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148 Famous Quotes by Senator John Kerry

Too many people in America believe that if you are pro-choice that means pro-abortion. It doesn't. I don't want abortion. Abortion should be the rarest thing in the world. I am actually personally opposed to abortion. But I don't believe that I have a right to take what is an article of faith to me and legislate it to other people. That's not how it works in America.

Abortion Quotes, by Senator John Kerry

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We believe that what matters most is not narrow appeals masquerading as values, but the shared values that show the true face of America; not narrow values that divide us, but the shared values that unite us: family, faith, hard work, opportunity and responsibility for all, so that every child, every adult, every parent, every worker in America has an equal shot at living up to their God-given potential. That is the American dream and the American value.

American dream Quotes, by Senator John Kerry

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We can no longer allow America’s dependence on foreign oil to compromise our energy security. Instead, we must invest in inventing new ways to power our cars and our economy. I’ll put my faith in American science and ingenuity any day before I depend on Saudi Arabia.

Economy Quotes, by Senator John Kerry

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There is a direct link between the federal tax cut of 2001 and state tax increases in 2003. When the federal government's mistakes force states to raise their taxes, it not only robs Peter to pay Paul, but it hurts hard-working families and it undermines our economy's strength.

Economy Quotes, by Senator John Kerry

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In 22 states parents can’t take kids fishing and eat the fish if they’re lucky enough to catch anything because of mercury. Think about that. In 44% of all river bodies and streams it’s not safe to fish or swim. And yet industrial polluters continue to block legislation that would prevent mercury and MTBE from polluting our water supplies and leaving children with debilitating diseases.

Industrial pollution Quotes, by Senator John Kerry

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It’s hard to believe that in the greatest democracy in the world, we need legislation to prevent the government from writing and paying for the news.

News Quotes, by Senator John Kerry

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Social Security is truly a test of our values as Americans. Social Security is a fundamental promise that lifts half of our seniors out of poverty and helps millions of disabled Americans, widows and orphans. We owe Americans a better debate than we're having today. It's about time we do everything we can to keep the promise of Social Security.

Senior citizens Quotes, by Senator John Kerry

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While we must remain determined to defeat terrorism, it isn't only terrorism we are fighting. It's the beliefs that motivate terrorists. A new ideology of hatred and intolerance has arisen to challenge America and liberal democracy

Terrorism Quotes, by Senator John Kerry

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The world today has a strong democratic core shaped by American ingenuity, sacrifice, and spirit. But on the periphery are many unstable and dangerous places, where terrorists seek to impose a medieval dark age. As we learned so brutally and so personally, we do face a new threat. But we also face a renewed choice - between isolation in a perilous world, which I believe is impossible in any event, and engagement to shape a safer world which is the urgent imperative of our time.

Terrorism Quotes, by Senator John Kerry

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The responsible choice would be to honor those who have worn our nation's uniform, but the administration made a different choice. They're raising veterans' health care fees by $250 a year while cutting taxes for millionaires.

Veterans Quotes, by Senator John Kerry

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I believe that when you know something's going wrong, you make it right. That's what I learned in Vietnam. When I came back from that war I saw that it was wrong. Some people don't like the fact that I stood up to say no, but I did

Vietnam Quotes, by Senator John Kerry

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Someone has to die so that President Nixon won't be, and these are his words, 'the first President to lose a war.

Vietnam Quotes, by Senator John Kerry

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We need to guarantee equal rights and civil rights and say that, here in America, workers have the right to organize - women have the right to choose - and justice belongs to everyone regardless of race or gender or sexual orientation.

Gender equality Quotes, by Senator John Kerry

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Just to make certain that I wasn't missing anything, as we see a lot of people running around talking about the basis for all these values, I went back and reread the New Testament the other day, from one side to the other, and make certain that I hadn't missed anything. You know what? In the three years of Jesus Christ's mission, of his ministry, there is no mention whatsoever — or even a hint — that you ought to be taking health care or educational opportunity away from children in order to give to the richest people in the world. None whatsoever.

Values Quotes, by Senator John Kerry

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In 22 states parents can’t take kids fishing and eat the fish if they’re lucky enough to catch anything because of mercury. Think about that. In 44% of all river bodies and streams it’s not safe to fish or swim. And yet industrial polluters continue to block legislation that would prevent mercury and MTBE from polluting our water supplies and leaving children with debilitating diseases.

Pollution Quotes, by Senator John Kerry

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Still, year after year strong mercury rules fail in Washington under pressure from corporate interests. Why? Not because the risks of mercury poisoning aren’t real. No, lobbyists for the big industries just say they can’t afford to make changes.

Pollution Quotes, by Senator John Kerry

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The truth is, President Bush provides the right rhetoric, but then pursues all the wrong policies.

Rhetoric Quotes, by Senator John Kerry

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I still believe America’s destiny is to become a living testament to what free human beings can accomplish by acting in unity.

Accomplishment Quotes, by Senator John Kerry

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There is no greater breach of the public trust than knowingly misleading the country into war. In a democracy, we simply cannot tolerate the abuse of this trust by the government.

Abuse Quotes, by Senator John Kerry

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When you see Washington consistently turning a blind eye to suffering, don’t sit back and apathetically blame indifference. The loudest voices may be delivering the worst messages today, but history shows that grass-roots energy has the power to change anything when that energy is focused toward justice

Indifference Quotes, by Senator John Kerry

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Every reform needs examples more than advocates

Reform Quotes, by Senator John Kerry

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Our Founding Fathers would shudder to see how easily forces outside the mainstream now seem to effortlessly push some Senate leaders toward conduct the American people don't want from their elected leaders: Abusing power. Inserting the government into our private lives. Injecting religion into debates about public policy. Jumping through hoops to ingratiate themselves to their party’s base, while step by step, day by day, real problems that keep American families up at night fall by the wayside here in Washington.

Abuse of power Quotes, by Senator John Kerry

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There is no greater breach of the public trust than knowingly misleading the country into war. In a democracy, we simply cannot tolerate the abuse of this trust by the government.

Abuse of power Quotes, by Senator John Kerry

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We’re busy exporting Democracy abroad to Afghanistan and Iraq, which is fine, but what we really need to do is a better job at making our Democracy work right here at home.

Afghanistan Quotes, by Senator John Kerry

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When Bush had an opportunity to capture or kill bin Laden, he took his focus off of him, outsourced the job to Afghan warlords and bin Laden escaped.

Afghan warlords Quotes, by Senator John Kerry

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