Quotes by legislators
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Henry David Thoreau
American writer 1817-1862
If we were left solely to the wordy wit of legislators in Congress for our guidance, uncorrected by the seasonal experience and the effectual complaints of the people, America would not long retain her rank among the nations.
William S. Burroughs
American writer and artist 1914-1997
Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact.
American politician and lawyer 1959-
As attorney general, I can either look into it or I can ignore it because they're a bunch of powerful legislators... and I'm afraid they're going to cut my budget.
English politician and philosopher 1729-1797
But when the leaders choose to make themselves bidders at an auction of popularity, their talents, in the construction of the state, will be of no service. They will become flatterers instead of legislators, the instruments, not the guides of the people.Source: Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790)
American legal scholar 1954-
Concerned about re-election, interest-group reactions, the media, or fundraising, many legislators have found it in their interest to refuse to cooperate with members of the opposing party - or to treat them as enemies in some kind of war, in which the whole point is to defeat and humiliate them. But the American people have been the real losers.
In Illinois, where legislators are paid $45,000, plus as much as $10,000 for leadership work, about half are full-time politicians.
In the Illinois State Capitol, in Springfield, farmer-legislators write the agriculture laws.
American football coach and player 1927-
Legislators are interested in their pet projects, getting re-elected, and popularity contests.
American politician 1940-
Legislators have a formal set of responsibilities to work together, but there's no hierarchy.
Benigno Aquino III
Filipino politician 1960-
Let me make it clear: The Disbursement Allocation Program is not pork barrel. Of the DAP releases in 2011 and 2012, only nine percent was disbursed for projects suggested by legislators. The DAP is not theft. Theft is illegal.
Like most other states, Illinois has little regulation of the economic interests of legislators and relies on public disclosure to keep the lawmaking honest.
American businessman and politician 1958-
My job as governor is different from the legislators. They represent their districts. I have to represent all 6.6 million Tennesseans and come to the best decisions I can.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
English poet 1792-1822
Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.
Nigerian poet and novelist 1959-
The acknowledged legislators of the world take the world as given. They dislike mysteries, for mysteries cannot be coded, or legislated, and wonder cannot be made into law. And so these legislators police the accepted frontiers of things.
Benjamin N. Cardozo
American lawyer and jurist 1870-1938
The Constitution overrides a statute, but a statute, if consistent with the Constitution, overrides the law of judges. In this sense, judge-made law is secondary and subordinate to the law that is made by legislators.
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