Trent Lott

(Chester Trent Lott Sr.)

Trent Lott
Trent Lott
  • Born: October 9, 1941
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician









Chester Trent Lott Sr. is an American politician and author. A former United States Senator from Mississippi, Lott served in numerous leadership positions in both the United States House of Representatives and the Senate. He entered Congress as one of the first of a wave of Republicans winning seats in Southern states that had been solidly Democratic. He became Senate Majority Leader, then stepped down from power after praising Strom Thurmond's 1948 segregationist Dixiecrat presidential bid.

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I’ve always been a little nervous about the Fed. Quite frankly, I’m a little nervous about the degree of their independence. Intergovernmental Relations
Solar power will solve all our problems. How much money have we blown on that? This is the hippies' program from the seventies and they're still pushing this stuff. Energy
That is the way it is in America and it is what makes us a great nation. True leaders must handle difficult situations or have competent people who handle those situations. Sources did give information of a general nature to the Administration and it is obvious that an attack still occurred. This is a more 'impeachable' offense than what was brought before the Congress. Fortunately, George W. Bush will in just a few days become our President. I can assure you that such situations will not be mishandled by his Administration. However general the information might be, the President-elect will act with authority to prevent such tragedies Terrorism
The filibuster of federal district and circuit judges cannot stand. ... It's bad for the institution. It's wrong. It's not supportable under the Constitution. And if they insist on persisting with these filibusters, I'm perfectly prepared to blow the place up. Legislating & Legislative Process
Why do Sunnis kill Shiites? How do they tell the difference? They all look the same to me. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes ;Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
A poor choice of words conveyed to some the impression that I embrace the discarded policies of the past. Nothing could be further from the truth, and I apologize to anyone who was offended by my statement. Truth
Freedom is never easily won, but once established, freedom lasts, spreads and chokes out tyranny. Freedom & Liberty
I want to say this about my state. When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We're proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn't have had all these problems over all these years either.
I'm not a fan of Secretary Rumsfeld. I don't think he listens enough to his uniformed officers.
Most Americans in both red and blue states reject and resent the message being sent by Hollywood and some in the media that values are subjective, to be defined by the individual and not by God. Religion & God
Racial discrimination does not always violate public policy.
The highly motivated young people who comprise the backbone of our military force truly are taking their place as one of America's greatest generations.
The platform we had in Dallas, the 1984 Republican platform, all the ideas we supported there - from tax policy, to foreign policy; from individual rights, to neighborhood security - are things that Jefferson Davis and his people believed in.
The vision of a nation formed from many different peoples bound together by a common love of freedom was staked out long before our lifetimes or even our parents' or grandparents' lifetimes. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Freedom & Liberty
We cannot forget the little things we take for granted in America that remain the disdain of dictators and terrorists throughout the world.
While it may take generations of nurturing, nations founded on and grounded in freedom will eventually overcome and prosper. Once free, folks rarely accept anything less, and that includes Iraqis. Freedom & Liberty