Quotes by Arlen Specter

Arlen Specter

American lawyer, author, and politician

Alive from: 1930-2012

Category: Politics | Writers (Contemporary)

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    American credibility in the war on terrorism depends on a strong stand against all terrorist acts, whether committed by foe or friend.
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    As a matter of traditional and sound constitutional doctrine, an amendment to the Constitution should be the last resort when all other measures have proved inadequate.
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    As I think through the issue of funding the rebuilding of Iraq, I think about the analogy of a bankruptcy proceeding. There is no doubt that Iraq as a country is bankrupt.
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    But one way or another, judges perform a very vital function in our society. They have a risky job and they are entitled to security.
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    Effective security measures do not come cheap.
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    Heart disease continues to be the number one killer; cancer, the number 2 killer, not far behind. The tragic aspect of these deadly diseases is that they could all be cured, I do believe, if we had sufficient funding.
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    I have not taken a position on that nuclear option. My view is I'm not going to do anything until I come to that bridge. I'm not going to jump off the bridge until I come to it.
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    I must say I am not pleased to have to arrange the Senate schedule around the availability of Senators who are running for President.
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    If we had pursued what President Nixon declared in 1970 as the war on cancer, we would have cured many strains. I think Jack Kemp would be alive today. And that research has saved or prolonged many lives, including mine.
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    If you are going to have to play defense all the time, you cannot have the kind of ingenuity, assertiveness, independence, and intelligence which is what has made our country strong.
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    Strong advocacy for education, health care and worker safety will be indispensable if they are to get their fair share of President Bush's austere budget for the next fiscal year.
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    The essence of a democracy is a free electorate.
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    The fundamental purpose of government is to protect its citizens.
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    There is no doubt that our nation's security and defeating terrorism trump all other priorities.
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    Voting is fundamental in our democracy. It has yielded enormous returns.
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