Dixie Lee Ray

(Dixy Lee Ray)

Dixie Lee Ray
Dixie Lee Ray
  • Born: September 3, 1914
  • Died: January 2, 1994
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician









Dixy Lee Ray was an American scientist and politician who served as the 17th Governor of the U.S. state of Washington. Variously described as idiosyncratic, and "ridiculously smart," she was the state's first female governor and was in office during the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens. She was a supporter of atomic energy.

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A nuclear-power plant is infinitely safer than eating, because 300 people choke to death on food every year. Energy ;Chemical & Biological Weapons & Energy ;Nuclear, Chemical & Biological Weapons & Energy
Beware of averages. The average person has one breast and one testicle. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
He has called for a repeal of the Fifth Amendment as it affects the right of private property.
I do not believe that the government is in any position to say exactly how every single business and every single activity shall reach those performances. Government ;Business, Commerce & Finance
I have confidence in people's basic common sense.
I think people are going to return to sanity when they see how ridiculous many of these charges are, and how the predictions are not borne out.
I was sent there by the Free Congress Committee, headed by Paul Weyrich. Fred Smith and I were sent down as observers, with reporters' credentials, so we could witness the events.
It is not classified as a pagan religion. The so-called New Age activities and this are not called religions and therefore don't come under the prohibition of mingling church and state that we have in this country. Religion & God
It is the press that has taken these charges and accusations and blown them up without any kind of skepticism whatsoever - blown them into realities and treated them as if they were true.
Mankind is considered (by the radical environmentalists) the lowest and the meanest of all species and is blamed for everything. Environment & Environmentalism
No question about that, the radicals are in charge.
Reporters no longer ask for verification, thus they print charges no matter how outlandish they may seem, and once having done that, when the truth comes out, it's buried in the back page or never makes it on the air at all. Truth
The general public has long been divided into two parts those who think science can do anything, and those who are afraid it will. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
The government should set a goal for a clean environment but not mandate how that goal should be implemented. Government ;Environment & Environmentalism
The organic material, as the laws of chemistry state, can neither be created nor destroyed.
The reality is that zero defects in products plus zero pollution plus zero risk on the job is equivalent to maximum growth of government plus zero economic growth plus runaway inflation. Government
There is a deliberate and quite outspoken attack on the whole idea of people owning private property.
They fail to recognize the broad biological principle that organic material is constantly being recycled. Everything has a time of being - a birth, a life span, and a death. Life ;Time ;Death
We need to ask our policy makers and those we elect to office who are supposed to make decisions to give us the evidence of the facts that are behind the decisions that we make. We should be skeptical.
We shouldn't accept things just because somebody says so.
Well tended garden is better than a neglected wood lot.