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Robert Byrd Quotes





And the president is all wrong when he maintains that a nominee should have an up-or-down vote. The Constitution doesn't say that. The Constitution doesn't say that that nominee shall have any vote at all. There doesn't have to even be a vote.
 

Congress is not an ATM.
 

Hitler never abandoned the cloak of legality; he recognized the enormous psychological value of having the law on his side. Instead, he turned the law inside out and made illegality legal.
 

Is it any wonder, why the approval ratings of the Congress go up every time we go into recess?
 

It is money, money, money! Not ideas, not principles, but money that reigns supreme in American politics.
 

Mission accomplished? The mission in Iraq, as laid out by President Bush and Vice President Cheney, has failed.
[Accomplished]
 

One's family is the most important thing in life. I look at it this way: One of these days I'll be over in a hospital somewhere with four walls around me. And the only people who'll be with me will be my family.
 

Our ideals of freedom, set forth and realized in our Constitution, are our greatest export to the world.
 

That's what the Senate is about. It's the last bastion of minority rights, where a minority can be heard, where a minority can stand on its feet, one individual if necessary, and speak until he falls into the dust.
 

The money the president wants to borrow for Iraq will come directly out of the American taxpayer wallets in the form of Medicare and Social Security receipts. That's your money.
 

The ongoing strife in Iraq, and the billions of dollars that the President is seeking to continue that war, give me little comfort that this Administration has learned from its mistakes in Iraq.
 

This war is not necessary. We are truly sleepwalking through history.
 

To contemplate war is to think about the most horrible of human experiences.
 

We, unlike Nazi Germany or Mussolini's Italy, have never stopped being a nation of laws, not of men. But witness how men with motives and a majority can manipulate law to cruel and unjust ends.