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Barbara Boxer Quotes


United States Senator from California and a member of the Democratic Party.
(1940 - )

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Americans have long recognized the need to protect our public lands and their vast resources.
 

Could you say 'senator' instead of 'ma'am? It's just a thing. I worked so hard to get that title. I'd appreciate it.
 

Even if I have to stand alone, I will not be afraid to stand alone. I'm going to fight for you. I'm going to fight for what's right. I'm going to fight to hold people accountable.
 

Every citizen of this country should be guaranteed that their vote matters, that their vote is counted, and that in the voting booth, their vote has a much weight as that of any CEO, any member of Congress, or any President.
 

For the sake of the troops, for the love of the troops, we must not add yet another casualty to this war. We must not let truth be a casualty of this war.
 

I am sure that every one of my colleagues - Democrat, Republican, and Independent - agrees with that statement. That in the voting booth, every one is equal.
 

I think Democrats are right. We fight for the American dream, for the environment, for privacy rights, a woman's right to choose, a good public education system.
 

I was a stock broker once. I think there is an absolute place for market investments. But they should never be the basis of one's retirement. They should be an additional piece on top of a basic, secure, guaranteed retirement benefit.
 

I would love to see a march on Washington that says 'Save our Social Security'.
 

I would not run for president. I really like what I'm doing now. People say I'm giving them energy and hope.
 

If we turn our back on the people of this country who need to work for a living, we shouldn't be here, to be honest, because that has to be an essential part of what we do to protect the country, from the standpoint of defense, protect workers and make sure they have jobs.
 

If you don't move to protect copyright, if you don't move to protect our children, it's not going to sit well.
 

Iraq made commitments after the Gulf War to completely dismantle all weapons of mass destruction, and unfortunately, Iraq has not lived up to its agreement.
 

It is in Saudi Arabia's best interest to allow women to fully participate in its society, and this includes the right to vote and run for office.
 

Law enforcement officers are never 'off duty.' They are dedicated public servants who are sworn to protect public safety at any time and place that the peace is threatened. They need all the help that they can get.
 

Medical professionals, not insurance company bureaucrats, should be making health care decisions.
 

More than anything, I think as our country matures, we recognize that women deserve to be treated with respect and dignity.
 

Our democracy is the centerpiece of who we are as a nation. And it is the fondest hope of all Americans that we can help bring democracy to every corner of the world.
 

President Bush in his inaugural address talked about bringing freedom to countries that don't have it. He didn't specify how.
 

Really, life is complicated enough without having a bunch of Senators deciding what we should do in the privacy of our own homes.
 


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