John Conyers quotes

  • I am a Korean War veteran. I support our troops as much as anyone in this body, but I do so by advocating redeployment out of Iraq as soon as it can be safely done.
    -- John Conyers

    #War #Iraq #Support

  • It's not enough for women to speak out on the issue - for the message to be strong and consistent, women's voices must be backed up by men's.
    -- John Conyers

    #Strong #Men #Issues

  • According to recent opinion polls, a large majority of Iraqis believe that the U.S. military has no intention to leave Iraq, and that it would stay even is asked by the Iraqi government to leave.
    -- John Conyers

    #Military #Believe #Government

  • The American taxpayers should not have to send one more penny on the Administration's Iraq misadventure. Let's give our troops the supplies they need to get out of Iraq safely. Let's bring our troops home.
    -- John Conyers

    #Home #Iraq #Giving

  • Journalists become candidates for cardiac arrest when they see or hear an African American disagreeing with an African American. We would become inauthentic if we did not have disagreements with this president.
    -- John Conyers

    #African American #President #Journalist

  • In this most powerful nation in the world, lack of access to health care should not force local and state governments, companies and workers into bankruptcy, while causing unnecessary illness and hospitalization.
    -- John Conyers

    #Powerful #Government #World

  • Stealing has always been a way of redistributing wealth.
    -- John Conyers

    #Punishment #Way #Wealth

  • For decades, the violence in the Middle East has claimed a multitude of innocent civilian victims: Men, women and children, Arab and Israeli.
    -- John Conyers

    #Children #Men #Middle East

  • I love these members, they get up and say, 'Read the bill ... What good is reading the bill if it's a thousand pages and you don't have two days and two lawyers to find out what it means after you read the bill?'
    -- John Conyers

    #Stupid #Reading #Mean

  • If we want to build the Iraqis' confidence about our intentions in their country, if we want to stop adding fuel to the fire of insurgency and terrorism, we must clarify our intent.
    -- John Conyers

    #Country #Fire #Fuel

  • Our system of private health insurance that fails to provide coverage to so many of our citizens also contributes to the double-digit health care inflation that is making America less competitive in the global economy.
    -- John Conyers

    #America #Care #Citizens

  • Global Family Day provides a way in which every man, woman, and child in the United States can help to reduce suffering at home, repair our damaged image abroad, and help us remember that in the end, all people belong to the same human family.
    -- John Conyers

    #Children #Home #Men

  • Too many of my constituents, like many other hard working Americans across the country, are suffering unnecessarily due to our flawed health care system.
    -- John Conyers

    #Country #Hard Work #Suffering

  • There is no better illustration of that crisis than the fact that the president is openly violating our nation's laws by authorizing the NSA to engage in warrantless surveillance of U.S. citizens.
    -- John Conyers

    #Illustration #Law #Nsa

  • When it comes to civilian deaths, violent hostilities play no favorites.
    -- John Conyers

    #Play #Violent #Hostility

  • The time is now for Congress to address health care in America.
    -- John Conyers

    #America #Care #Addresses

  • The Republicans have chosen to neglect young Americans who need assistance with the costs of higher education.
    -- John Conyers

    #Needs #Cost #Republican

  • Some of the ideas that come from the fringe of the far right are just so implausible that it is hard to take those ideas seriously.
    -- John Conyers

    #Ideas #Fringe

  • The presence of American troops is fueling the insurgency in Iraq, as acknowledged by General Casey and numerous other experts, and is helping terrorist recruiters build their numbers across the globe.
    -- John Conyers

    #Iraq #Numbers #Troops

  • A day of peace and sharing can lead to greater understanding and cooperation among political parties, faith groups, and people of different races and economic class.
    -- John Conyers

    #Peace #Party #Race

  • We all have families who are longing for peace in the world and an end to the suffering caused by poverty, disease, and hunger. Untold numbers of our friends, our neighbors, our parents, and our children, are hoping that there is more understanding, more generosity, more genuine friendship, and more caring among people of all faiths and cultures.
    -- John Conyers

    #Family #Children #Caring

  • Just as outlawing alcohol did not work in the 1920s, current attempts to prohibit online gambling will not work, either.
    -- John Conyers

    #Gambling #Alcohol #Online

  • Back in 1792, Dr. Benjamin Banneker, the famed African-American inventor and scientist in Washington, proposed a Department of Peace for the new Nation to his friends George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. His prophetic suggestion was not implemented; but now, more than 200 years later, the need for a Peace Department is too compelling to ignore.
    -- John Conyers

    #Years #African American #Suggestions

  • The news today that Bush has vowed to veto any legislation that reviews the security implications of the Dubai Port World's potential management of our ports is ludicrous and the entire Democratic Party is calling him to task for it.
    -- John Conyers

    #Party #Dubai #Tasks

  • We should not take a Memorial Day recess until we pass a proper memorial for the slain students in Littleton, Colorado, and other school gun tragedies.
    -- John Conyers

    #Memorial Day #School #Gun

  • We all agree that manufacturers have a right to ensure that fake goods are not marketed in their names and that their own goods are not marketed under fake names.
    -- John Conyers

    #Fake People #Names #Goods

  • Custodial education does not have as its objective the education of youth but rather social control over them. It suppresses rather than stimulates their intellectual and physical energies.
    -- John Conyers

    #Justice #Intellectual #Energy

  • None of us condone terrorism in any way, shape, or form, and I believe Hezbollah is a terrorist organization that was, is, and remains a threat to peace in the Mideast, and must be dismantled and disarmed.
    -- John Conyers

    #Believe #Organization #Shapes

  • My friends in the Congress, I have known Coretta King since I went south during the civil rights movement as a lawyer. She was a vibrant, consistent, totally dedicated partner with her husband.
    -- John Conyers

    #Kings #Husband #Rights

  • Violence against judges and threats of violence against Judges is on the rise and it is no laughing matter. When leaders attempt to rationalize this violence, it only makes the problem worse.
    -- John Conyers

    #Laughing #Judging #Leader

  • Once the violence has ceased, the US should immediately call on the World Bank and other international institutions to convene a donors conference to rebuild Lebanon's shattered infrastructure.
    -- John Conyers

    #World #Lebanon #Violence

  • Every few generations there are people who come along that change the way we look at the world, for musical enthusiasts Monk is one of these individuals.
    -- John Conyers

    #People #Musical #Generations

  • The Republicans claim they are for strengthening Pell grants when the truth is that over the last four years, their legislation has done the exact opposite.
    -- John Conyers

    #Years #Opposites #Pell Grants

  • It is distressing to me that we live in an age in which we still must fight to protect our civil rights as Americans, in which a hate crime perpetrated against someone based their sexual orientation can go unpunished, and in which discrimination is being written into our laws.
    -- John Conyers

    #Hate #Fighting #Rights

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