Quotes by legislation

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  • Roland Barthes
    Roland Barthes
    French semiologist 1915-1980
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    Language is legislation, speech is its code. We do not see the power which is in speech because we forget that all speech is a classification, and that all classifications are oppressive.
  • Andrew Johnson
    Andrew Johnson
    American politician and 17th US president 1808-1875
    Andrew Johnson
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    Legislation can neither be wise nor just which seeks the welfare of a single interest at the expense and to the injury of many and varied interests.
  • Cass Sunstein
    Cass Sunstein
    American legal scholar 1954-
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    Many progressives understand Scalia, and other conservative judges, in crassly political terms - as opponents of affirmative action, abortion, gun control, and campaign finance legislation. But what Scalia cared most about was clear, predictable rules, laid down in advance.
  • Louis D. Brandeis
    Louis D. Brandeis
    American lawyer and associate justice on the Supreme Court 1856-1941
    Louis D. Brandeis
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    Nearly all legislation involves a weighing of public needs as against private desires; and likewise a weighing of relative social values.
  • Carol Bellamy
    Carol Bellamy
    American nonprofit executive 1942-
    Carol Bellamy
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    New legislation has just been adopted by the International Labour Organization on the Worst Forms of Child Labor, such as bonded labour, prostitution and hazardous work.
  • Bob Beauprez
    Bob Beauprez
    American politician and member 1948-
    Bob Beauprez
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    Obama broke his no-new-taxes pledge 15 days after he took office when he signed legislation on Feb. 4, 2009 raising the tax on cigarettes 158 percent - 62 cents per pack.
  • James Fenimore Cooper
    James Fenimore Cooper
    American writer 1789-1851
    James Fenimore Cooper
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    Party leads to vicious, corrupt and unprofitable legislation, for the sole purpose of defeating party.
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
    Abraham Lincoln
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    Prohibition goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation and makes crimes out of things that are not crimes.
  • Bobby Seale
    Bobby Seale
    American political activist 1936-
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    Revolution is about the need to re-evolve political, economic and social justice and power back into the hands of the people, preferably through legislation and policies that make human sense. That's what revolution is about. Revolution is not about shootouts.
  • J. Bentham
    J. Bentham
    English philosopher and jurist 1748-1832
    J. Bentham
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    The greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals and legislation.
  • Bill McCollum
    Bill McCollum
    American lawyer and politician 1944-
    Bill McCollum
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    The health care reform legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives last night clearly violates the U.S. Constitution and infringes on each state's sovereignty.
  • Bruce Jackson
    Bruce Jackson
    American folklorist, documentary filmmaker and writer 1936-
    Bruce Jackson
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    The U.S. government has in recent years fought what it termed wars against AIDs, drug abuse, poverty, illiteracy and terrorism. Each of those wars has budgets, legislation, offices, officials, letterhead - everything necessary in a bureaucracy to tell you something is real.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    The wise know that foolish legislation is a rope of sand, which perishes in the twisting.
  • Bill Frist
    Bill Frist
    American physician, businessman and politician 1952-
    Bill Frist
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    This legislation confronts the human truth that the need for clean water knows no borders, and proper management and intervention can be a currency for peace and international cooperation.
  • Bob Ney
    Bob Ney
    American politician 1954-
    Bob Ney
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    This week I was proud to join with my colleagues to help pass two important, common-sense pieces of legislation that will limit the frivolous lawsuits by trial attorneys and personal injury lawyers that clog our courts and hurt our small businesses.
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