Quotes containing word "rights"

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Featured authors with quotes containing word "rights"

Gerrit Smith
7 quotes about rights
American Politician
Monday 6 March 1797 - Monday 28 December 1874
Ayn Rand
6 quotes about rights
Russian Writer, Philosopher, Novelist, Playwright
Thursday 2 February 1905 - Saturday 6 March 1982
Auberon Herbert
3 quotes about rights
English Writer, Philosopher
Monday 18 June 1838 - Monday 5 November 1906
Rene Cassin
6 quotes about rights
French Judge
Wednesday 5 October 1887 - Friday 20 February 1976
Rick Santorum
2 quotes about rights
American Author, Politician
Born Saturday 10 May 1958
Shirin Ebadi
7 quotes about rights
Iranian Activist, Lawyer, Judge
Born Saturday 21 June 1947
Roy Moore
5 quotes about rights
American Politician, Judge
Born Tuesday 11 February 1947
Thomas Jefferson
6 quotes about rights
American President, Author
Saturday 13 April 1743 - Tuesday 4 July 1826
Jimmy Carter
4 quotes about rights
American President, Politician
Born Wednesday 1 October 1924
Carol Bellamy
5 quotes about rights
American Educator, Director
Born Wednesday 14 January 1942
Marco Rubio
5 quotes about rights
American Politician, Speaker
Born Friday 28 May 1971
Barbara Boxer
4 quotes about rights
American Politician
Born Monday 11 November 1940

But look what happens when the government gives you rights. When the government gives you rights, unlike when God gives you rights, the government can take them away. When government gives you rights, the government can tell you how to exercise those rights.

Rick Santorum

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The Framers of the Bill of Rights did not purport to "create" rights. Rather, they designed the Bill of Rights to prohibit our Government from infringing rights and liberties presumed to be preexisting.

William J. Brennan, Jr.

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How, then, can the rights of three men exceed the rights of two men? In what possible way can the rights of three men absorb the rights of two men, and make them as if they had never existed.

Auberon Herbert

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The rights of the weak are not weaker rights, but are completely equal to the rights of the strong.

Dionigi Tettamanzi

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The very purpose of the Bill of Rights and the Constitution is to protect minority rights against majority voters. Every court decision that strikes down discriminatory legislation, including past Supreme Court decisions, affirming the fundamental rights to marry the person you love, overrules a majority decision.

David Boies

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It was the best route to get folks to understand segregation fast. Civil rights and women's rights had a clear history. Making the transition to rights for people with disabilities became easier because we had the history of the other two.

Major Owens

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But today, government is taking those rights from us, pretending that it gives us our rights. Indeed, those rights come from God, and it was recognized throughout our history as such.

Roy Moore

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Both free speech rights and property rights belong legally to individuals, but their real function is social, to benefit vast numbers of people who do not themselves exercise these rights.

Thomas Sowell

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And what sort of philosophical doctrine is thi - that numbers confer unlimited rights, that they take from some persons all rights over themselves, and vest these rights in others.

Auberon Herbert

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Positive rights are the right to shelter, the right to education, the right to health care, the right to a living wage. These things are - these are, I would call them, more properly, political rights rather than positive rights. And they are extremely tricky, because now we are dealing with things that are zero sum.

P. J. O'Rourke

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Human rights are not a privilege granted by the few, they are a liberty entitled to all, and human rights, by definition, include the rights of all humans, those in the dawn of life, the dusk of life, or the shadows of life.

Kay Granger

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Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual).

Ayn Rand

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The dichotomy between personal liberties and property rights is a false one. Property does not have rights. People have rights.

Potter Stewart

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In 'The General Strike,' we celebrate those who bring a new vision for the world to the table. People who stand for workers rights, human rights, a just representative political system, and a new mode of doing business where sustainability is the norm not the exception.

Justin Sane

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It proved easier to buy the farm to get the mineral rights than to buy the coal rights alone.

Orville Redenbacher

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The idea is that the state doesn't have rights to limit individuals' wants and passions. I disagree with that. I think we absolutely have rights because there are consequences to letting people live out whatever wants or passions they desire.

Rick Santorum

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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

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The rights of democracy are not reserved for a select group within society, they are the rights of all the people.

Olof Palme

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Women have always been at the forefront of progressive movements. Women can be depended on when you need bodies in the streets for women's rights and human rights.

Martha Plimpton

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I don't have any doubts either about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Perhaps some more should be added to the list, but I don't have the slightest doubt about human rights.

Antonio Tabucchi

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