loved was hurting himself or herself in front of me, I would, of course, try to restrain them."
- Chester Brown
(Related: Legal, People, Hurt, Right)

"But black people fall for that same argument, and they go around talking about law breakers. We did not make the laws in this country. We are neither morally nor legally confined to those laws. Those laws that keep them up, keep us down."
- H. Rap Brown
(Related: People, Argument, Country, Law, Laws, Talking)

"Morality becomes hypocrisy if it means accepting mothers' suffering or dying in connection with unwanted pregnancies and illegal abortions and unwanted children."
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Related: Morality, Children, Connection, Dying, Hypocrisy, Mothers, Suffering)

"The Florida Supreme Court wanted all the legal votes to be counted. The United States Supreme Court, on the other hand, did not want all the votes to be counted."
- Vincent Bugliosi
(Related: Legal, Court, states, United, Want)

"A national legal organization is giving very serious thought to using The Betrayal of America as a legal basis for asking the House Judiciary Committee to institute impeachment proceedings against these five justices."
- Vincent Bugliosi
(Related: Legal, Thought, America, Betrayal, Committee, Giving)

"The perception is that baseball's players' union is protecting players to use steroids and other illegal performance-enhancing drugs."
- Jim Bunning
(Related: Perception, Performance, Baseball, Drugs)

"We must send the message that if you use illegal drugs, you will pay the ultimate price by not playing an entire season. And if you get caught again, you will be banished for life."
- Jim Bunning
(Related: Life, Drugs, Will)

"It is not unprofessional to give free legal advice, but advertising that the first visit will be free is a bit like a fox telling chickens he will not bite them until they cross the threshold of the hen house."
- Warren E. Burger
(Related: Legal, Advertising, Advice, First, Visit, Will)

"With my own memoirs, they are truthful, and I write everything fully expecting to some day end up televised on Court TV, and I'm fully prepared to be challenged legally on it."
- Augusten Burroughs
(Related: Court, Day, End)

"After the chaos and carnage of September 11th, it is not enough to serve our enemies with legal papers."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Legal, Chaos, Enemies)

"Hitler never abandoned the cloak of legality; he recognized the enormous psychological value of having the law on his side. Instead, he turned the law inside out and made illegality legal."
- Robert Byrd
(Related: Legal, Law, Value)

"I really think the Patriot Act violates our Constitution. It was, it is, an illegal act. The Congress, the Senate and the president cannot change the Constitution."
- Peter Camejo
(Related: Change, Act, Congress, Constitution, President, Senate)

"The president, just as any other American, deserves a legal defense against personal lawsuits not related to his office. But the costs of that defense should be borne by him and not the taxpayer."
- Ben Nighthorse Campbell
(Related: Legal, American, Defense, Office, President)

"That's what they do in Europe. You go down to the city hall and you become legally connected. You have a civil union there. Then, if you're religious, you go down to the church, and the church blesses the union. That gets the problem solved."
- Tony Campolo
(Related: Church, Europe, Religious)

"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."
- Tony Campolo
(Related: Legal, Marriage, Rights, Gay, Religious, Want, Word)

"I contend the state ought to do its thing and provide legal rights for all couples who want to be joined together for life. The church should bless unions that it sees fit to bless, and they should be called marriages."
- Tony Campolo
(Related: Legal, Life, Church, Rights, State, Want)

"Prior to ROE V. WADE, abortions were common even though they were illegal. I don't think making them illegal again is going to solve the problem."
- Tony Campolo
"Our nation's immigration policy has been of top concern in recent years, and for good reason. With between eight and twelve million illegal aliens in the United States, it is obviously a problem out of control."
- Chris Cannon
(Related: Policy, Control, Concern, Nation, Reason, states, United, Years)

"But the fact is, it's illegal for the Administration to spend North west taxpayers' money to develop this rate hike proposal, just so it can turn around and raise their energy rates."
- Maria Cantwell
(Related: Money, Energy, Fact)

"It is about time that we develop a worldwide strategy to reduce illegal trade in meth and its precursor chemicals and stop the devastating impact that methamphetamine use is having on our children and our communities."
- Dennis Cardoza
(Related: Time, Strategy, Children, Trade)

"Vegas is everything that's right with America. You can do whatever you want, 24 hours a day. They've effectively legalized everything there."
- Drew Carey
(Related: America, Day, Right, Want)

"IT is curious that, with my somewhat antinomian tendencies, I should have gone to Trinity Hall - which was, and is, before all a Law College - and should thus have been thrown into close touch with the legal element in life."
- Edward Carpenter
(Related: Legal, Life, College, Law, Trinity)

"Class action lawsuits are an important part of our legal system. All citizens should have the right to band together and settle grievances with bigger companies, but that system is broken and it needs fixing."
- Thomas Carper
(Related: Legal, Action, Class, Needs, Right)

"Legal abortion will never rest easy on this nation's conscience."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Legal, Abortion, Conscience, Nation, Rest, Will)

"The advocates of abortion on demand falsely assume two things: that women must suffer if the lives of unborn children are legally protected; and that women can only attain equality by having the legal option of destroying their innocent offspring in the womb."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Equality, Legal, Women, Abortion, Children)

"Illegality will never solve the problem of political lawlessness."
- Emanuel Celler
(Related: Will)

"Some things are easier to legalize than to legitimate."
- Nicolas de Chamfort
"So, I'm getting less chips, paying the same amount of money. Is that legal for them to do this?"
- Julie Chen
(Related: Legal, Money)

"Without the right tools, we can't police our markets from illegal trade."
- Chris Chocola
(Related: Police, Right, Tools, Trade)

"You need to find somebody who will speak the same language. We understand that we couldn't have any kind of discussion without permission, without a legal framework behind it."
- Anatoly Chubais
(Related: Legal, Language, Will)

"Italy advocates the adoption of a legal instrument on cultural diversity, guaranteeing every country the protection of its own historical identity and the uniqueness of its physical and intangible cultural heritage."
- Carlo Azeglio Ciampi
(Related: Legal, Adoption, Country, Diversity, Identity, Italy, Protection, Uniqueness)

"In the Soviet Union it was illegal to take a photograph of a train station. Look what happened to them. They tried to classify everything."
- Tom Clancy
"However, we do not lack anti-terrorist laws. I do not believe that the recent London bombs were the result of any deficiencies in our legal system."
- Kenneth Clarke
(Related: Legal, Bombs, Laws, London, Result)

"The emphasis on the birth of Christ tends to polarize our pluralistic society and create legal and ethnic belligerence."
- John Clayton
(Related: Legal, Society, Christ)

"The United States strongly condemns the illegal disclosure of classified information. It puts people's lives in danger, threatens our national security, and undermines our efforts to work with other countries to solve shared problems."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Work, People, Countries, Danger, Information, National security, Problems, states, United)

"You cannot have maternal health without reproductive health. And reproductive health includes contraception and family planning and access to legal, safe abortion."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Family, Health, Legal, Abortion, Planning)

"If it's illegal to rock and roll, throw my ass in jail!"
- Kurt Cobain
"Strictly speaking, my interest is not in legal rights for animals but in a change of heart towards animals."
- J. M. Coetzee
(Related: Change, Legal, Heart, Animals, Rights, Interest)

"I believe that the American administration of Iraq has been arrogant, has pursued policies that are illegal in international law and has been ignorant and incompetent. I said this very forthrightly to the senators."
- Juan Cole
(Related: American, Iraq, Law, Senators)

"I learned one thing in Watergate: I was well-intentioned but rationalized illegal behavior," he said. "You cannot live your life other than walking in the truth. Your means are as important as your ends."
- Chuck Colson
(Related: Life, Truth, Behavior, Walking)

"Before 1980, it was basically illegal for U.S. banks to invent new products."
- Scott Cook
(Related: Banks)

"Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: Taxes)

"But last year there were 540,000 people, roughly, detained coming across the border illegally. Forty-five thousand of them came from countries other than Mexico, demonstrating the fact that Mexico itself now is a pathway into the United States for people all around the world, and we don't know what their intentions are."
- John Cornyn
(Related: People, Countries, Fact, Intentions, Now, states, United, World)

"Words without deeds violates the moral and legal obligation we have under the genocide convention but, more importantly, violates our sense of right and wrong and the standards we have as human beings about looking to care for one another."
- Jon Corzine
(Related: Legal, Care, Deeds, Genocide, Obligation, Right, Sense, Words, Wrong)

"If cats were double the size they are now, they'd probably be illegal."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Cats, Now)

"Even in the beginning, when we knew there was a legal argument about how much our song sounds like his song, as one songwriter to another, I wasn't sure that Cat Stevens would take that as bad."
- Wayne Coyne
(Related: Legal, Argument, Beginning, Song)

"Everyone knows that our current system is kind of like legalized prostitution. The corporate sector completely controls the civic sector."
- Peter Coyote
(Related: Corporate, Prostitution)

"I'm for anything that lets people come here to work legally. There are more protections for workers who are here legally than for those who are not. It's also safer for the workers and employers have a more consistent pool of workers."
- Larry Craig
(Related: Work, People, Workers)

"Our country was thereby saved from the consequences of its distracting individualistic conception of democracy, and its merely legal conception of nationality. It was because the followers of Jackson and Douglas did fight for it, that the Union was preserved."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: Legal, Consequences, Country, Democracy, Fight, Followers, Nationality)

"Foreign nationals entering the United States illegally who are taken into custody by the Border Protection Corps or by State or local law enforcement authorities must be promptly delivered to a federal law enforcement authority."
- John Culberson
(Related: Authority, Law, Protection, State, states, United)

"Upon the Constitution, upon the pre-existing legal rights of the People, as understood in this country and in England, I have argued that this House is bound to revive the Petition under debate."
- Caleb Cushing
(Related: Legal, People, Constitution, Country, Debate, EnglRights)

"I'm more married to Sandy now than when we were married with the legal document. We're still married as parents."
- Bobby Darin
(Related: Legal, Now, Parents)

"Unless you have a perception of who you are as a lawyer, you will never be at ease in dealing with legal matters, clients, or courts. But if you know who you are and why you're there, all you need is the expertise and the information."
- Samuel Dash
(Related: Legal, Perception, Clients, Expertise, Information, Will)

"I've always been driven by the concept of equal justice under the law, but only the rich can pay great sums of money for legal assistance and that puts them at an advantage over the poor."
- Samuel Dash
(Related: Legal, Money, Justice, Law, Poor)

"I had a job as a paralegal. I drove a cab."
- Larry David
(Related: Job)

"May was young and beautiful, we were legally married, but she was caught in the prison of my skin."
- Sammy Davis, Jr.
(Related: May, Prison, Skin)

"The legal battle against segregation is won, but the community battle goes on."
- Dorothy Day
(Related: Legal, Battle, Community)

"I wish the government and the Minister of Justice would address these legal and constitutional arguments, but they refuse to. They want Canadians to go blindly into their brave new world, but it is not wise for a society to move blindly in any direction."
- Stockwell Day
(Related: Government, Legal, Society, Arguments, Direction, Justice, Want, World)

"Births to illegal immigrants now account for nearly one out of every ten births in the United States."
- Nathan Deal
(Related: Now, states, United)

"The Center for Immigration Studies found that illegal immigrants cost the United States taxpayer about $10.4 billion a year. A large part of that expense stems from the babies born each year to illegal immigrants."
- Nathan Deal
(Related: Babies, states, United)

"About 75 percent of the crude oil marketed here is sold off the books, and they are doing trades that would be illegal if it was a regulated market, and of course they do not want to regulate it."
- Peter DeFazio
(Related: Books, Oil, Want)

"But my humble opinion is, I'm not quite sure where I stand on the legalization of drugs - though, if tequila is legal, pot should probably be legal."
- Ted Demme
(Related: Legal, Drugs, Opinion)

"And they didn't have to get into a lot of legal speak or talk ER terms, they were real people. I think that's why so many actresses were attracted to it. And it was just about problems that you could identify with so much, right off the bat."
- James Denton
(Related: Legal, People, Problems, Right, Talk)

"The time has come for the American government to recognize the damage that has occurred to our economy, and to take firm action to curtail what I believe is both unfair and illegal foreign competition."
- Norm Dicks
(Related: Government, Time, Action, American, Competition, Economy)

"These are people who haven't gone through the legal means to becoming citizens like our forefathers did. They want all the benefits but none of the responsibilities."
- Matt Dillon
(Related: Legal, People, Benefits, Want)

"The other thing I like, in fact, several months ago I introduced a bill to end the absurd catch and release policy where our government has been giving tickets, essentially, to people who enter illegally and then letting them go and show up of their own volition."
- John Doolittle
(Related: Government, People, Policy, End, Fact, Giving, Months)

"You got to realise that when I was 20 years old, I had a house, a Mercedes, a Corvette and a million dollars in the bank before I could buy alcohol legally."
- Dr. Dre
(Related: Alcohol, Old, Years)

"In the economic sphere, the program demanded thorough decentralization and managerial independence of enterprises, as well as legalization of small-scale private enterprise, especially in the service sector."
- Alexander Dubcek
(Related: Independence, Service)

"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."
- Dick Durbin
(Related: Legal, Rights, Hair, Human rights, Law, Nation, Respect, Treatment)

"In most communities it is illegal to cry "fire" in a crowded assembly. Should it not be considered serious international misconduct to manufacture a general war scare in an effort to achieve local political aims?"
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: War, Effort)

"I love to go get fireworks, even though some of them are illegal."
- Carmen Electra
(Related: Love)

"Things happened there that I don't think are the finest hours for anybody, whether it was a journalist, the legal system or, in that case of the political system, who would say that was an example of when Washington worked best."
- Rahm Emanuel
(Related: Legal, Example, Washington)

"The Myth of Male Power dealt much more with the political issues, the legal issues, sexual harassment, date rape, women who kill, and those issues were very much more interfaced with the agendas of feminism."
- Warren Farrell
(Related: Legal, Power, Women, Feminism, Myth)

"One regret I have is that I did not learn more about what was happening very early, so that I could have tried to stop people from engaging in illegal activities."
- Fred F. Fielding
(Related: People, Regret)

"These are busy times for the Border Patrol, the customs agents, immigration folks; but if we are going to send these agencies to fight a war on drugs, to fight a war against illegal behavior, we have to send them the proper tools."
- Bob Filner
(Related: War, Behavior, Drugs, Fight, Tools)

"As Congress continues to debate ways to address illegal immigration, we must remember the many hard-working legal immigrants that contribute so much to our nation's economy and culture."
- Bob Filner
(Related: Legal, Congress, Culture, Debate, Economy, Nation)

"China is crippling our manufacturing economy and eliminating our jobs by illegally flooding our markets."
- Virginia Foxx
(Related: Economy, Jobs, Manufacturing)

"The first misconception is that embryonic stem cell research is not legal. The fact is, embryonic stem cell research is completely legal. Research on embryonic stem cells has taken place for years."
- Virginia Foxx
(Related: Legal, Fact, First, Research, Years)

"It was also my idea that the advisory committees of the Academy should replace the legal committees of the German Reichstag, which was gradually fading into the background in the Reich."
- Hans Frank
(Related: Legal, Idea)

"I worked as a lawyer; as a member of the teaching staff of a technical college; and then I worked principally as legal adviser to Adolf Hitler and the National Socialist German Workers Party."
- Hans Frank
(Related: Legal, College, Party, Teaching, Workers)

"I dealt with legal questions in the interest of Adolf Hitler and the NSDAP and its members during the difficult years of struggle for the victory of the Movement."
- Hans Frank
(Related: Legal, Victory, Interest, Questions, Struggle, Years)

"By the fulfillment of my legal and moral duty I think I have earned punishment just as little as the tens of thousands of dutiful German officials who have now been imprisoned only because they carried out their duties."
- Wilhelm Frick
(Related: Legal, Duty, Fulfillment, Now, Punishment)

"I'm in favor of legalizing drugs. According to my values system, if people want to kill themselves, they have every right to do so. Most of the harm that comes from drugs is because they are illegal."
- Milton Friedman
(Related: People, Values, Drugs, Harm, Right, Want)

"I very much feel that marriage is a sacrament and that sacrament should extend... to that legal entity of a union between what traditionally in our Western values has been defined as between a man and a woman."
- Bill Frist
(Related: Legal, Marriage, Values, Man, Woman)

"I have strongly rejected the proposal to pardon and transfer her to the United States. I do not have the legal power to pardon terrorists and even if I did, I would not use it."
- Alberto Fujimori
(Related: Legal, Power, states, United)

"Insofar as international law is observed, it provides us with stability and order and with a means of predicting the behavior of those with whom we have reciprocal legal obligations."
- J. William Fulbright
(Related: Legal, Behavior, Law, Order, Stability)

"So the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is out there preserving and fighting for, and sometimes winning and sometimes losing, the fight for First Amendment rights in comics and, more generally, for freedom of speech."
- Neil Gaiman
(Related: Legal, Winning, Defense, Fight, Fighting, First, Freedom, Rights, Losing, Speech)

"While a strong presence on our southern border is imperative, the border cannot be secured unless we enforce our internal laws and stop ignoring the open complicity of U.S. companies and foreign nations to promote illegal activities."
- Elton Gallegly
(Related: Laws, Nations, Open)

"It is our hope that in future discussions with the Mexican government, you will encourage Mexico to do its part to address illegal immigration rather than encourage their citizens to illegally enter the U.S."
- Elton Gallegly
(Related: Government, Hope, Future, Will)

"Instead, California is one of only 10 states that provides in-state college and university tuition to illegal immigrants. That's grossly unfair to a legal high school student who moves out of California for a year, then returns to attend college."
- Elton Gallegly
(Related: Legal, College, School, states, University)

"In addition, California spends nearly $1 billion a year in Medi-Cal services for an average of 780,000 illegal immigrants a month, over and above emergency health services."
- Elton Gallegly
(Related: Health)

"Consular cards were not designed to be identification and no treaty recognizes them as such. Legal travelers, visitors and long-term residents carried passports, visas or green cards for that purpose."
- Elton Gallegly
(Related: Legal, Purpose, Cards)

"Consular offices make no attempt to determine whether the person obtaining the card is legally in the United States. In fact, the only people who need these cards are illegal immigrants, criminals and terrorists. Consular cards also are easily forged."
- Elton Gallegly
(Related: People, Cards, Fact, states, United)

"Every unskilled illegal immigrant who enters the United States for work drives up healthcare costs for every American. And, every illegal immigrant we turn a blind eye toward weakens the rule of law our country is founded on."
- Elton Gallegly
(Related: Work, American, Blind, Country, Eye, Healthcare, Law, states, United)

"Hospitals are closing across the country due to the burden of illegal immigration, college students find that summer jobs have dried up due to illegal immigration, and wages across the board are depressed by the overwhelming influx of cheap and illegal labor."
- Elton Gallegly
(Related: Burden, College, Country, Hospitals, Jobs, Labor, Students, Summer, Wages)

"I've been working at performing for five years now. I've been working in Australia and Spain and England. When I was only 15 or 16, 1 was performing in bars; I could have had legal problems, but it's also the only way to get to know what music is all about."
- Andy Gibb
(Related: Legal, Music, England, Now, Problems, Spain, Years)

"In this life and death case, I felt Mrs. Schiavo should receive the fullest due process from our legal system."
- Paul Gillmor
(Related: Death, Legal, Life)

"She never envisioned a legal career for me, but she did think it was very important that I be able to support myself, and I think she would be pleased to see what has become of me."
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg
(Related: Legal, Career, Support)

"I will never have a drink and get behind the wheel of a car. It's not illegal to drink and drive, but there becomes a certain point where it does become a crime."
- Tracey Gold
(Related: Car, Crime, Will)

"If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: Voting)

"It is a sign of the times that the absence of meaningful ID requirements in many states leaves our voting process vulnerable to fraud and allows legal votes to be cancelled out by illegally cast ballots."
- Virgil Goode
(Related: Legal, Absence, Fraud, states, Voting)

"As the American public continues to focus more intensely on illegal immigration and securing the nation's borders, the number of members of the House Immigration Reform Caucus continues to grow."
- Virgil Goode
(Related: American, Focus, Nation, Public, Reform)

"Amnesty is the magnet. Other magnets that you mentioned are anchor babies who get benefits in this country and employer deductions for employees, even if they are here illegally, which Mr. King is addressing."
- Virgil Goode
(Related: Babies, Benefits, Country, Employees)

"We've got fifty people at Gitmo that are too dangerous to be let go that will never go through a normal criminal trial. Let's create a new legal system, so they'll have their day in court."
- Lindsey Graham
(Related: Legal, People, Court, Day, Will)

"I've always considered making it legal for Americans to import their prescription drugs a free-trade issue. Imports create competition and keep domestic industry more responsive to consumers."
- Chuck Grassley
(Related: Legal, Americans, Competition, Drugs)

"If Americans could legally access prescription drugs outside the United States, then drug companies would be forced to re-evaluate their pricing strategy."
- Chuck Grassley
(Related: Strategy, Americans, Drugs, states, United)

"You can't just lecture the poor that they shouldn't riot or go to extremes. You have to make the means of legal redress available."
- Harold H. Greene
(Related: Legal, Extremes, Poor, Riot)

"But if we get to the point where more people do not believe in a God than who do believe in God, we will have a hollow legal system - we will have something without heart."
- Lee Greenwood
(Related: Legal, God, People, Heart, Will)

"Only one thing is certain: if pot is legalized, it won't be for our benefit but for the authorities. To have it legalized will also be to lose control of it."
- Germaine Greer
(Related: Control, Will)

"American GIs don't fight this unjust immoral and illegal war of Johnson's."
- Hanoi Hannah
(Related: War, American, Fight)

"Everywhere among the English-speaking race criminal justice was rude, and punishments were barbarous; but the tendency was to do away with special privileges and legal exemptions."
- Albert Bushnell Hart
(Related: Legal, English, Justice, Race)

"Therefore, if we are a Nation of laws and a Nation of immigrants, immigration should occur within a legal framework, not through the machinations of illegal schemes and scams that threaten our national security."
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: Legal, Laws, Nation, National security)

"But you can count the dead bodies from alcohol, tobacco, and legal pharmaceuticals by the millions."
- Jack Herer
(Related: Legal, Alcohol)

"Truly we have had enough experience with sufferance and protection which could be revoked at will. Consequently, the only reasonable Course of action is to work for publicly legalized guarantees."
- Theodor Herzl
(Related: Experience, Work, Action, Protection, Will)

"Zionism demands a publicly recognized and legally secured homeland in Palestine for the Jewish people. This platform is unchangeable."
- Theodor Herzl
(Related: People, Palestine)

"I mean you might say he had a travelling post office, but also Barney was very, very active. He was a legal officer for the NAACP and they had a lot of problems after Pease."
- Betty Hill
(Related: Legal, Office, Post, Problems)

"Illegal drug use runs contrary to the image of health depicted by cycling. Distributors of these drugs must be prosecuted more harshly as they are ciminals."
- Bernard Hinault
(Related: Health, Drugs)

"We will never stop illegal immigration until this country has a comprehensive, realistic immigration policy."
- Ruben Hinojosa
(Related: Policy, Country, Will)

"Understand that legal and illegal are political, and often arbitrary, categorizations; use and abuse are medical, or clinical, distinctions."
- Abbie Hoffman
(Related: Legal, Medical, Abuse)

"Well, when I think of steroids I think of an image. You have the advantage over someone, which is a form of cheating. I guess it wouldn't be right unless it was legal for everybody. Reason it's not legal for everybody is because it can hurt people seriously."
- Evander Holyfield
(Related: Legal, People, Cheating, Hurt, Reason, Right)

"Coercion may prevent many transgressions; but it robs even actions which are legal of a part of their beauty. Freedom may lead to many transgressions, but it lends even to vices a less ignoble form."
- Wilhelm von Humboldt
(Related: Legal, Beauty, Actions, Freedom, May, Vices)

"I have a book coming out in September, for example, where the plot concerns counterfeiting, and I had to do a lot of research on that. Or on any legal matters, for example, I have to do a lot of research online."
- Evan Hunter
(Related: Legal, Example, Research)

"When I started law school I was shocked to learn that our legal system traditionally had the man as the head and master of the family. As late as the '70s and '80s when we were fighting for the Equal Rights Amendment, states like Louisiana still had a head and master law."
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: Legal, Family, Fighting, Rights, Law, Man, School, states)

"You can't learn everything you need to know legally."
- John Irving
"Our Nation's immigration laws are disrespected both by those who cross our borders illegally and by the businesses that hire those illegal immigrants."
- Steve Israel
(Related: Laws, Nation)

"I think it's awful that the state of Oklahoma a couple of years ago passed this law to give the same tuition to illegals as they do to people who are residents of Oklahoma. I think it's wrong."
- Ernest Istook
(Related: People, Law, State, Wrong, Years)

"We believe the use of force against Iraq, especially with reference to previous resolutions of the UN Security Council, has no grounds, including legal grounds."
- Igor Ivanov
(Related: Legal, Force, Iraq, Security)

"The duty of government is to leave commerce to its own capital and credit as well as all other branches of business, protecting all in their legal pursuits, granting exclusive privileges to none."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Government, Legal, Business, Commerce, Credit, Duty)

"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."
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Related: Legal, Women, Rights, Land)

"I'm a hardcore libertarian - I want everything legal - but I also believe that you have the right to free association."
- Penn Jillette
(Related: Legal, Right, Want)

"When a law enforcement officer apprehends an illegal immigrant, it makes no sense to simply release that individual who has been breaking our laws with no threat of sanction or penalty."
- Bobby Jindal
(Related: Law, Laws, Sense)

"First, we must stop issuing drivers' licenses to people in our country illegally. Providing them with forms of government identification makes a mockery of our laws and undermines national security efforts."
- Bobby Jindal
(Related: Government, People, Country, First, Laws, National security)

"I mean, in some cases with libel laws, you know, they can write things about people who have no course of action, because they can't afford to take legal action against them."
- Elton John
(Related: Legal, People, Action, Laws)

"Outside of the Constitution we have no legal authority more than private citizens, and within it we have only so much as that instrument gives us. This broad principle limits all our functions and applies to all subjects."
- Andrew Johnson
(Related: Legal, Authority, Constitution, Limits)

"I don't plan on going back to legal work. I wanted an international career, and finance seemed to be where some interesting career opportunities were."
- Nick Johnson
(Related: Finance, Legal, Work, Career)

"Anybody who thinks talk is cheap should get some legal advice."
- Franklin P. Jones
(Related: Legal, Advice, Talk)

"I think a child should be allowed to take his father's or mother's name at will on coming of age. Paternity is a legal fiction."
- James Joyce
(Related: Legal, Age, Mother, Father, Fiction, Name, Will)

"One thing I was thinking about is that they probably get their come-uppance about the same percentage that people in real life do. Basically, stealing for all practical purposes might as well be legal in New York."
- Mike Judge
(Related: Legal, Life, People, Thinking)

"When the Senate ceases to engage nominees in meaningful discussion of legal issues, the confirmation process takes on an air of vacuity and farce, and the Senate becomes incapable of either properly evaluating nominees or appropriately educating the public."
- Elena Kagan
(Related: Legal, Public, Senate)

"To have the opportunity to lead the Solicitor General's office is the honor of a lifetime. As you know, this is an office with a long and rich tradition, not only of extraordinary legal skill but also of extraordinary professionalism and integrity. That is due, in large measure, to the people who have led it."
- Elena Kagan
(Related: Legal, People, Opportunity, Honor, Integrity, Measure, Office, Skill, Tradition)

"I've led a school whose faculty and students examine and discuss and debate every aspect of our law and legal system. And what I've learned most is that no one has a monopoly on truth or wisdom. I've learned that we make progress by listening to each other, across every apparent political or ideological divide."
- Elena Kagan
(Related: Legal, Wisdom, Truth, Progress, Debate, Law, Listening, School, Students)

"The economic impact of illegal immigration on taxpayers is catastrophic."
- Ric Keller
"Illegal immigration presents a huge problem. That is why I decided to spend a week along the southern border to see firsthand how bad the problem is and, more importantly, what Congress can do to fix it."
- Ric Keller
(Related: Congress)

"Illegal immigration costs taxpayers $45 billion a year in health care, education, and incarceration expenses."
- Ric Keller
(Related: Health, Education, Care)

"Common sense and history tell you that rewarding illegal behavior will only encourage more of it."
- Ric Keller
(Related: History, Behavior, Common sense, Will)

"After granting amnesty to illegals 20 years ago, we have gone from 3 million illegals to 11 million illegals. Our government has been fooled once by this amnesty argument, let us not be fooled again."
- Ric Keller
(Related: Government, Argument, Years)

"If grass were legalized, it would help our drug problem enormously."
- Ken Kesey
(Related: Help)

"Love is moral even without legal marriage, but marriage is immoral without love."
- Ellen Key
(Related: Legal, Love, Marriage)

"In the early centuries of Islam, the great schools of Islamic jurisprudence were built upon the above principles. Basic to all their legal systems they developed the doctrine that liberty is the fundamental basis of law."
- Aly Khan
(Related: Legal, Islam, Doctrine, Law, Liberty, Principles, Schools)

"I was walking around legally blind. Now I have 20-20 vision. I can't believe I spent so many years blurry, but I think that coincides with how I was feeling. Now I notice if people are watching me, but I also smile right back if someone waves, which helps."
- Nicole Kidman
(Related: People, Vision, Blind, Feeling, Now, Right, Smile, Walking, Years)

"Again, in Wag the Dog, war has to be declared by an act of congress. But if you go to war, you don't have to declare war. You're just at war and we did that, which is not legal."
- Val Kilmer
(Related: Legal, War, Act, Congress)

"Check bags are fun. I just make sure there won't be anything illegal in my check bag which is forbidden at a cabin of a plane. Just leaving things like scissors and such out of my carry-on things in order to avoid troubles with some certain airline, y'know."
- Kerry King
(Related: Forbidden, Fun, Order)

"Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Legal, Forget, Germany)

"I wish that the Democrats would put some effort into Social Security reform, illegal immigration's reform, tax reform, or some of the other real issues that are out there."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Democrats, Effort, Tax, Reform, Security)

"Our church has been legal since late 1960s. I've been involved since 1972. I was ordained in 1975."
- Sally Kirkland
(Related: Legal, Church)

"The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer."
- Henry A. Kissinger
"I guess music, particularly the blues, is the only form of schizophrenia that has organised itself into being both legal and beneficial to society."
- Alexis Korner
(Related: Legal, Society, Music, Being)

"Illegal immigration is a genuinely national issue, and resolving it requires a national commitment not just on health care but also border control, law enforcement and other resources."
- Jon Kyl
(Related: Health, Control, Care, Commitment, Law)

"I showed that privacy was an implicit right in Jewish law, probably going back to the second or third century, when it was elaborated on in a legal way."
- Norman Lamm
(Related: Legal, Law, Privacy, Right)

"I object to a legal approach when settling questions of science or scientific behavior."
- Serge Lang
(Related: Legal, Science, Behavior, Questions)

"I ask the vice president to stop dodging the issue with legalese, and acknowledge his continued ties with Halliburton to the American people."
- Frank Lautenberg
(Related: People, American, President, Vice)

"We owe the Aboriginal peoples a debt that is four centuries old. It is their turn to become full partners in developing an even greater Canada. And the reconciliation required may be less a matter of legal texts than of attitudes of the heart."
- Romeo LeBlanc
(Related: Legal, Heart, Canada, Debt, May, Old)

"Intellectual property is an important legal and cultural issue. Society as a whole has complex issues to face here: private ownership vs. open source, and so on."
- Tim Berners Lee
(Related: Legal, Society, Open, Ownership, Property)

"Actually just recently I came up with that idea, watching the movie 'Legally Blonde' and I was like, 'cool, that's something I want to do."
- Lisa Leslie
(Related: Idea, Want)

"Of all the creative work produced by humans anywhere, a tiny fraction has continuing commercial value. For that tiny fraction, the copyright is a crucially important legal device."
- Lawrence Lessig
(Related: Legal, Work, Value)

"And understandably so, that when you're in legal jeopardy, you really cannot put yourself in a position to open yourself up to the media."
- Monica Lewinsky
(Related: Legal, Jeopardy, Media, Open)

"Identity theft involving these cards is a growing form of white collar crime, facilitating illegal immigration, banking and accounting fraud, tax evasion, and other nefarious activities."
- Ron Lewis
(Related: Cards, Crime, Fraud, Tax, Identity, Theft)

"Without significant reform, the Social Security Administration will be legally and financially unable to pay full promised benefits within a generation."
- Ron Lewis
(Related: Benefits, Reform, Security, Will)

"I also urge the Obama administration - both on its own and in cooperation with other responsible governments around the world - to use all legal means necessary to shut down WikiLeaks before it can do more damage by releasing additional cables. WikiLeaks' activities represent a shared threat to collective international security."
- Joe Lieberman
(Related: Legal, Cooperation, Security, World)

"Obama had the audacity to say, 'I have unequivocally prohibited the use of torture by the United States.' Ladies and gentlemen, torture in the United States has always been illegal."
- Rush Limbaugh
(Related: Ladies, Gentlemen, states, United)

"It is simply a fact that the birth rate of our illegal immigrants exceeds that of our legal residents."
- John Linder
(Related: Legal, Fact)

"The voters in my district, and around the country, have demanded that Congress get a hold on the influx of illegal immigrants and tighten the security around our borders."
- John Linder
(Related: Congress, Country, Security)

"Not a problem kid or anything like that so when you're in the legal system like that, it's always hard on a person for the first time to go through some things like that."
- Leonard Little
(Related: Legal, Time, First)

"It is legal because I wish it."
- Louis XIV
(Related: Legal)

"Hundreds of political prisoners still suffer in Tibetan prisons. Freedom of speech is not allowed in any sense. It is illegal to possess a photo of the Dalai Lama."
- Joanna Lumley
(Related: Freedom, Sense, Speech)

"We thought sex was free. Sex is not free. There's a price to be paid emotionally, physically, even legally. Sex isn't a casual thing. It's a huge thing."
- William H. Macy
(Related: Sex, Thought)

"It is true that the aristocracies seem to have abused their monopoly of legal knowledge; and at all events their exclusive possession of the law was a formidable impediment to the success of those popular movements which began to be universal in the western world."
- Henry James Sumner Maine
(Related: Legal, Success, Knowledge, Events, Law, Popular, Possession, World)

"Do not ghettoize society by putting people into legal categories of gender, race, ethnicity, language, or other such characteristics."
- Preston Manning
(Related: Legal, Society, People, Gender, Language, Race)

"People tend to associate anyone who looks and behaves differently with illegal or immoral activity."
- Marilyn Manson
(Related: People)

"Unfortunately a Constitutional amendment that would have empowered Congress to make desecration of the United States flag illegal failed to pass by one vote."
- Kenny Marchant
(Related: Congress, states, United, Vote)

"We all know how powerful the web can be for raising political money. Well, if you're game, the Duke Cunningham Legal Defense Fund is apparently ready to accept your donation."
- Joshua Micah Marshall
(Related: Legal, Money, Defense)

"Torture is illegal, both in the U.S. and abroad. So - and that is true for the Bush administration and for any other administration."
- Jane Mayer
"So at the end of the day, our number 1 goal, our top priority, is to motivate American youngsters to reject the abuse of illegal drugs, tobacco and alcohol. All three of them are illegal behaviors."
- Barry McCaffrey
(Related: Goal, Abuse, Alcohol, American, Day, Drugs, End)

"Meth is too easy to make, and unfortunately right now all the ingredients need to make this highly addictive drug are legal and readily available to those who want to cook it up and sell it to our children."
- Michael McCaul
(Related: Legal, Children, Now, Right, Want)

"Once and for all, I did not use steroids or any other illegal substance."
- Mark McGwire
"Everywhere I travel throughout Eastern Washington, I hear from people demanding we do a better job of controlling our borders and reducing illegal immigration."
- Cathy McMorris
(Related: Travel, People, Job, Washington)

"Mrs. Parks' act of brave defiance rocked the foundation of American society and inspired generations of civil rights leaders and created a sense of hope for every American facing legal discrimination in this country."
- Kendrick Meek
(Related: Legal, Society, Hope, Act, American, Civil rights, Country, Defiance, Discrimination, Generations, Leaders, Sense)

"I am tolerably ignorant about Judaism, and much of what I do know about it seems hard to swallow, because it is so grounded in legalism, and adherence to rituals."
- Fred Melamed
(Related: Judaism, Rituals)

"We need criminals to identify ourselves with, to secretly envy and to stoutly punish. They do for us the forbidden, illegal things we wish to do."
- Karl A. Menninger
(Related: Envy, Forbidden)

"The White House looked into a plan that would allow illegal immigrants to stay in the United States. The plan called for a million Mexicans to marry a million of our ugliest citizens."
- Dennis Miller
(Related: states, United)

"Emergency health care for illegal aliens along the southwestern border is already costing area hospitals $200 million a year, with perhaps another $100 million in extended care costs."
- Gary Miller
(Related: Health, Care, Hospitals)

"California has the highest number of illegal immigrants residing in its borders. The estimated number of illegal alien residents in California was about 2.2 million, or nearly 32 percent of the total number of illegal immigrants in the United States."
- Gary Miller
(Related: states, United)

"An estimated 7 million illegal immigrants were residing in the United States in January 2000. This is double the size of the illegal immigrant population in January 1990 and constitutes 2.5 percent of the total U.S. population of just over 281 million."
- Gary Miller
(Related: Population, states, United)

"An American worker should not expect his pay to be cut because somebody comes to this country illegally and is willing to work for less than he or she should be paid."
- Gary Miller
(Related: Work, American, Country)

"The legal system is often a mystery, and we, its priests, preside over rituals baffling to everyday citizens."
- Henry Miller
(Related: Legal, Mystery, Rituals)

"The work is challenging, interesting and an important part of our legal system."
- David Minge
(Related: Legal, Work)

"Are hackers a threat? The degree of threat presented by any conduct, whether legal or illegal, depends on the actions and intent of the individual and the harm they cause."
- Kevin Mitnick
(Related: Legal, Actions, Cause, Harm)

"I've become so earthy. And I never was earthy. I'm doing all kinds of different roles which are not at all like the intellectual and the legal mind of Ben Stone."
- Michael Moriarty
(Related: Legal, Mind)

"The legal difference between the sit-ins and the Freedom Riders was significant."
- Constance Baker Motley
(Related: Legal, Difference, Freedom)

"I never thought I would live long enough to see the legal profession change to the extent it has."
- Constance Baker Motley
(Related: Change, Legal, Thought, Profession)

"King consciously steered away from legal claims and instead relied on civil disobedience."
- Constance Baker Motley
(Related: Legal)

"In high school, I discovered myself. I was interested in race relations and the legal profession. I read about Lincoln and that he believed the law to be the most difficult of professions."
- Constance Baker Motley
(Related: Legal, Law, Profession, Race, School)

"What we bring to the table is not only our 56 field offices in the United States and our number of resident agencies, but also we have 45 legal attaches overseas."
- Robert Mueller
(Related: Legal, states, United)

"There needs to be more pressure on the Mexican government to stop the drugs and illegal immigrants on their side of the border instead of exporting them to the U.S."
- Timothy Murphy
(Related: Government, Drugs, Needs, Pressure)

"Amnesty is not the answer as it will only encourage more illegal immigrants to enter."
- Timothy Murphy
(Related: Will)

"A system of cameras and censors are used along the border and interior to help detect the movement of illegal immigrants crossing through the dense brush."
- Timothy Murphy
(Related: Help)

"Our border patrol does a great job under these very dangerous conditions. They use very sophisticated equipment, including gamma rays, to detect drugs and illegal immigrants as they enter the U.S."
- Timothy Murphy
(Related: Drugs, Job)

"Illegal immigration is crisis for our country. It is an open door for drugs, criminals, and potential terrorists to enter our country. It is straining our economy, adding costs to our judicial, healthcare, and education systems."
- Timothy Murphy
(Related: Education, Country, Crisis, Drugs, Economy, Healthcare, Open, Potential)

"Baseball is a game where a curve is an optical illusion, a screwball can be a pitch or a person, stealing is legal and you can spit anywhere you like except in the umpire's eye or on the ball."
- James Patrick Murray
(Related: Legal, Baseball, Eye, Illusion, Umpire)

"But my view is that you need a system at the border. You need some fencing but you need technology. You need boots on the ground. And then you need to have interior enforcement of our nation's immigration laws inside the country. And that means dealing with the employers who still consistently hire illegal labor."
- Janet Napolitano
(Related: Technology, Country, Labor, Laws, Nation)

"I later spent... five to eight months in hospitals in New Jersey, always on an involuntary basis, and always attempting a legal argument for release."
- John Forbes Nash, Jr.
(Related: Legal, Argument, Hospitals, Months)

"However, there is no legal and legitimate state called Israel."
- Hassan Nasrallah
(Related: Legal, Israel, State)

"For centuries we have been living in the society where not laws but people ruled, where there was no legal state."
- Nursultan Nazarbayev
(Related: Legal, Society, People, Laws, Living, State)

"We do not believe voters gave President Bush a mandate to turn back the clock decades on so many of our legal protections."
- Ralph Neas
(Related: Legal, President)

"I have the utmost respect for those who have come to this country legally and have contributed to the great melting pot that is America today. But those who have crossed our borders illegally have broken the law and the law ought to be enforced."
- Bob Ney
(Related: America, Country, Law, Respect, Today)

"We not only have a legal obligation to honor our commitments, we have a moral obligation to provide the coverage we promised to provide to these people."
- Bob Ney
(Related: Legal, People, Honor, Obligation)

"In recent years personal injury attorneys and trial lawyers have attacked the food industry with numerous lawsuits alleging that these businesses should pay monetary damages to those who, of their own accord, consume too much of a legal, safe product."
- Bob Ney
(Related: Food, Legal, Injury, Lawyers, Years)

"When the President does it, that means that it's not illegal."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: President)

"Third, we could, while denouncing them both as illegal, have acquiesced in them both and thus remained neutral with both sides, although not agreeing with either as to the righteousness of their respective orders."
- George William Norris
(Related: Righteousness)

"I think pot should be legalized, but I think the promotion of party culture is irresponsible."
- Krist Novoselic
(Related: Culture, Party, Promotion)

"Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States. Ask any Indian."
- Robert Orben
(Related: states, United)

"If government were a product, selling it would be illegal."
- P. J. O'Rourke
(Related: Government, Selling)

"Children must be considered in a divorce considered valuable pawns in the nasty legal and financial contest that is about to ensue."
- P. J. O'Rourke
(Related: Legal, Financial, Children, Divorce)

"Every one with this writ may be a tyrant; if this commission be legal, a tyrant in a legal manner, also, may control, imprison, or murder any one within the realm."
- James Otis
(Related: Legal, Control, May, Murder)

"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."
- Robert Dale Owen
(Related: Virtue, Ceremony, Rights, Law, Property)

"I never threw an illegal pitch. The trouble is, once in a while I toss one that ain't never been seen by this generation."
- Satchel Paige
(Related: Trouble)

"Does the imam have a legal right to build the mosque at Ground Zero? The answer is yes. But is it the right thing to do? The answer is no. And most Americans, and most moderate Muslims, join with me in that call."
- Kilari Anand Paul
(Related: Legal, Mosque, Americans, Right)

"Is it the right thing to burn Qurans? Legally? Can pastor burn Quran tomorrow? People accept legally it is right. But is it the right thing to do? No."
- Kilari Anand Paul
(Related: People, Quran, Right, Tomorrow)

"The people and the mindset that killed 3,000 of our fellow citizens on September 11 2001, would have killed not 3,000, but 300,000 if they could have or 3 million or 30 million. We need to do everything we can within our value systems and legal structures to make sure that doesn't happen."
- Tim Pawlenty
(Related: Legal, People, Value)

"Like I said in my election manifesto - why don't they legalise the whole thing and let people like me work?"
- Cynthia Payne
(Related: Work, People)

"Go after the illegal employers. No free stuff. Take the handcuffs off law enforcement. They'll go home! They'll self-deport! The problem today is they break the law. They come across the border. And again, what's coming across that border today are bad guys!"
- Russell Pearce
(Related: Law, Self, Today)

"In them days, it was just still not illegal to kill an Indian. If you killed an Indian, you'd be very unfortunate if you got probation - most of them were released immediately."
- Leonard Peltier
"Sadly, embryonic stem cell research is completely legal in this country and has been going on at universities and research facilities for years."
- Mike Pence
(Related: Legal, Country, Research, Years)

"We support every effort to combat international terrorism through the formulation of international conventions and hope that the international community will take further steps to improve the anti-terrorism international legal framework."
- Li Peng
(Related: Legal, Hope, Community, Effort, Support, Terrorism, Will)

"But if the UN cannot or will not revise its rules in ways that establish beyond question the legality of the measures the United States must take to protect the American people, then we should unashamedly and explicitly reject the jurisdiction of these rules."
- Richard Perle
(Related: People, American, Question, Rules, states, United, Will)

"The people who illegally cross into the country are from countries that have very close ties to al Qaeda, whether it's Yemen or Afghanistan, Pakistan, China. It is an absolute national disgrace."
- Rick Perry
(Related: People, Afghanistan, Countries, Country, Disgrace)

"To make sure that votes are never canceled out by illegal votes, we instituted a photo ID requirement. And don't you think it's fair to apply at least the same standard required to get a library card or to board an airpane?"
- Rick Perry
"If a catastrophic event wipes out a large portion of House members, America needs to know this body, elected by the people, will be quickly and legally reconstituted and will continue to function."
- Charles W. Pickering
(Related: People, America, Body, Needs, Will)

"I believe that President Clinton considered the legal merits of the arguments for the pardon as he understood them, and he rendered his judgment, wise or unwise, on the merits."
- John Podesta
(Related: Legal, Arguments, Judgment, President)

"Has President Bush exceeded his constitutional authority or acted illegally in authorizing wiretaps without a warrant? Benjamin Franklin would not have thought so."
- Pete du Pont
(Related: Thought, Authority, President)

"Under current law volunteers who are not working with an official nonprofit organization are not covered by the Volunteer Protection Act. Therefore, there are absolutely no legal protections for the average American who wishes to volunteer."
- Jon Porter
(Related: Legal, Act, American, Law, Protection, Wishes)

"The Patriot Act removed major legal barriers that prevented the law enforcement, intelligence, and national defense communities from talking and coordinating their work to protect the American people and our national security."
- Jon Porter
(Related: Legal, Work, Intelligence, People, Act, American, Defense, Law, National security, Talking)

"It is imperative that when thousands of selfless volunteers respond to those who have incurred the wrath of a natural disaster that legal liability need not be hanging over their heads."
- Jon Porter
(Related: Legal, Disaster, Wrath)

"It ought to be illegal for an artist to marry. If the artist must marry let him find someone more interested in art, or his art, or the artist part of him, than in him. After which let them take tea together three times a week."
- Ezra Pound
(Related: Art, Artist, Tea)

"The kingdom of God is an order of government established by divine authority. It is the only legal government that can exist in any part of the universe."
- Orson Pratt
(Related: Government, Legal, God, Authority, Order, Universe)

"Noah and his family were the only loyal and obedient subjects to the legal power: they alone were saved."
- Orson Pratt
(Related: Family, Legal)

"God is the King. In him exists all legal authority."
- Orson Pratt
(Related: Legal, God, Authority)

"I think that the proposed constitution is one of the European legal documents with the strongest social dimension I have seen since I began following European issues."
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin
(Related: Legal, Constitution)

"Unless we repeal the illegal Byrd amendment, American exports will be vulnerable to retaliation, and the U.S. will continue to face a difficult task convincing other countries to make their laws comply with international rules."
- Jim Ramstad
(Related: American, Countries, Laws, Rules, Will)

"Potentially, a government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims."
- Ayn Rand
(Related: Government, Legal, Force, Man, Victims)

"We must have great respect for these people who also suffer and who want to find their own way of correct living. On the other hand, to create a legal form of a kind of homosexual marriage, in reality, does not help these people."
- Joseph Ratzinger
(Related: Legal, Marriage, People, Help, Living, Reality, Respect, Want)

"Above all, we must have great respect for these people who also suffer and who want to find their own way of correct living. On the other hand, to create a legal form of a kind of homosexual marriage, in reality, does not help these people."
- Joseph Ratzinger
(Related: Legal, Marriage, People, Help, Living, Reality, Respect, Want)

"I believe wholeheartedly in marriage. I don't exclusively mean a marriage with a legal contract, but any relationship that constitutes a marriage because of the quality of their relationship."
- Helen Reddy
(Related: Legal, Marriage, Quality)

"Altho that is so, Ireland has always denied and Ireland still denies that the Union was binding upon her either legally or morally. And here on this historic occasion we have assembled to renew our protest and to place it upon record."
- John Edward Redmond
(Related: Ireland, Protest)

"We do many things at the federal level that would be considered dishonest and illegal if done in the private sector."
- Donald T. Regan
"In fact, street gangs are the primary distributor of illegal drugs in the United States."
- Dave Reichert
(Related: Drugs, Fact, states, United)

"I think a moratorium probably is legal, and we should probably for a short period of time impose a moratorium so that we don't permit any additional landfill permits for the time being, so we don't exacerbate the problem."
- Ed Rendell
(Related: Time, Legal, Being)

"Arizona faces unique healthcare challenges including uncompensated care for illegal immigrants, and the large number of Native Americans who live in remote and isolated areas of the state."
- Rick Renzi
(Related: Americans, Care, Faces, Healthcare, Native Americans, State)

"I remember being upset because I was finally legal to drink in Canada, and I decided to throw that all away and move to America, where I had to wait another two years. I came here to do improv and to try to join the Groundlings."
- Ryan Reynolds
(Related: Legal, America, Being, Canada, Years)

"Though every legal task demands this skill, it is especially important in the effort to frame public policy in a way that is properly responsive to human needs and predicaments. The question is always: How will the general rule work in practice?"
- Elliot Richardson
(Related: Legal, Work, Policy, Effort, Needs, Practice, Public, Public policy, Question, Skill, Will)

"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."
- Adam Rickitt
(Related: Legal, Sex, Disgrace, Eyes, Rights, Law, Protection, Saying, Support)

"Testimony should be a philosophical problem and not limited to legal or historical contexts where it refers to the account of a witness who reports what he has seen."
- Paul Ricoeur
(Related: Legal)

"We don't seem to be able to check crime, so why not legalize it and then tax it out of business?"
- Will Rogers
(Related: Business, Crime, Tax)

"Well, my constituents are happy that the Republican Party has finally gotten off its duff, seeing that we do control the House and the Senate and the presidency, and taken up the issue of illegal immigration."
- Dana Rohrabacher
(Related: Control, Party, Presidency, Republican, Senate)

"Businesses should no longer be allowed to depress wages by hiring illegal labor and then falsely claim that Americans don't want to do the jobs."
- Dana Rohrabacher
(Related: Americans, Hiring, Jobs, Labor, Wages, Want)

"It is high time to compel man by the might of right to give woman her political, legal and social rights. She will find her own sphere in accordance with her capacities, powers and tastes; and yet she will be woman still."
- Ernestine Rose
(Related: Legal, Time, Rights, Man, Will, Woman)

"Napster is essentially using the music to make money for themselves and that's the part that's both morally and legally wrong. That I think is more relevant than whether or not I'm losing money."
- Hilary Rosen
(Related: Money, Music, Losing, Wrong)

"When I was 15, I changed my name legally. I think it was largely due to my struggle about being gay. Everything just didn't fit, and I was trying to find things I could identify myself with, and it started with my name."
- Portia de Rossi
(Related: Being, Gay, Name, Struggle, Trying)

"Let me remind you that nuclear disarmament is not just an ardent desire of the people, as expressed in many resolutions of the United Nations. It is a legal commitment by the five official nuclear states, entered into when they signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty."
- Joseph Rotblat
(Related: Legal, People, Commitment, Desire, Nations, states, United)

"There are obviously legal restrictions on what you can do on TV in the States, as there are everywhere."
- Dave Rowntree
(Related: Legal, states)

"It is solely for the reason that this government has legalized the murder of children that I have no allegiance to nor do I recognize the legitimacy of this particular government in Washington."
- Eric Rudolph
(Related: Government, Children, Murder, Reason, Washington)

"We have used the presence of UNMIK, as well as other European and American agencies to establish a legal framework compatible with the European Union and that is already an advantage. We have seen the positive effects of this and our parliament will continue to go this way."
- Ibrahim Rugova
(Related: Legal, Positive, American, Parliament, Will)

"Daley may not feel a moral responsibility to eliminate discrimination but he has a legal obligation to do so."
- Bobby Rush
(Related: Legal, Discrimination, May, Obligation, Responsibility)

"Was I involved in selling drivers licenses to people illegally? Hell no I wasn't. Would I have tolerated it? Hell no."
- George Ryan
(Related: People, Selling, Hell)

"Are not laws dangerous which inhibit the passions? Compare the centuries of anarchy with those of the strongest legalism in any country you like and you will see that it is only when the laws are silent that the greatest actions appear."
- Marquis de Sade
(Related: Actions, Anarchy, Country, Laws, Will)

"Our goal is not to crush the enemy at any price, but to make it realize that it is illegal to take up arms to overthrow a democratically elected government."
- Jose Eduardo Dos Santos
(Related: Government, Goal, Enemy)

"The most dangerous area where our laws are not being faithfully executed are the laws designed to protect Americans against the millions of aliens who enter our country illegally every year."
- Phyllis Schlafly
(Related: Americans, Being, Country, Laws)

"How can we protect homeland security unless the government stops the invasion of illegal aliens?"
- Phyllis Schlafly
(Related: Government, Security)

"We're involved right now in some very significant legal battles and it would be the wrong thing for me to do to step out in the middle of those battles."
- Bill Scott
(Related: Legal, Now, Right, Wrong)

"My job is to interpret the law based on how the legislature and the court has done it and then, of course, to use our system of justice to develop some new legal tools and new concepts."
- Bill Scott
(Related: Legal, Court, Job, Justice, Law, Tools)

"In the Brown decision, the United States Supreme Court unanimously struck down the legal and moral footing of racially segregated public education in this country."
- Bobby Scott
(Related: Education, Legal, Decision, Country, Court, Public, states, United)

"Farming with live animals is a 7 day a week, legal form of slavery."
- George Segal
(Related: Legal, Animals, Day, Slavery)

"Moreover, from reforming the tax code to our immigration system, to commonsense legal reform, President Bush put America on notice that he will continue fighting to make the country, and the world, a better place for future generations."
- Jim Sensenbrenner
(Related: Legal, America, Country, Fighting, Future, Tax, Generations, President, Reform, Will, World)

"We must make immigration a legal, orderly process to eliminate this issue, not further criminalize it."
- Jose Serrano
(Related: Legal)

"We must send a very clear message that if you enter our country illegally and then you commit one of these offenses, you will be dealt with harshly and you will pay a heavy price for your conduct."
- John Shadegg
(Related: Country, Will)

"We can still find middle ground, truly secure our borders, deal with those already here and address our labor needs. But those who advocate giving current illegal aliens and future guest workers a special path to citizenship must compromise."
- John Shadegg
(Related: Citizenship, Compromise, Future, Giving, Guest, Labor, Needs, Workers)

"Under current law, there is no additional penalty for someone who enters the United States illegally and then commits either a crime of violence or a drug trafficking offense. They simply come under the same penalty as we have in current law."
- John Shadegg
(Related: Crime, Law, states, United, Violence)

"A recent Pew Hispanic survey found that more than 70 percent of illegal immigrants from Mexico are interested in a guest-worker program and then returning home."
- John Shadegg
(Related: Home, Guest)

"I hold myself to a very high standard, and I hold my contributions to that same high standard. I will not accept any contributions that are illegal, inappropriate or tainted."
- Kevin Shelley
(Related: Will)

"So my own suspicion is that the attorney has stopped this prosecution because part of her defence was to question legality and that would have brought his advice into the public domain again and there was something fishy about the way in which he said war was legal."
- Clare Short
(Related: Legal, War, Advice, Public, Question, Suspicion)

"I mean enormous pressure was brought to bear - Valerie Amos, Lady Amos, went round Africa with people from our intelligence services trying to press them. I had to make sure that we didn't promise a misuse of aid in a way that would be illegal."
- Clare Short
(Related: Intelligence, People, Lady, Press, Pressure, Promise, Trying)

"It is just called Continuing Legal Education. You can go to lectures, you can even listen to tapes on airplanes - they want you to stay current. So you do have to stay current to maintain your license even if you are not practicing."
- Frank Shorter
(Related: Legal, Education, Airplanes, Want)

"We need to enact a strong standard that will stop a terrorist or illegal alien from getting a driver's license because border security is a major concern in a post-September 11th world."
- Bill Shuster
(Related: Concern, Post, Security, Will, World)

"History has shown us that, on extraordinarily rare occasions, it becomes necessary for the federal government to intervene on behalf of individuals whose 14th Amendment rights to legal due process and equal protection may be violated by a state."
- Michael K. Simpson
(Related: Government, History, Legal, Rights, May, Protection, State)

"The original PATRIOT Act greatly increased our nation's ability to share intelligence information, made better use of technology, and provided terrorism investigators tools that have long been available in cases involving illegal drugs and organized crime."
- Michael K. Simpson
(Related: Intelligence, Technology, Ability, Act, Crime, Drugs, Information, Nation, Terrorism, Tools)

"Nearly every study shows that competition from cheap foreign labor undercuts the wages of American workers and legal immigrants."
- Lamar S. Smith
(Related: Legal, American, Competition, Labor, Study, Wages, Workers)

"I have spent all my life under a Communist regime, and I will tell you that a society without any objective legal scale is a terrible one indeed. But a society with no other scale but the legal one is not quite worthy of man either."
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
(Related: Legal, Life, Society, Man, Will)

"The criminalization of marijuana did not prevent marijuana from becoming the most widely used illegal substance in the United States and many other countries. But it did result in extensive costs and negative consequences."
- George Soros
(Related: Negative, Consequences, Countries, Result, states, United)

"Who most benefits from keeping marijuana illegal? The greatest beneficiaries are the major criminal organizations in Mexico and elsewhere that earn billions of dollars annually from this illicit trade - and who would rapidly lose their competitive advantage if marijuana were a legal commodity."
- George Soros
(Related: Legal, Benefits, Trade)

"All of the legal defense funds out there, they're looking for people out there with court of appeals experience, because court of appeals is where policy is made. And I know, I know this is on tape and I should never say that because we don't make law, I know. I know."
- Sonia Sotomayor
(Related: Legal, Experience, People, Policy, Court, Defense, Law)

"And books that were published in much larger numbers than Selfish, Little are hard to find. And publishers who wanted to publish my last few works have them stuck in limbo while new distribution ideas and legal issues and fears are blown away."
- Peter Sotos
(Related: Legal, Ideas, Books, Numbers)

"Stopping illegal immigration would mean that wages would have to rise to a level where Americans would want the jobs currently taken by illegal aliens."
- Thomas Sowell
(Related: Americans, Jobs, Wages, Want)

"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."
- Thomas Sowell
(Related: People, Exercise, Free speech, Rights, Numbers, Property)

"The basic premise of this is that, yes, people have learned to clone each other, but that cloning is illegal. Not that it's bad, just that the law as it is now, is that if you die, you're dead."
- Roger Spottiswoode
(Related: People, Law, Now)

"For playing a man to a square to which it cannot be legally moved, the adversary, at his option, may require him to move the man legally, or to move the King."
- Howard Staunton
(Related: Man, May)

"If, during the course of the game, it be discovered that any error or illegality has been committed in the moves of the pieces, the moves must be retraced, and the necessary correction made, without penalty."
- Howard Staunton
(Related: Correction, Error)

"Mr. Speaker, the fact of the matter is that the Ten Commandments are a historical document that contains moral, ethical, and legal truisms that any person of any religion or even an atheist can recognize and appreciate."
- Cliff Stearns
(Related: Legal, Religion, Fact)

"Perhaps these Ten Commandments cases will be the turning point in the legal war against religion."
- Cliff Stearns
(Related: Legal, Religion, War, Will)

"Secure our borders first. Let us know and let us make sure the American people know that we're taking care of the important business of dealing with the illegal immigration into this country. You cannot begin to address the concerns of the people who are already here unless and until you have made certain that no more are coming in behind them."
- Michael Steele
(Related: Business, People, American, Care, Country, First)

"I do have two data identities. I have my name, Bruce Sterling, which is my public name under which I write novels. I also have my other name, which is my legal name under which I own property and vote."
- Bruce Sterling
(Related: Legal, Name, Property, Public, Vote)

"The Supreme Court ruled that disabled golfer Casey Martin has a legal right to ride in a golf cart between shots at PGA Tour events. Man, the next thing you know, they're going to have some guy carry his clubs around for him."
- Jon Stewart
(Related: Legal, Court, Events, Golf, Man, Martin, Right)

"Here's the point - you're looking at affirmative action, and you're looking at marijuana. You legalize marijuana, no need for quotas, because really, who's gonna wanna work?"
- Jon Stewart
(Related: Work, Action)

"Catholicism is a wide tent in terms of political and legal positions. We could have nine Catholics on the Supreme Court and a great deal of diversity toward the law."
- Cass Sunstein
(Related: Legal, Catholicism, Court, Diversity, Law)

"Defining marriage is a power that should be left to the states. Moreover, no state should be forced to recognize a marriage that is not within its own laws, Constitution, and legal precedents."
- John Sununu
(Related: Legal, Marriage, Power, Constitution, Laws, Precedents, State, states)

"The legal right of a taxpayer to decrease the amount of what otherwise would be his taxes, or altogether avoid them, by means which the law permits, cannot be doubted."
- George Sutherland
(Related: Legal, Law, Right, Taxes)

"It is a maxim among these lawyers, that whatever hath been done before, may legally be done again: and therefore they take special care to record all the decisions formerly made against common justice and the general reason of mankind."
- Jonathan Swift
(Related: Care, Decisions, Justice, Lawyers, Mankind, Maxim, May, Reason)

"They view massive immigration as a massive infusion of potential voters for the Democratic Party, and therefore will do nothing, absolutely nothing to stop that flow of legal or illegal entrance into the country."
- Tom Tancredo
(Related: Legal, Country, Nothing, Party, Potential, Will)

"The word nobody wants to use, but you see if you are here illegally, that's the punishment, deportation."
- Tom Tancredo
(Related: Punishment, Word)

"Because the worst of all worlds is when you pretend like you have an immigration policy, you make coming into the United States without our permission illegal, and then you actually don't enforce it."
- Tom Tancredo
(Related: Policy, states, United)

"If we in fact were to begin enforcing the law against people who are hiring people who are here illegally, we would go a long way towards eliminating the problem."
- Tom Tancredo
(Related: People, Fact, Hiring, Law)

"The Democratic Party looks at massive immigration, legal and illegal, as a source of voters."
- Tom Tancredo
(Related: Legal, Party)

"The Republican Party looks at massive immigration, legal and illegal, as a source of cheap labor, satisfying a very important constituency."
- Tom Tancredo
(Related: Legal, Labor, Party, Republican)

"President Bush and his administration have tried to pull the wool over our eyes and distract the public from this possibly illegal domestic spying scandal."
- Ellen Tauscher
(Related: Eyes, President, Public, Scandal)

"Men's indignation, it seems, is more excited by legal wrong than by violent wrong; the first looks like being cheated by an equal, the second like being compelled by a superior."
- Thucydides
(Related: Legal, Men, Being, First, Wrong)

"The causes of the China Incident were the exclusion and insult of Japan throughout China, the exclusion of Japanese goods, the persecution of Japanese residents in China, and the illegal violation of Japanese rights."
- Hideki Tojo
(Related: Causes, Rights, Insult, Persecution)

"While there continues to be differences, the important point is that all citizens and elected officials use democratic and legal avenues for solving those differences."
- Boris Trajkovski
(Related: Legal)

"We got a little waylaid along the way. The whole problem started about 10 years ago with management and legal battles, then still trying to make albums while I was doing all of that."
- Pat Travers
(Related: Legal, Management, Trying, Years)

"Every neurosis is a primitive form of legal proceeding in which the accused carries on the prosecution, imposes judgment and executes the sentence: all to the end that someone else should not perform the same process."
- Lionel Trilling
(Related: Legal, End, Judgment, Neurosis)

"People talk of me as being the inventor of the legal thriller."
- Scott Turow
(Related: Legal, People, Being, Talk)

"My role in 'Legally Blonde' was really rewarding, because I had so much fun working on the movie. I've had really rewarding experiences on tiny low budget films that you'll never see but where I had a cool time creating characters as well. I love almost all of the characters I've played."
- Alanna Ubach
(Related: Love, Time, Fun)

"I don't support abortion. I could never participate in one. But I think it would be a mistake to make them illegal again."
- Jesse Ventura
(Related: Mistake, Abortion, Support)

"Ice-cream is exquisite - what a pity it isn't illegal."
- Voltaire
(Related: Pity)

"Indiscriminate attacks on civilians ought, under all circumstances, to be illegal in war as in peacetime."
- Gijs de Vries
(Related: War, Circumstances)

"In recent years, we have been sending a clear, consistent signal about the harms of drugs, particularly marijuana, which for most young people is the first illegal drug that they are exposed to."
- John Walters
(Related: People, Drugs, First, Years)

"Today the people from my State of Tennessee would listen to this debate, or even talk about a reference to God on our money or in the Halls of Congress or in our Pledge and say, please, let common sense and logic win the day and prevail versus legal mumbo jumbo."
- Zach Wamp
(Related: Legal, Money, God, People, Common sense, Congress, Day, Debate, Logic, State, Talk, Today)

"We must curtail the flow of illegal immigrants across the Mexican border."
- Zach Wamp
"Life and liberty can be as much endangered from illegal methods used to convict those thought to be criminals as from the actual criminals themselves."
- Earl Warren
(Related: Life, Thought, Liberty)

"Sooner or later they are going to live in a New York City where gay marriage is not only legal, but it's common and they don't even notice."
- Anthony Weiner
(Related: Marriage, Legal, Gay)

"Advertising is legalized lying."
- H. G. Wells
(Related: Advertising, Lying)

"When dealing with illegal immigration, the answer is simple; enforce Constitutional mandates, and you will protect Floridians and the American people."
- Allen West
(Related: People, American, Will)

"Quite simply, federal laws already on the books aimed at stopping the flow of illegal immigration must be enforced. Furthermore, states must be given the resources necessary to confront the problem, which includes strengthening the border patrol."
- Allen West
(Related: Books, Laws, states)

"One of the critical issues that we have to confront is illegal immigration, because this is a multi-headed Hydra that affects our economy, our health care, our health care, our education systems, our national security, and also our local criminality."
- Allen West
(Related: Education, Health, Care, Economy, National security)

"Since 2001, the Patriot Act has provided the means to detect and disrupt terrorist threats against the U.S. Prior to enactment of the law, major legal barriers prevented intelligence, national defense, and law enforcement agencies from working together and sharing information."
- Roger Wicker
(Related: Legal, Intelligence, Act, Defense, Information, Law, Sharing)

"The issues surrounding illegal immigration are wide-ranging and complex, but there is no question about the need to secure our borders."
- Roger Wicker
(Related: Question)

"Illegal immigration is not just a matter of interest in states along our border with Mexico. It is having an effect on local economies, schools, health care delivery, and public safety all across the country."
- Roger Wicker
(Related: Health, Care, Country, Effect, Interest, Public, Safety, Schools, states)

"Embryonic stem cell research is legal in America, and nothing in the administration's current policy affects that legality; 400 lines are currently being used to conduct embryonic stem cell research, both in the private sector and by the Federal Government."
- Roger Wicker
(Related: Government, Legal, Policy, America, Being, Nothing, Research)

"The number of illegal activities were so large that one was bound to come out and lead to the uncovering of the others. Nixon was too willing to use the power of government to settle scores and get even with enemies."
- Bob Woodward
(Related: Government, Power, Enemies, Nixon)

"All the things I really like to do are either immoral, illegal or fattening."
- Alexander Woollcott
"Everything I like is either illegal, immoral or fattening."
- Alexander Woollcott
"It is hard to see Judge Roberts as a judicial activist who would place ideological purity or a particular agenda above or ahead the need for thoughtful legal reasoning."
- Ron Wyden
(Related: Legal, Purity, Thoughtful)

"Every non-political human grouping of whatever kind, legal, social, religious, economic or other becomes at last political if it creates an opposition deep enough to range men against one another as enemies."
- Francis Parker Yockey
(Related: Men, Legal, Deep, Enemies, Opposition, Religious)

"The effort to blur the lines between Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib reflects a deep misunderstanding about the different legal regimes that apply to Iraq and the war against al Qaeda."
- John Yoo
(Related: Legal, War, Deep, Effort, Iraq)

"While Taliban fighters had an initial claim to protection under the conventions, they lost POW status by failing to obey the standards of conduct for legal combatants: wearing uniforms, a responsible command structure, and obeying the laws of war."
- John Yoo
(Related: Legal, War, Laws, Protection)

"Once the attacks occur, as we learned on Sept. 11, it is too late. It makes little sense to deprive ourselves of an important, and legal, means to detect and prevent terrorist attacks while we are still in the middle of a fight to the death with al Qaeda."
- John Yoo
(Related: Death, Legal, Fight, Sense)

"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."
- John Yoo
(Related: Legal, War, Decision, Example, President)

"Nothing is illegal if one hundred businessmen decide to do it."
- Andrew Young
(Related: Nothing)

"I know my name gets used illegally all the time all over the internet. You know, it is a trademarked name, so it will be something that we always have to deal with. I never needed to change it. It was always fine with me. It is a strange name; that's for sure."
- Dweezil Zappa
(Related: Change, Time, Internet, Name, Will)

"Social Democratic and trade union organs have approved of the illegal invasion of Belgium, of the massacre of suspected guerrillas, as well as their wives and children, as well as the destruction of their homes in various towns and districts."
- Clara Zetkin
(Related: Belgium, Children, Destruction, Trade, Wives)

"Does any one know the number of illegal arms in the country?"
- Khaleda Zia
(Related: Country)