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quotes from The Catholic University of America alumni

  • "'Obviously, all of us have been influenced by those around us.' - Tom G. Palmer"
  • "'On the other side, I do believe that the rhetoric we are seeing from the Democrats today is unprecedented, is a new low in presidential politics and goes beyond political discourse and amounts to political hate speech.' - Ed Gillespie"
  • "'Obligations may be universal or particular.' - Tom G. Palmer"
  • "'Most Europeans have no idea how wild life can be in north America.' - Tom G. Palmer"
  • "'Major religions are examples of 'noble lies' aimed at uplifting human stature.' - Jack Miller"
  • "'Making love is like hitting a baseball. You just gotta relax and concentrate.' - Susan Sarandon"
  • "'One is that President Clinton, in his first two years of his term, did not govern as he had campaigned.' - Ed Gillespie"
  • "'One must not attempt to justify them, but rather to sense their nature simply and clearly.' - Maureen Dowd"
  • "'Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear to be bright until you hear them speak.' - Brian Williams"
  • "'So I would hope they would develop some kind of habit that involves understanding that their life is so full they can afford to give in all kinds of ways to other people. I consider that to be baseline spirituality.' - Susan Sarandon"
  • "'Requiring military hospitals to perform elective abortions exposes the physicians, the nurses, the military personnel to move against their own personal convictions of life in many cases.' - Rick Renzi"
  • "'Preparing to fight wild fires is only part of the solution, we must be more pro-active and prevent the fires before they start, or reduce their intensity by removing forest waste and fuel build up.' - Rick Renzi"
  • "'Our country stands at a critical point in its history. Our heritage as a nation of immigrants is at stake.' - Roger Cardinal Mahony"
  • "'Our party may have swung too far right at various times.' - Ed Gillespie"
  • "'Libertarians typically argue that particular obligations, at least under normal circumstances, must be created by consent; they cannot be unilaterally imposed by others.' - Tom G. Palmer"
  • "'Libertarians recognize the inevitable pluralism of the modern world and for that reason assert that individual liberty is at least part of the common good.' - Tom G. Palmer"
  • "'It is obvious that different individuals require different things to live good, healthy, and virtuous lives.' - Tom G. Palmer"
  • "'It is precisely because neither individuals nor small groups can be fully self-sufficient that cooperation is necessary to human survival and flourishing.' - Tom G. Palmer"
  • "'It is important that Congress works to promote home ownership in Indian Country. These federal housing funds and programs will help young Native American families to stay on tribal lands in order to live, work and raise a family.' - Rick Renzi"
  • "'It is easier to exemplify values than teach them.' - Theodore Hesburgh"
  • "'It appears fashionable these days, and almost politically correct, to blame hard-working immigrants, especially those from Mexico and Central America, for the social and economic ills of our state and nation.' - Roger Cardinal Mahony"
  • "'It is common for rural hospitals and nursing homes to operate as a single unit in order to take advantage of savings related to cost-sharing of some services and staff.' - Rick Renzi"
  • "'It is the creative potential itself in human beings that is the image of God.' - Mary Daly"
  • "'It is unacceptable that immigrants, including children, are shackled and detained in deplorable conditions. And it is unacceptable that already this year immigrants have died by the dozens in the California desert or in other parts of the Southwest.' - Roger Cardinal Mahony"
  • "'Libertarians argue that no normal adult has the right to impose choices on other normal adults, except in abnormal circumstances, such as when one person finds another unconscious and administers medical assistance or calls an ambulance.' - Tom G. Palmer"
  • "'Libertarians recognize the difference between adults and children, as well as differences between normal adults and adults who are insane or mentally hindered or retarded.' - Tom G. Palmer"
  • "'Last year, I twice voted against the Labor, HHS, and Education Appropriations bill because it did not adequately fund education in general, and Native American programs specifically.' - Rick Renzi"
  • "'Johnny once described our relationship by saying we were as close as two people could be without being married.' - Ed McMahon"
  • "'It seems to me that if Mr. Obama wins the presidential election, then Messrs. Farrakhan, Wright, Ayers and Pfleger will gain power for their need to demoralize this country and help create a socialist America.' - Jon Voight"
  • "'Someone who lies about the little things will lie about the big things too.' - Terry McAuliffe"
  • "'Stem cell research holds enormous promise for easing human suffering, and federal support is critical to its success.' - Tom Harkin"
  • "'What libertarians assert is simply that differences among normal adults do not imply different fundamental rights.' - Tom G. Palmer"
  • "'When you start to develop your powers of empathy and imagination, the whole world opens up to you.' - Susan Sarandon"
  • "'We will look upon the earth and her sister planets as being with us, not for us. One does not rape a sister.' - Mary Daly"
  • "'We stand a chance of getting a president who has probably killed more people before he gets into office than any president in the history of the United States.' - Susan Sarandon"
  • "'We need only look to our Navajo Code Talkers during World War II to see the value that Native languages bring not only to their culture, but to the security of all Americans.' - Rick Renzi"
  • "'We should embrace our immigrant roots and recognize that newcomers to our land are not part of the problem, they are part of the solution.' - Roger Cardinal Mahony"
  • "'With respect to Holy Communion, it is up to the communicant to decide whether they are in a state of grace and worthy to receive the Eucharist. Each one of us makes that decision.' - Roger Cardinal Mahony"
  • "'Women have had the power of naming stolen from us.' - Mary Daly"
  • "'You can grow without destroying the things that you love.' - Ed McMahon"
  • "'You start where you can get an opportunity, you take everything that you can do to gain entrance. You do the little work and you try to find people who can teach you.' - Jon Voight"
  • "'You are only as good as the coach thinks you are.' - Brian Williams"
  • "'Work is a substitute religious experience for many workaholics.' - Mary Daly"
  • "'Women have more to prove than men when it comes to politics.' - Julie Nixon Eisenhower"
  • "'Wooing the press is an exercise roughly akin to picnicking with a tiger. You might enjoy the meal, but the tiger always eats last.' - Maureen Dowd"
  • "'We must shift the energy policy debate in America with an increased focus on alternative and renewable fuels and Congress must pass meaningful alternative fuels and incentive programs to help move the U.S. away from dependence on foreign oil.' - Rick Renzi"
  • "'Voting is a civic sacrament.' - Theodore Hesburgh"
  • "'The home ownership process for Native Americans has been hobbled by bureaucratic delays and regulations.' - Rick Renzi"
  • "'The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.' - Maureen Dowd"
  • "'The government has become a mechanism for distributing largess, and your census form is your ticket.' - Tom G. Palmer"
  • "'The church also does not condone a broken immigration system in the U.S., one that too easily can lead to the exploitation, abuse and even death of immigrants.' - Roger Cardinal Mahony"
  • "'Television has tremendous power over our lives.' - Julie Nixon Eisenhower"
  • "'The Gulf War was like teenage sex. We got in too soon and out too soon.' - Tom Harkin"
  • "'The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.' - Theodore Hesburgh"
  • "'The nature of our two main political parties has changed in the United States.' - Roger Cardinal Mahony"
  • "'To repeat, communitarians maintain that we are constituted as persons by our particular obligations, and therefore those obligations cannot be a matter of choice.' - Tom G. Palmer"
  • "'Typically, an historic site is considered by the National Park Service to contain a single historical feature, while generally a National Historic Park extends beyond single properties or buildings.' - Rick Renzi"
  • "'To know that once you decide to look at life outside of the narrow limits of just your world and start to understand that you can make a difference in very simple ways - in volunteering and all the way up to bigger world problems.' - Susan Sarandon"
  • "'This lie of political correctness is bringing this country down. You just want to break through it all.' - Jon Voight"
  • "'The reason the government sells the census as your ticket to getting goodies - rather than as your civic duty - is that distributing goodies is now all the government does.' - Tom G. Palmer"
  • "'In this generation, the issue pressing that question on our consciences is the issue of abortion.' - Bob Casey"
  • "'In short, our response as a party should be to work to solve the crises that produce crisis pregnancies, and work to make life worth living for mother and child, rather than victimize the child as a way of dealing with the crisis.' - Bob Casey"
  • "'But there is no obvious reason for holding that some normal adults are entitled to make choices for other normal adults, as paternalists of both left and right believe.' - Tom G. Palmer"
  • "'By and large the United States has been able to resist the temptation to close its doors to the world.' - Roger Cardinal Mahony"
  • "'Before our kids start coming home from Iraq in body bags and women and children start dying in Baghdad, I need to know, what did Iraq do to us?' - Susan Sarandon"
  • "'Because of an adulterous affair I shall leave office in November.' - Jim McGreevey"
  • "'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"
  • "'Basically, women have to prove they are strong at all times. And then when they go on the attack, they have to not appear mean because those women often get the label of being catty.' - Julie Nixon Eisenhower"
  • "'By rejecting abortion-on-demand, we can move our party back to the mainstream.' - Bob Casey"
  • "'Canon law itself says for one case of guilt, a priest can be dismissed from the clerical state. One.' - Roger Cardinal Mahony"
  • "'For almost twenty years, abortion policy in America has been controlled by the courts.' - Bob Casey"
  • "'Frankly, I thought we would have lost the House by now.' - Ed Gillespie"
  • "'Equality of rights means that some people cannot simply impose obligations on others, for the moral agency and rights of those others would then be violated.' - Tom G. Palmer"
  • "'Courage to be is the key to revelatory power of the feminist revolution.' - Mary Daly"
  • "'Celebrity distorts democracy by giving the rich, beautiful, and famous more authority than they deserve.' - Maureen Dowd"
  • "'Children reinvent your world for you.' - Susan Sarandon"
  • "'Anyone who refuses to speak out off campus does not deserve to be listened to on campus.' - Theodore Hesburgh"
  • "'Any man who has ever tried to use political power for the common good has felt an awful sense of powerlessness.' - Bob Casey"
  • "'Abortion is the ultimate violence.' - Bob Casey"
  • "'Abortion on demand has, in my judgment, contributed significantly to an environment in our country in which life has become very cheap.' - Bob Casey"
  • "'Abortion is defended today as a means of ensuring the equality and independence of women, and as a solution to the problems of single parenting, child abuse, and the feminization of poverty.' - Bob Casey"
  • "'Abortion is a question of choice.' - Bob Casey"
  • "'A person starts dying when they stop dreaming.' - Brian Williams"
  • "'A vast abortion industry, generating some half a billion dollars annually, sprang into existence in the wake of Roe and Doe.' - Bob Casey"
  • "'Abortion on demand, throughout the full nine months of a pregnancy, for virtually any reason, became public policy in the United States of America. No other developed democracy had, or has, such a permissive abortion regime.' - Bob Casey"
  • "'Abstraction is a mental process we use when trying to discern what is essential or relevant to a problem; it does not require a belief in abstract entities.' - Tom G. Palmer"
  • "'And so it was interesting for me to find myself very enamored of a Republican president, but Ronald Reagan was someone I thought captured the spirit of America.' - Ed Gillespie"
  • "'Angelina is my daughter and I am always wishing her the best.' - Jon Voight"
  • "'All of us are experts at practicing virtue at a distance.' - Theodore Hesburgh"
  • "'All leaders share something in common. They feel they are the only ones who can do the job.' - Julie Nixon Eisenhower"
  • "'Advocates of unrestricted abortion do not want the public to focus on these undeniable facts of fetal development, but the facts cannot be ignored.' - Bob Casey"
  • "'From the beginning, each human embryo has its own unique genetic identity.' - Bob Casey"
  • "'George W. Bush is not only a great president; he was a great candidate.' - Ed Gillespie"
  • "'I was caught up in the hysteria during the Vietnam era, which was brought about through Marxist propaganda underlying the so-called peace movement.' - Jon Voight"
  • "'I was told I had an overabundance of original sin.' - Susan Sarandon"
  • "'I try to live my life every day in the present, and try not to turn a blind eye to injustice and need.' - Susan Sarandon"
  • "'I think that together the church has learned a lot, and as we know from our own oversight board, the involvement of our wonderful lay leaders has been a real grace.' - Roger Cardinal Mahony"
  • "'I think Karl Rove saw that in George W. Bush early on and understood the impact that he could have on Texas politics and probably on national politics.' - Ed Gillespie"
  • "'I think one of the problems the Democrats have today is that they are an elitist party.' - Ed Gillespie"
  • "'If God is male, then male is God. The divine patriarch castrates women as long as he is allowed to live on in the human imagination.' - Mary Daly"
  • "'If an individual is born with the obligation to obey, who is born with the right to command?' - Tom G. Palmer"
  • "'Immigration should be enforced in a proportional and humane manner.' - Roger Cardinal Mahony"
  • "'In recent years, the choice of drugs on these reservations and throughout my district has been methamphetamines. It has destroyed the rule of law among the reservation people. It is killing our tribal youth in this country.' - Rick Renzi"
  • "'If we can produce more ethanol and bio-diesel to help fuel our vehicles, we will create jobs, boost local economies and produce cleaner burning fuels. This will keep dollars here at home where they can have a positive impact on our economy.' - Rick Renzi"
  • "'If our country is to reach a workable solution to the abortion issue, the Democratic party must be open to and tolerant of opposing views.' - Bob Casey"
  • "'If oil companies were to invest their high profits into alternative fuel research it will help America move toward new forms of energy.' - Rick Renzi"
  • "'I represent more Native Americans than anyone else in Congress.' - Rick Renzi"
  • "'I play a detective, very close to myself actually.' - Jon Voight"
  • "'However, we might oppose it, abortion is a sad feature of modern life.' - Bob Casey"
  • "'I am a gay American.' - Jim McGreevey"
  • "'Honesty is the most single most important factor having a direct bearing on the final success of an individual, corporation, or product.' - Ed McMahon"
  • "'Home ownership is the cornerstone of a strong community.' - Rick Renzi"
  • "'Group personification obscures, rather than illuminates, important political questions.' - Tom G. Palmer"
  • "'Guardians are necessary for children and abnormal adults, because they cannot make responsible choices for themselves.' - Tom G. Palmer"
  • "'I am fairly certain that my abortion position hurt me, because in a Democratic primary, where turnout is relatively low, liberal voters turn out in disproportionately large numbers and thus exercise a disproportionate influence on the outcome.' - Bob Casey"
  • "'I believe there should be no arbitrary date set for withdrawal and yet no permanent, unending deployment. No cut and run, yet measured progress in helping a people who want to be free without an illusion of overnight success.' - Rick Renzi"
  • "'I look forward to being older, when what you look like becomes less and less an issue and what you are is the point.' - Susan Sarandon"
  • "'I personally believe, as church law sets out, that sanctions are an absolute last resort, particularly penal sanctions of depriving people of the sacraments.' - Roger Cardinal Mahony"
  • "'I engaged in an adult consensual affair with another man.' - Jim McGreevey"
  • "'I do not believe the American people are going to confuse hatred for passion.' - Ed Gillespie"
  • "'I come to urge my party to be open to debate and discussion; to move away from a lock-step litmus test which advocates abortion on demand in an effort to reach a broader national consensus.' - Bob Casey"
  • "'A 1990 Gallup poll found that 77 percent of Americans polled said abortion was the taking of human life. I agree, and believe that taking the life on an innocent child is unjust.' - Bob Casey"

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