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Every attempt to make war easy and safe will result in humiliation and disaster. William Tecumseh Sherman
Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built. Abraham Lincoln
The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not sufficient warrant. John Stuart Mill
Every society, all government, and every kind of civil compact therefore, is or ought to be, calculated for the general good and safety of the community. George Mason
Patriotism is an ephemeral motive that scarcely ever outlasts the particular threat to society that aroused it. Denis Diderot
In crises the most daring course is often safest. Henry A. Kissinger
Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe. Frederick Douglass
The Right said, "If we only annex the West Bank, we'll be safe and sound." The Left said, "If we only hand over the West Bank, we'll have peace". The Right said, "Our dead died because of the Left's delusions", while the Left said, "Our dead died because of the Right's fantasies." Rather than face a tragic reality imposed on us from without, we chose to create a simplistic narrative of Right against Left. Ari Shavit
The United States should be devoting a larger percentage of its vast resources to making the world safe for capitalism and democracy ... the proper role of an imperial America is to establish these institutions where they are lacking, if necessary ... by military force. Imposing democracy on all the world's "rogue states" would not push the U. S. Defense budget much above 5 percent of GDP... establishing the rule of law in such countries would pay a long run dividend as their trade revised and expanded. Niall Ferguson
Ralph Nader is the single most effective antagonist of American business. Lewis F. Powell Jr.
I had the feeling after a meeting with company executives that they were at no time wholly frank with me, and this attitude has obtained in all our conferences, etc. regarding this drug. Francis Kelsey
We all lock our doors at night, not because we hate the people outside, but because we love the people inside. Alex Castellanos
Were the workers who sweated to put food on my table paid at least minimum wage? Did they get health benefits? Overtime? Were they unionized? Protected from pesticide exposure? Mark Bittman
The press should form a fortress of steel round the republic. The republic has a right to demand this from journalists. The struggle is not over; the press has a duty to convey this truth to the nation and safeguard its unity. Kemal Ataturk
War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks nothing worth a war, is worse. A man who has nothing which he cares more about than he does about his personal safety is a miserable creature who has no chance at being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself. Paul Belien
A free society is a place where it's safe to be unpopular. Adlai Stevenson
The safety of the people is the first and foremost responsibility of government… We are not as prepared as we should be with our public safety network…. The margin for error is exceedingly and uniquely low. Michael J. Copps
There is a disturbing American tendency to overreact to certain ideological and military factors while overlooking issues of vastly greater relevance to our safety and well being. A civil insurrection in Santo Domingo or Vietnam is dramatic, but what is its significance compared with such quiet challenges as the proliferation of nuclear weapons, the surging of nationalism and social upheavals in the developing world, or the mounting crisis of hunger and population. George McGovern
Too many women believe that abortion is a safety net; abortion is a safety hazard. Mark Green
Unprecedented opportunities for new scientific experience ... Metropolitan Edison Corporation
There is no doubt that terrorism has been a major spur in the public’s yearning for a strong hand to bring order. People see the loss of freedom as a tax that has to be paid for security. And it’s clear that, after the traumas that have occurred, Russians are very willing to pay that price. Sergei Kazyonnov
All the legislation ever secured for the ventilation or safety of mines, factory or workshop is the result of the efforts of organized labor? Samuel Gompers
Ask the widows and orphans of the thousands of men killed annually through the avarice of railroad corporations refusing to avail themselves of modern appliances in coupling and other improvements on their railroads. Inquire from the thousands of women and children whose husbands or fathers were suffocated or crushed in the mines through the rapacious greed of stockholders clamoring for more dividends. Samuel Gompers
There is no elimination of all risks. Michael Griffin
The more developed a nation is, the more complete is the independence of the individual, and the safer the individual from encroachments by another. Dmitry I. Pisarev
Let American cities be bombarded and razed rather than pay a dollar to any foe for their safety. Theodore Roosevelt
I deem it to be of paramount importance for the safety and security of America that all reasonable munitions help be provided for Russia, not only immediately but as long as she continues to fight the Axis Powers effectively. Franklin D. Roosevelt
The Laws ought to be so framed, as to secure the Safety of every Citizen as much as possible. Catherine II
Foolish liberals who are trying to read the 2nd Amendment out of the Constitution by claiming it's not an individual right or that it's too much of a safety hazard don't see the danger of the big picture. They're courting disaster by encouraging others to use this same means to eliminate portions of the Constitution they don't like. Alan Dershowitz
It’s often safer to be in chains than to be free. Franz Kafka
In a bad year in this country, we have 600 people die in airplane crashes. We have 150 die a day in automobiles. Automobile accidents are simply not news. People are not reacting to them, unless you have a phenomenal accident where five or ten people are killed at once, and that will get to be big news. But you've got to concentrate it to produce the news. On the other hand, airplanes, a little bit like nuclear power, have an awesome safety record. And yet, a plane crash where 100 people are killed is news, not just locally but all over the world, quite literally. So the concentration of deaths is very important. Robert Du Pont
Every single Federal mine safety initiative has been written with the blood of miners. Joe Manchin
Marijuana, in its natural form, is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known. It would be unreasonable, arbitrary and capricious for the DEA to continue to stand between those sufferers and the benefits of this substance Francis L. Young
We are not safe. We are safer than we were, but we are not as safe as we could be. Thomas Ken
The safety of the American people has got to be our number one priority. That is our most important problem. Thomas Ken
In terms of responders to a national disaster those first responders must be able to talk to each other…. They are still not able to do so. Lee H. Hamilton
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The safety of the people is the supreme law. Anonymous
The solution to pollution is dilution. Anonymous
Government is instituted for the common good, for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people and not for the profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men. John Adams
What else are we not knowing about, and when didn’t we know it. Sue Bailey
[Industrialists] maim and slaughter workers by thousands. Edward Bellamy
It would seem as if the first duty of society were to protect the ever increasing throng of working women who are entering the industrial world by demanding for them a shorter working day and an adequate wage and by giving them ample opportunities for recreation. Only when we guard working girls from industrial overstrain and from dullness during their leisure hours, will they be able to resist temptation and to properly fulfill the functions which belong to them. When minimum wage boards are established in every state it may be made clear to the community that the economic status may be responsible for the moral and physical dangers to which overworked, underfed and underpaid girls are subjected. Louise de Koven Bowen
The contention that...the Constitution is to be disregarded if it stands in the way of that which is deemed of the public advantage...is destructive of the whole theory upon which our American Commonwealths have been founded. Horace Harmon Lurton
We want kids out in the sunshine, not inside an emergency room. Ann Brown
Early and provident fear is the mother of safety. Edmund Burke
There is no safety for honest men but by believing all possible evil of evil men. Edmund Burke
When it comes to terrorism, the only path to safety is the path to action. George W. Bush
It is better to die once than to be always in fear of death. Julius Caesar
All guns are capable of killing and maiming. It follows that all guns are a threat to public safety. Canadian Supreme Court
Freedom is not safety but opportunity. Zechariah Chafee Jr.
It was mother's day. A lot of policemen were at home with their mothers. Eugene 'Bull' Connor
Assault weapons were designed to only do two things: Kill people and kill them quickly. Gray Davis
… for promoting the liberty, safety, and interest of America. Delaware
Do not agree that any alleged violation exists .... Do not point out any possible/potential problem areas .... Do not volunteer any information. Department of Energy
No civilized society ought to fear for the safety of its children. Maria Echaveste
If I do nothing else, I'm going to make this a safe state. Dianne Feinstein
It's a kind of Russian roulette. Richard P. Feynman
The urgent consideration of the public safety may undoubtedly authorize the violation of every positive law. Edward Gibbon
No nation can ever be safe in the position it holds among nations, however great and however imposing, unless it recognizes those principles of justice and equality which bind together the nations of the world. William E. Gladstone
We cannot continue to trade our children’s lives against the gun industry’s profits…. It is time to stop killing our children. Parris Glendening
There is no safety where there is no strength. William Lloyd Garrison
Most immigrants couldn’t give a hoot about their welfare. These people risk their lives. They want to work. Jacob Hornberger
We are in a downhill slide, the likes of which we have never seen in our business. And the Japs are in the wings ready to eat us up alive. Lee Iacocca
The only safety of the nation lies in a generous and expansive plan of conciliation. Andrew Johnson
John D. Rockefeller is the greatest murderer the nation had ever produced. Mother Jones; Mary Harris Jones
The safety and happiness of society are the objects at which all political institutions aim and to which all such institutions must be sacrificed. James Madison
Though the Indians are acknowledged to have an unquestionable, and heretofore unquestioned right to the lands they occupy … it may well be doubted whether those tribes which reside within the acknowledged boundaries of the United States can, with strict accuracy, be denominated foreign nations….They occupy a territory to which we assert a title independent of their will… they are in a state of pupilage. Their relation to the United States resembles that of a ward to his guardian. They look to our government for protection; rely upon its kindness and its power; appeal to it for relief to their wants; and address the President as their Great Father. They and their country are considered by foreign nations, as well as by ourselves, as being so completely under the sovereignty and dominion of the United States that any attempt to acquire their lands, or to form a political connection with them, would be considered by all as an invasion of our territory and an act of hostility. John Marshall
Disregard for workers' health protection is not what American industry is supposed to be about. Lynn Martin
We recognize incidents of metal illness, and at the same time we stigmatize people who suffer from it or seek help to deal with it. W. Walter Menninger
Let the safety of people be the supreme law Missouri
Government's first responsibility is the safety of its citizens. James P. Moran
You cannot go on today, nor probably tomorrow. The weather reports are not good and it is part of my instructions to assure your safe arrival at your next stop or I shall be liquidated. Muratov
If we must grind up human flesh and bone in the industrial machine called industrial America, we owe protection to them and their widows. John L. Lewis
There is nothing to stop him from making coal mines safe except his lack of desire to do so …. J. A. Krug permitted these men to die by his inaction. John L. Lewis
The nation's coal is stained with blood. John L. Lewis
You suggest that a visit to the place of my nativity [Kentucky] might be pleasant to me. Indeed it would. But would it be safe? Would not the people lynch me? Abraham Lincoln
As symbols of national power representing the people government of the United States, our embassies have become obvious targets for terror. Jane Loeffler
Flying is safer than it has been in a long time. It just doesn't seem that way. Ted Koppel
Perfect security means nobody’s there at all. Sheldon J. Kryss
At a period like the present, when momentous changes are occurring and every hour is preparing new and great events in the political world, when a spirit of war is prevalent in almost every nation with whose affairs the interests of the United States have any connection, unsafe and precarious would be our situation were we to neglect the means of maintaining our just rights. John Adams
Your words and promises are fair, but because they are new to us, and of uncertain import, I cannot consent to them so far as to forsake that which I have so long observed with the whole English nation. But because you are come from far as strangers into my kingdom, and, as I conceive, are desirous to impart to us those things which you believe to be true, and most beneficial, we desire not to harm you, but will give you favorable entertainment, and take care to supply you with all things necessary to your sustenance; nor do we forbid you to preach and gain as many as you can to your religion. Ethelbert
Banning guns addresses a fundamental right of all Americans to feel safe Dianne Feinstein
If there are American people coming to the well-protected Tripoli, they wish to be, by your carefulness, honored [and free] from all disagreements as are, Indeed, all the [Christian] nations, so that nobody molests them and no injury befalls them; and likewise people from Tripoli, if they proceed to the country of the Americans, they shall be honored, elevated upon the heads, nobody molesting or hindering them until they travel [homeward] in good state and prosperity. Hassan III; Hassan Pasha
A safe-conduct or passport contains a pledge of the public faith, that it shall be duly respected, and the observance of this duty is essential to the character of the government which grants it. James Kent
Nations are at liberty to use their own resources in such manner, and to apply them to such purposes as they may deem best, provided they do not violate the perfect rights of other nations, nor endanger their safety, nor infringe the indispensable duties of humanity James Kent
Every nation has an undoubted right to provide for its own safety, and to take due precaution against distant as well as impending danger. The right of self-preservation is paramount to all other considerations James Kent
I am convinced that if something isn’t done to give the Negroes a new sense of hope and a sense of protection, there is a danger that we will face the danger that will lead to the worst race rioting we’ve ever seen in this country. I think it’s just at that point. Martin Luther King Jr.
The only safe way to destroy an enemy is to make him your friend. Abraham Lincoln
The said United Colonies for themselves and their posterities do jointly and severally hereby enter into a firm and perpetual league of friendship and amity for offence and defense, mutual advice and succor upon all just occasions both for preserving and propagating the truth and liberties of the Gospel and for their own mutual safety and welfare … New England
That the several colonies before mentioned do meet once a year, and oftener if need be during the war, and at least once in two years in times of peace, by their stated and appointed deputies, to debate and resolve of such measures as are most advisable for their better understanding and the public tranquility and safety…. That their business shall be to hear and adjust all matters of complaint or difference between province and province. As, 1st, where persons quit their own province and go to another, that they may avoid their just debts, though they be able to pay them; 2nd, where offenders fly justice, or justice cannot well be had upon such offenders in the provinces that entertain them; 3rd, to prevent or cure injuries in point of commerce; 4th, to consider the ways and means to support the union and safety of these provinces against the public enemies. In which congress the quotas of men and charges will be much easier and more equally set than it is possible for any establishment made here to do; for the provinces, knowing their own condition and one another's, can debate that matter with more freedom and satisfaction, and better adjust and balance their affairs in all respects for their common safety. William Penn
Because tyrants never stop worrying about the loyalty of their militaries, they often establish ruling-party militias to act as personal guarantors of their safety in the event of assassination or coup attempts. Samantha Power
The Three Mile Island Report to President Carter, if published in its entirety, would have destroyed the civilian nuclear power industry because the accident at Three Mile Island was infinitely more dangerous than was ever made public. Hyman Rickover
We have more and more toys being made abroad with a large proportion contaminated by lead….The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission has exactly one toy inspector … and the Director of the agency says that she doesn’t need any more resources. Diana DeGette
Are the welfare and safety of the whole body politic anything else than the welfare and safety of all its individual members? William H. Seward
The number of negroes do extremely increase in this Province, and through the afflicting providence of God, the whites do not proportionably multiply, by reason whereof, the safety of the said province is greatly endangered South Carolina
The whitewashing of windows can provide very effective protection against fire resulting from the heat-flash from nuclear explosions. William Whitelaw
While we must, by all available means, prevent the overthrow of the government, we should avoid planting and cultivating too many thorns in the bosom of society. Abraham Lincoln
Listen, we’re making good progress in Iraq. Sometimes its hard to tell it when you listen to the filter. George W. Bush
A danger foreseen is half-avoided. Cheyenne Tribe
How does it feel to know that the man you elected to lead us after we were attacked went ahead and put a guy in charge of FEMA whose main qualification was that he ran horse shows? That's right. Horse shows. I really want to know -- and I ask you this in all sincerity and with all due respect -- how do you feel about the utter contempt Mr. Bush has shown for your safety? Michael Moore
The safety and security of the nation depends more so than ever before on intelligence. Stansfield Turner
No pound of coal is worth getting hurt over. Bob Murray
The U.S. public is more likely to sour on a conflict when it sees the military losing blood, not treasure. So to keep up our staying power, our skill in hunting and killing our foes has to be matched by our care in concealing and protecting our troops. Three particularly obvious requirements are body armor, mine-resistant vehicles, and telescopic and night sights for every weapon. But these things are expensive for a military that has historically been enamored of big-ticket items such as fighter planes, ships and missiles. Wesley Clark
At the end, governance is reflected in what is delivered to people. If you have a good trade agreement, for example, hopefully that will reduce prices and help exports…. I have no opinion about who is better or worse. I am not a politician. I am not in politics. I'm just a citizen. It is interesting for me to know who is doing better than the others. …We all have our perceptions. I go to visit a country, I end up in a five-star hotel in a nice city and I'm driven there and taken back and I say, ‘Wow, this is a wonderful country, it's safe.’ But I've been looked after. Is the country really safe? How do we get the facts away from perception? Mo Ibrahim
This great palladium of national safety… George Mason
… prepare in time an asylum for mankind. Thomas Paine
Nuclear materials are not as safe as nuclear weapons …. The nuclear materials which are received after dismantling nuclear weapons are not as secure. Alexey Arbatov
Whenever, and so often as in future, necessity or occasion shall arise for the election of a king of the Romans and prospective emperor and the prince electors, according to ancient and laudable custom, are obliged to journey to such election, each prince elector, if, and whenever, he is called upon to do this, shall be bound to escort any of his fellow prince electors or the envoys whom they shall send to this election through his lands, territories and districts, and even as much beyond them as he shall be able; and to lend them escort without guile on their way to the city in which such election is to be held, and also in returning from it. Charles IV
Those greatly err who think that penalties are established only to punish crime. I hold that this is the least of the fruits which accrue there from to the state. For the greatest and the chief is the appeasing of the wrath of God, especially if the crime is directly against the majesty of God … strike awe into some by the punishment of others, to preserve some from being infected by others, to diminish the number of evil-doers, to make secure the life of the well-disposed Jean Bodin
the parson, vicar, or curate, and parishioners of every parish within this realm, shall in their churches and chapels keep one book or register, wherein they shall write the day and year of every wedding, christening, and burial made within their parish for their time, and so every man succeeding them likewise; and also therein shall write every person's name that shall be so wedded, christened, and buried. And for the safe keeping of the same book, the parish shall be bound to provide of their common charges one sure coffer, with two locks and keys, whereof the one to remain with the parson, vicar, or curate, and the other with the wardens of every parish church or chapel, wherein the said book shall be laid up Elizabeth I
The citizen must be also a soldier and armed. The system of civil society is never safe from revolution and the shocks of sudden conspiracies, unless associated with and fortified by an equally vigorous discipline of its physical power. William Gilpin
If America wants to make the world safe for democracy, then she had better make democracy safe in America. Emma Goldman
The urgent moral priority of our time is to dismantle the warfare state, disarm the nukes, roll back the empire from every corner of the globe. We want to live in a country even a crazy man can head and not have it be dangerous for us or the world. Lew Rockwell; Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr.
The Pioneer has before declared that our only safety depends upon the total extermination of the Indians. Having wronged them for centuries we had better, in order to protect our civilization, follow it up by one more wrong and wipe these untamed and untamable creatures from the face of the earth. In this lies future safety for our settlers and the soldiers who are under incompetent commands. Otherwise, we may expect future years to be as full of trouble with the redskins as those have been in the past. . L. Frank Baum
Sanitary laws, pure food laws, and laws determining conditions of labor which individuals are powerless to determine for themselves are intimate parts of the very business of justice and legal efficiency. Woodrow Wilson
We have been proud of our industrial achievements, but we have not hitherto stopped thoughtfully enough to count the human cost Woodrow Wilson
Per Sr. Mgmt request, these data should not see the light of day to anyone outside of GSK. Martin Freed
It doesn’t keep us safe and it doesn’t keep us free if we give up our liberties to the government. Andrew Paolo Napolitano
Appreciate the signal and manifold mercies…the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we enjoy, and the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness…for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; that we must unite in humbly offering our supplications to pardon our national and other transgressions, to enable us to perform our duties properly and punctually, to render our national government a blessing to all people by constantly being a government of wise, just and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed. George Washington
Every German woman and child killed is a contribution to the future safety and happiness of Europe. Gerald Brenan
There is a general rule, which includes all the duties of a sovereign, and by which he may easily judge how to proceed under every circumstance. Let the safety of the people be the supreme law. Jean-Jacques Burlamaqui
I think we have to get rid of nuclear weapons. The idea that somehow by having nuclear weapons you make the world a safer place is essentially insane. Dennis Kucinich
If there is to be peace in our industrial life, let the employer recognize his obligation to his employees John L. Lewis
DuPont had the idea there was nobody in the universe who could tell them anything. John S. Herrington
The facts will take us where the facts will take us. James E. Hall
When people are involved, accidents will happen…. You don’t want to drink frack fluid. Aubrey McClendon
What is not a risk with a parts-per-billion test can always be exposed to a parts-per-trillion examination. If rats cope with .the heaviest dose of a chemical that can be soaked into their food and water, you can always gavage them. Or try mice or rabbits. Again, the only stopping rule is discovery of the sought-for effect, or exhaustion of the investigator (or his funds). Many of the risk assessment procedures used today are logically indistinguishable from those used by the Inquisition. William C. Clark
Airbags are a lot of baloney, no matter what Allstate says or no matter what the DOT says. Henry Ford II
It is impossible to build Europe on only deregulation... Europe is much more than the creation of an internal market abolishing barriers to the free movement of goods services and investment...The internal market should be designed to benefit each and every citizen of the Community. It is therefore necessary to improve workers' living and working conditions, and to provide better protection for their health and safety at work... Jacques Delors
Why are you calling it a failure rate at this airport. Why not say success rate? James Loy
In this shrinking world, it is futile to seek safety behind geographical barriers. Harry S Truman
People who worry about genetically modified food, a technology which has been tested and proven safe, talk to each other on cell phones which have not been tested and proven safe. Michael Crichton
People will spend vastly more to get what they regard as 100 percent safety than they will for 95 percent or 90 percent safety. It’s irrational of course. Michael Crichton
We cannot measure our safety in terms of miles on a map any more. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Keep your weapons pointed down. This is not Iraq. Russel Honore
…freedom of expression cannot be suppressed on account of threat of demonstration and processions or threat of violence. That would tantamount to negation of the rule of law and a surrender to blackmail and intimidation. It is the duty of the State to protect the freedom of expression since it is a liberty guaranteed against the State. The State cannot plead its inability to handle the hostile audience problem. It is its obligatory duty to prevent it and protect the freedom of expression K. J. Shetty
No matter how much women prefer to lean, to be protected and supported, nor how much men desire to have them do so, they must make the voyage of life alone, and for safety in an emergency they must know something of the laws of navigation. Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Regulation is useful and proper, when aimed at the prevention of fraud or contrivance, manifestly injurious to other kinds of production, or to the public safety, and not at prescribing the nature of the products and the methods of fabrication Jean-Baptiste Say
Several of my young acquaintances are in their graves who gave promise of making happy and useful citizens and there is no question whatever that cigarettes alone were the cause of their destruction. Luther Burbank
When a country harbors or assists terrorists, that nation forfeits its sovereignty. Joseph R. Biden Jr.
In 1896 one out of every 11 steel workers would die on the job. Patrick Reams
A new generation of doctors, who have never seen a woman die from a septic abortion or been haunted by the suicide of a patient denied help, are increasingly reluctant to terminate pregnancies. Only 12 percent of medical schools teach first-trimester abortion as a routine aspect of gynecology. Katha Pollitt
In the late 1920s some 15,000 women a year died from abortions…. The year after abortion was legalized in New York State, the maternal-mortality rate there dropped by 45 percent -- one reason why legalization can be seen as a public-health triumph. Katha Pollitt
The people are frightened. When they are frightened, they are much more willing to give us their liberties. But giving up their liberties won't make them safer, that's the real sad part of it. Ronald E. Paul
Government cannot create a world without risks, nor would we really wish to live in such a fictional place. Only a totalitarian society would even claim absolute safety as a worthy ideal, because it would require total state control over its citizens’ lives. Liberty has meaning only if we still believe in it when terrible things happen and a false government security blanket beckons. Ronald E. Paul
It all boils down to the safety of the public. It wasn’t a decision made lightly. This wasn’t about free speech. It was about safety. Benson Fairow
… as a nation, we recognize the right of all people to believe as they want and not to impose our beliefs on other people. I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country. I have since the time that my mom took that position when she ran in 1970 as a U.S. Senate candidate. I believe that since Roe v. Wade has been the law for 20 years, that we should sustain and support it, and I sustain and support that law, and the right of a woman to make that choice, and my personal beliefs, like the personal beliefs of other people, should not be brought into a political campaign Mitt Romney
We can't be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans to legitimately own handguns and rifles -- it's something I strongly support -- we can't be so fixated on that that we are unable to think about the reality of life that millions of Americans face on streets that are unsafe, under conditions that no other nation […] has permitted to exist. And at some point, I still hope that the leadership of the National Rifle Association will go back to doing what it did when I was a boy and which made me want to be a lifetime member because they put out valuable information about hunting and marksmanship and safe use of guns. But just to know of the conditions we face today in a lot of our cities and other places in this country and the enormous threat to public safety is amazing. Bill Clinton
Israel believes, when it comes right down to it America is the only big country that cares whether they live or die. That's why I can say, give up the West Bank, because the Israelis knew that if the Iraqi or the Iranian army came across the Jordan river, I would personally grab a rifle, get in a ditch, and fight and die, and I would. Bill Clinton
There is a widespread understanding among the people of this nation, and probably among the people of the world, that there is no safety except through the prevention of war. Eleanor Roosevelt
Once more we are in a period of uncertainty, of danger, in which not only our own safety but that of all mankind is threatened. Once more we need the qualities that inspired the development of the democratic way of life. We need imagination and integrity, courage and a high heart. We need to fan the spark of conviction, which may again inspire the world as we did with our new idea of the dignity and worth of free men. But first we must learn to cast out fear. People who `view with alarm' never build anything. Eleanor Roosevelt
I have never believed we had to choose between either a clean and safe environment or a growing economy. Protecting the health and safety of all Americans doesn’t have to come at the expense of our economy’s bottom line. And creating thriving companies and new jobs doesn’t have to come at the expense of the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, or the natural landscape in which we live. We can, and indeed must, have both. Bill Clinton
I do not desire to be Minister of England; but while I am Minister of England I will hold office by no servile tenure; I will hold office unshackled by any other obligation than that of consulting the public interests and providing for the public safety. Robert Peel
Raising minimum capital requirements [for banks] is expensive. But it is safe. Jeffery M. Lacker
Congress can, by edict, as a part of the military defense which it is the duty of Congress to provide, abolish slavery, and pay for such slaves as we ought to pay for. Then the slaves near our armies will come to us: those in the interior will know in a week what their rights are, and will, where opportunity offers, prepare to take them. Instantly, the armies that now confront you must run home to protect their estates, and must stay there, and your enemies will disappear. There can be no safety until this step is taken … Ralph Waldo Emerson
The fact is that our administration of the criminal law has as nearly reached perfection in guarding the innocent (and guilty) from conviction as is possible for any human institution; but in securing the safety and order of the community by the conviction of the guilty it is woefully inadequate. Charles C. Nott Jr.
The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life. Theodore Roosevelt
A nuclear-power plant is infinitely safer than eating, because 300 people choke to death on food every year. Dixie Lee Ray
The internal market should be designed to benefit each and every citizen of the Community. It is therefore necessary to improve workers' living and working conditions, and to provide better protection for their health and safety at work ... Jacques Delors
What security have you for your own safety if every man of vile temper, of low instincts, of base purpose, can find in his own heart a higher law than that which is the rule of society, the Constitution, and the Bible? These higher-law preachers should be tarred and feathered, and whipped by those they have thus instigated. This, my friends, is what was called in good old revolutionary times, Lynch Law. It is sometimes the very best law, because it deals summary justice upon those who would otherwise escape from all other kinds of punishment. Jefferson Davis
We are much safer in the United States, but not yet safe. Condoleeza Rice
We do not think it necessary to prove that a quack medicine is poison. Let the vendor prove it to be sanitive. Thomas Babington Macaulay
This is a people-centric system. Planes are guided and controlled by people. We will not compromise on safety. Ray LaHood
We reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals Barack Obama
If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. John F. Kennedy
We will not contract out the security of the American people …. You can’t compromise the safety of the American people. John Kerry
During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and ‘I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for which I am prepared to die for. Nelson Mandela
Freedom would be meaningless without security in the home and in the streets. Nelson Mandela
Circumstances in my judgment are of sufficient urgency to render it necessary that the commanding General of this department should assume the administrative powers of the State. In order, therefore, to suppress disorders, maintain the public peace, and give security to the persons and property of loyal citizens, I do hereby extend and declare established martial law throughout the State of Missouri. John Fremont
If we give up all our privacy rights, have we become any safer? Patrick Leahy
Since the first Patriot Act, as this has evolved, more and more of the privacy of Americans is disappearing. And that’s going to hurt us; it’s not going to make us safer. Patrick Leahy
If we take away all our privacy rights, we become our own terrorists. Patrick Leahy
The argument is exhausted. All hope of relief in the Union through the agency of committees, congressional legislation or constitutional amendments, is extinguished. We are satisfied the honor, safety, and independence of the Southern people require the organization of a Southern confederacy. Jefferson Davis
The fewer nuclear weapons possessed by the fewest countries is safer, not only because of the possibility of a nuclear accident but also a nuclear war. Eric Schlosser
No nuclear weapon has detonated. Some nuclear weapons have exploded and spread radioactive plutonium…. The nuclear weapons of today are much safer than those of the 1980s. I worry about the way they are managed however. Eric Schlosser
There is and must be a remedy for all Evils. Abraham Lincoln
A people, [has an] inherent right to appoint and constitute a king supreme and all subordinate civil officers and rulers over them, for their civil good, liberty, protection, peace and safety.. Dan Foster
Who is looking out for the American worker? The answer is, Nobody! Robert Reich
If we don’t go, we don’t know. Deborah Hersman
No matter the cost of our political positions, common-sense gun-safety legislation is achievable. Colorado’s newest gun-safety laws have been in effect for months, and the recalls have no bearing on them. Angela Giron
If the Christian is a restorationist, a legalist, if he wants everything clear and safe, then he will find nothing. Pope Francis I
Complex systems work until the day that they don’t work. Eric Schlosser
The thing about the management of nuclear weapons is that it has to be perfect. 99 percent will not do. Eric Schlosser
We are much better at creating complex technologies than we are at controlling them. Eric Schlosser
How do you justify bringing such a large demonstration to Washington DC when the authorities believe that it would be impossible to bring more than 100,000 militant Negroes into Washington without incidents and possibly rioting Lawrence E. Spivak
The first obligation towards those we love is to keep them from harm. So if we love our troops, the most important thing we can do is to send them into harm’s way only if it absolutely necessary… We have abused our troops—particularly the army and the marines. Andrew J. Bacevich
Embassies are fixed assets and as such are always subject to terrorist attacks. Martin E. Dempsey
A man should be able to have a whiskey in the evening without jeopardizing his health Theodore Roosevelt
There is only one state in the nation that has no fire code: Texas. There is only one state in the union whose laws prohibit their counties to have a fire code: Texas. Richard Trumka
The only people who aren’t criticized are those who do nothing, and I would hate to see the agency [CIA] get in that state. Hubert Humphrey
To the American people … nine years after 9/11, nine years of spending, and nine years of beefing up security you are still unsafe even in the holiest and most sacred of days to you, Christmas Day…. Anwar al-Awlaki
The willingness to condone some form of interrogational coercion, including outright torture in particular extreme circumstances is directly related … to the degree that one takes seriously the threat that terrorists pose to entire cities. Jerome Slater
The issue is not whether there are serious moral and practical costs to employing torture—of course there are for torture is evil. That is precisely why the choice of whether employ it to avert a greater evil is a tragic one. Jerome Slater
Halfway to Hell Club Anonymous
As for these extremists, here’s what those who would cowardly attack our civilians don’t get. The United States is never going to retreat from the world. We don't get terrorized. We’re going to keep standing up for our interests. We're going to keep standing up for the security of our citizens. We're going to keep standing up for human rights and dignity for people wherever they live. We’re going to keep working with our allies and our partners. We're going to keep offering a future of hope and progress -- in stark contrast to terrorists who only know how to kill and destroy and maim. And like generations before us, the United States of America is going to remain the greatest force for freedom that the world has ever known. Barack Obama
Sedentary people [city people] have become used to laziness and ease. They find full assurance of safety in the walls that surround them. The Bedouins have no gates and walls. They always carry weapons. They watch carefully all sides of the road. They take hurried naps only ….They pay attention to every barking and noise. Fortitude has become a character quality of theirs, and courage their nature. Ibn Khaldun
China is the world’s second largest economy, but the enormous costs of its growth are becoming apparent. Residents of its boom cities and a growing number of rural regions question the safety of the air they breathe, the water they drink and the food they eat. It is as if they were living in the Chinese equivalent of the Chernobyl or Fukushima nuclear disaster areas. The environmental hazards here are legion, and the consequences might not manifest themselves for years or even decades. Edward Wong
We did not have a military victory in the Cold War. It was a negotiated outcome that benefitted both sides…. Such claims of victory are all distortions, all incorrect, all misleading, and all dangerous to the safety and future prosperity of the American people. Jack Matlock
Such confidence we possessed to actually believe that our dreams could overcome science…. Business underestimated science. Hugo Eckener
The rise of terrorism and unconventional weapons will end the relative invulnerability of the U. S. homeland …. A direct attack against American citizens on American soil is likely over the next quarter of a century. U. S. Commission on National Security / 21st Century
… human life and limb are a very special possession given by God to man and that no one has the right to take that away, in any cause, however just... Cesar Chavez
The strike and the boycott, they have cost us much. What they have not paid us in wages, better working conditions, and new contracts, they have paid us in self-respect and human dignity Cesar Chavez
I do not believe that these executions made us safer. Certainly I do not believe they made us more noble. John Kitzhaber
American forces focus just on the enemy, on Al Qaeda, and they forget about the people…. If you want to win the war against al Qaeda, you should protect the people first Najim Abed al-Jabouri
Most teachers prefer to teach highly motivated kids who live in safe communities. Joel I. Klein
They are strong and we are weak. We are few; the are many …. We can never forget these homes, I know, but an unbending iron necessity tells us we must leave them. I would willingly die to preserve them, but any forcible effort to keep them will cost us our lands, our lives, and the lives of our children. There is but one path to safety, one road to future existence as a nation. Major Ridge
… lack of urgency … lack of coherence … lack of prioritization … lack of synchronization National Biodefense Science Board
Mr. Vice President, it looks like this. I smuggled this into your office. Randall Larsen
The public safety renders it necessary that the grounds of these arrests should at present be withheld, but at the proper time they will made public. Of one thing the people of Maryland may rest assured: that no arrest has been made, or will be made, not based on substantial and unmistakable complicity with those in armed rebellion against the Government of the United States. In no case has an arrest been made on mere suspicion, or through personal or partisan animosities, but in all cases the Government is in possession of tangible and unmistakable evidence, which will, when made public, be satisfactory to every loyal citizen. Abraham Lincoln
There are only two ways to bring about protection of the workers, however, legislation and unionization. So far the majority of the people in this country seem to favor unions as a more democratic and elastic method, though certain things must be dealt with by legislation Eleanor Roosevelt
Our immediate job is defense. We will play offense soon enough, but right now it is defense…. Your job is to keep America free by making Americans feel safe again Michael Hayden
We must recognize that the safety and welfare of our people are the real national security issues. William Colby
How much we all suffer from lack of oversight from the government. Arianna Huffington
If it is not a fit place for women, it is unfit for men to be there. Sojourner Truth
Ours is a sort of corporate society with a democratic safety valve. Anthony Wedgewood Benn; Tony Benn; 2nd Viscount Stansgate
Survival Under Atomic Attack U. S. Office of Civilian Defense
The notion of a defense that will protect American cities is one that will not be achieved, but it is that goal that supplies the political magic, as it were, in the president's vision. James R. Schlesinger
No matter what we choose, our unwavering stance is to enhance the safety of nuclear power generation in the country. Sean Chen
When hopes and dreams are loose in the streets, it is well for the timid to lock doors, shutter windows and lie low until the wrath has passed. For there is often a monstrous incongruity between the hopes, however noble and tender, and the action which follows them. It is as if ivied maidens and garlanded youths were to herald the four horsemen of the apocalypse. Eric Hoffer
The evidence does not support the proposition that there is a significant measure of safety that is added as a result of collecting all these records on law abiding Americans. Ron Wyden
Security and liberty are not mutually exclusive. We can have both Ron Wyden
The message to the NSA is coming from every branch of our government, from every corner of our nation. NSA, you’ve gone too far! Patrick Leahy
There is no fear exception to the 4th Amendment of the Constitution. Greta Van Susteren
… work on synthetic biology, or synbio, had become so cheap that its practitioners were no longer classically trained biologists. This meant that there were no shared assumptions regarding the new field’s ethics, professional standards, or safety. Craig Venter
As the scientific community has started debating “human-directed evolution” the biosecurity establishment remains behind the curve. Laurie Garrett
Dual use research of concern (DURC) is research that, based on current understanding, can be reasonably anticipated to provide knowledge, products, or technologies that could be directly misapplied by others to pose a threat to public health and safety, agricultural crops and other plants, animals, the environment, or materiel National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity
The United States and WHO [World Health Organization] have no clear protocols for DURC, no standards for determining safety, and no plans for a coordinated global response. Michael Osterholm
We employ only 1000 enforcement officers to protect over 9000 civilian Federal facilities—spread out all across the country.. Thomas Carper
There will be times … when our safety will not be directly threatened, but our interests and values are …. In such cases, we should not be afraid to act. Barack Obama
No jewelry, particularly no rings, should be worn. Low heeled shoes will allow you to fill your daily stint with less fatigue. Wear goggles and a cap which completely covers your hair, and which has a visor broad enough to warn you when your head is getting too near any part of the machine. Slack suits, jumpers, and dresses should all be loose and comfortable, with no loose tabs, belts, or large buttons to catch in the machinery. Sleeves should either be short, or, if you prefer them long, tight-fitting. These suggestions stress the fact that a woman can still look extremely attractive in her working clothes, but that the object in going to work is to produce as much as possible. When you wear clothes about which you do not have to think, you will give more thought to the work you are doing. Eleanor Roosevelt
Human rights and fundamental freedoms may be limited to meet the just requirements of national security, public order, public health, public safety, or public morality…. realization of human rights must be considered in the regional and national context bearing in mind different political, economic, legal, social, cultural, historical and religious backgrounds Association of Southeast Asian Nations
When these attacks occur, as they likely will, we will wonder what more we could have done to stop them. Richard A. Clarke
We must create a new culture to improve [nuclear] safety. After making sure that it is safe, we must restart nuclear energy. Shinzo Abe
Those who are troubled by our existing programs are not interested in repeating the tragedy of 9-11. And those who defend these programs are not dismissive of civil liberties. The challenge is getting the details right and that is not simple. Barack Obama
I don’t want Italy to withdraw from the Atlantic Pact [NATO] … not only because our withdrawal would upset the international equilibrium. I feel safer … Enrico Berlinguer
We could have prevented the terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon if we had 20,000 troops shoulder to shoulder. Angus King
Most research and investment in this area [genetic engineering] is carried out by the private sector, which has little incentive to consider threats to public safety. Stewart M. Patrick
During my time at DEA, I saw how marijuana prohibition has done absolutely nothing to make Americans safer or healthier. It has only served to destroy millions of innocent lives, erode civil liberties, perpetuate a growing prison-industrial complex, and enrich and strengthen the most violent criminal organizations. Sean Dunagan
We’ve got to get the bad operators out of business so that the good operators can be rewarded for investing in safety. Deborah Hertzman
Nor does it contribute to national influence or prestige or safety that the process of ratifying or rejecting treaties should degenerate into an effort to discover some qualifying formula acceptable to a minority. There is grave danger in forgetting that, whether in matters domestic or foreign, the business of government is to govern. John W. Davis
Safety should not be just for people who can afford it. Deborah Hertzman
Technology has the ability to intervene when humans fail. Deborah Hertzman
All men are born free and equal, and have certain natural, essential, and unalienable rights; among which may be reckoned the right of enjoying and defending their lives and liberties; that of acquiring, possessing, and protecting property; in fine, that of seeking and obtaining their safety and happiness. John Adams
Anthracite [coal] mining is a business and not a religious, sentimental, or academic proposition. George F. Baer
… from the dawn of history to the present time, men have paid the homage of their gratitude and admiration to the memory of those who nobly sacrifice their lives, that their fellow-men may live in safety and in honor. Edward Everett
Government exists to protect us from each other. Government does not exist to protect us from ourselves. Ronald Reagan
There is no place for government to prohibit consumers from buying products the effect of which will be to harm themselves. Milton Friedman
What I compare bike lanes to is swimming with the sharks. Sooner or later you're going to get bitten... Roads are built for buses, cars, and trucks, not for people on bikes. My heart bleeds for them when I hear someone gets killed, but it's their own fault at the end of the day Rob Ford
About 10,000 years ago, the winners of wars began incorporating the losers into larger societies. The victors found that the only way to make these larger societies work was by developing stronger governments; and one of the first things these governments had to do, if they wanted to stay in power, was suppress violence among their subjects. Ian Morris
One out of three American women will need or chose an abortion at some time in their lives. We have to make sure these are safe. Gloria Steinem
For our [Japanese] own safety, we must govern this country [Korea]. We hope that in time the Koreans will realize that they need our assistance. They can do nothing by themselves. Saito Makoto
Most leaks from large bureaucracies are “good” leaks: no danger to national security, no harm to innocent people, information the public ought to know. Michael Kinsley
I think that perhaps if I looked through the sweatshops myself, we might be in a condition to put things on a new basis, just as … in the police department after you and I began our midnight tours. Theodore Roosevelt
No matter how much women prefer to lean, to be protected and supported, nor how much men desire to have them do so, they must make the voyage of life alone, and for safety in an emergency they must know something of the laws of navigation. Elizabeth Cady Stanton
This is a matter of humiliation to the nation that an employee who suffered an injury through no fault of his own would not be protected. In no other prominent industrial country in the world could such gross injustice occur. Theodore Roosevelt
The concept of military necessity is seductively broad, and has a dangerous plasticity. Because they invariably have the visage of overriding importance, there is always a temptation to invoke security "necessities" to justify an encroachment upon civil liberties. For that reason, the military-security argument must be approached with a healthy skepticism. William J. Brennan, Jr.
It is a very dangerous method of upholding reform to violate the law in so doing, even on the ground of high moral principle, or saving the public. William Howard Taft
Having a firearm in your home, not only doesn’t protect you, but it puts you at 300 percent more risk that someone in your family will be killed in a homicide and 500 percent more likely that someone in your family will be killed by suicide…. The NRA didn’t like the fact that the research, very legitimate, high quality research, showed that having a gun in your home put’s you at more risk and it doesn’t protect you. Mark Rosenberg
Historically speaking, Socialism has already shown itself in England in the extension of State interference. It has produced the Factory Laws, and it is now beginning to advance further and interfere directly in the division of produce between the workmen and their employers. Arnold J. Toynbee
You can go to any city in America and see roads and bridges that need to be fixed…. I would not call them unsafe … they are dangerous…. The best highway system in the world is falling apart. Ray LaHood
Terrible times require terrible things to be done. David Wolstencroft
The search for national security is today a source for urban insecurity. Saskia Sassen
No exceptional circumstances whatsoever may be invoked to justify torture, including war, threat of war, internal political instability, public emergency, terrorist acts, violent crime, or any form of armed conflict.. United Nations
Whenever you hear, “it’s for your own good” from the government, you are about to lose some money or freedom. Always! Erich “Mancow” Muller
Are there topics of sufficient import to the nation's well-being to replace the Soviets as the focus of U.S. intelligence? Stansfield Turner
Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin
The way to feel safe is never to feel secure. Benjamin Franklin
States of Emergency ... can empower authorities to take sensible immediate steps to protect the public. But they do not represent a long-term answer. If measures such as the widespread deployment of soldiers on the streets persists for too long, authorities risk creating a new normal—–one that the public will think the terrorists imposed on them. David Omand
The counterterrorism strategy known as CONTEST aimed to reduce the risk to the UK and its interests overseas from terrorism, so that people can go about their lives freely and with confidence. David Omand
The [U. S, Border] inspectors were great at finding cocaine hidden in limes from Ecuador. But they had little training in looking for bombs—–and little equipment for detecting material that could be used for a radiation-laced "dirty bomb." Steve Brill
How many terrorist attacks has TSA thwarted? We're never going to know the true answer to that question. Jeh Johnson
Thousands of English traders crossed many of today’s no-go regions, like Aleppo in Syria, and Mosul in Iraq. They were far safer than they would have been on an equivalent journey through Catholic Europe, where they risked falling into the hands of the Inquisition. Jerry Brotton
We are safer when communities respect the police and the police respect the communities. Hillary Clinton
If the wild cannibals of the woods [Indians] will not desist from their massacres, and they continue to war upon us with the ferocity of tigers and hyenas, it is time that we should retaliate their warfare. Not in the murder of their women and children, but in the prosecution of an exterminating war upon their warriors; which will admit of no compromise and have no termination except in their total extinction or total expulsion. Mirabeau B. Lamar
In 1711, in South Carolina, several Negroes ran away from their masters and kept out, armed, robbing and plundering houses and plantations, and putting the inhabitants of the province in great fear and terror. Edwin C. Holland
When Thurgood Marshall went to a Southern town to try a case, he didn't know whether he would be alive at the end of the day. Ruth Bader Ginsburg
To live in freedom one must grow used to a life full of agitation, change and danger. Alexis de Tocqueville
The very promise of safety [digital security] is iresistable temptation to hackers, the invading hordes of the 21st century. Anne-Marie Slaughter
No government ought to guarantee perfect security because no government can provide it. Juliette Kayyem
People must accept that their governments cannot guarantee absolute safety. A measure of insecurity is the price of liberty and democracy. It’s a price worth paying. Anne-Marie Slaughter
I want to work hard toward my goal that there will be zero nuclear power generation. Junichiro Koizumi
There is nothing more costly than nuclear power. Junichiro Koizumi
These sailors are supposed to be very healthy. It’s not a normal situation. It is unbelievable that just in four or five years that these healthy sailors would become so sick. They gave their utmost efforts to help the Japanese people, I am no longer in government, but I couldn’t just let nothing be done. Junichiro Koizumi
“Is it unusual?... There’s nothing unusual about the entire national security bureaucracy of the United States feeling like their commander-in-chief is a threat to U.S. national security. That happens all the time. It’s totally usual. Nothing to worry about. Tom Malinowski
“Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States" Donald Trump
Dear Mr. President, Congratulations on a remarkable run. Millions have placed their hopes in you, and all of us, regardless of party, should hope for expanded prosperity and security during your tenure. This is a unique office, without a clear blueprint for success, so I don't know that any advice from me will be particularly helpful. Still, let me offer a few reflections from the past 8 years. First, we've both been blessed, in different ways, with great good fortune. Not everyone is so lucky. It's up to us to do everything we can (to) build more ladders of success for every child and family that's willing to work hard. Second, American leadership in this world really is indispensable. It's up to us, through action and example, to sustain the international order that's expanded steadily since the end of the Cold War, and upon which our own wealth and safety depend. Third, we are just temporary occupants of this office. That makes us guardians of those democratic institutions and traditions -- like rule of law, separation of powers, equal protection and civil liberties -- that our forebears fought and bled for. Regardless of the push and pull of daily politics, it's up to us to leave those instruments of our democracy at least as strong as we found them. And finally, take time, in the rush of events and responsibilities, for friends and family. They'll get you through the inevitable rough patches. Michelle and I wish you and Melania the very best as you embark on this great adventure, and know that we stand ready to help in any ways which we can. Good luck and Godspeed. Barack Obama
Reform [of college fraternaties] is not possible because the old-line, historically white social fraternities have been synonymous with risk-taking and defiance from their very inception. They are a brotherhood born in mutiny and forged in the fire of rebellion. These fraternities have drink, danger and debauchery in their blood — right alongside secrecy and self-protection. They cannot reform. To capitulate to the reasonable demands of outsiders would be to fundamentally change their culture, their role on campus, their very reason for existing. Avoiding risk and obeying common sense safety guidelines would undermine their fundamental character, the specific nature of their identity that is most vital to who they are. Becoming kinder, safer places would do such violence to their legacy that it would mean altering their organizations beyond recognition. Lisa Wade
Refugees are not terrorists. They are the victims of terrorists .... In my experience people with terrorist intent do not choose the reugee route to enter a country. There is too much scruiteny and takes too long. They use ofher ways. Antonio Guterres
Like other new and potentially powerful technologies, gene editing raises legitimate questions and understandable concerns about possible risks and misuse. How, then, should the technology be regulated? Rules developed decades ago for other forms of genetic engineering do not necessarily fit. Noting that gene-edited organisms are not transgenic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has reasonably concluded that genetically edited plants are like plants with naturally occurring mutations and thus are not subject to special regulations and raise no special safety concerns. Bill Gates
Gene editing to make crops more abundant and resilient could be a lifesaver on a massive scale. The technology is already beginning to show results, attracting public and private investment, and for good reason. Scientists are developing crops with traits that enhance their growth, reduce the need for fertilizers and pesticides, boost their nutritional value, and make the plants hardier during droughts and hot spells. Already, many crops that have been improved by gene editing are being developed and tested in the field, including mushrooms with longer shelf lives, potatoes low in acrylamide (a potential carcinogen), and soybeans that produce healthier oil. Bill Gates
Improving the productivity of crops is fundamental to ending extreme poverty. Sixty percent of people in sub-Saharan Africa earn their living by working the land. But given the region’s generally low agricultural productivity—yields of basic cereals are five times higher in North America—Africa remains a net importer of food. This gap between supply and demand will only grow as the number of mouths to feed increases. Bill Gates
New technologies are often met with skepticism. But if the world is to continue the remarkable progress of the past few decades, it is vital that scientists, subject to safety and ethics guidelines, be encouraged to continue taking advantage of such promising tools as CRISPR. Bill Gates
If there be any among us who would wish to dissolve this Union or to change its republican form, let them stand undisturbed as monuments of the safety with which error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it. Thomas Jefferson

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