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I don’t care about human rights, believe me. There is no due process in my mouth. Rodrigo Duterte
Communitarianism sows the seeds of conflicts between communities, and I don’t want my country to face conflicts between communities, I recognize only individuals. It is individual who have rights… Marine Le Pen
Much of the civil rights work of this century will entail championing digital rights. Anne-Marie Slaughter
The civil rights movement is often described as having been led by a relatively small group of exceptional individuals. But in my view, the movement itself was the outcome of a great many ordinary individuals taking extraordinary action. Stan Salett
We cannot be content with a civil liberties program, which emphasizes only the need of protection against the possibility of tyranny by the Government. We cannot stop there. We must keep moving forward, with new concepts of civil rights to safeguard our heritage. The extension of civil rights today means, not protection of the people against the Government, but protection of the people by the Government. Harry S Truman
Our immediate task is to remove the last remnants of the barriers, which stand between millions of our citizens and their birthright. There is no justifiable reason for discrimination because of ancestry, or religion. Or race, or color. Harry S Truman
One of the major differences between gender discrimination and Racial or Religious Discrimination is that the with the latter the perpetrators fundamentally recognized that it was based on power offered moral challenges. However, men—the perpetrators of discrimination against women have mostly not even considered the moral aspect of it and perceived it as natural. Lewis D. Eigen
I sent him a List of Female Grievances. I even threatened fomenting a Rebellion in case we were not considered, and assured him we would not hold ourselves bound by any Laws in which we had neither a voice, nor representation. Abigail Adams
Anyone who classifies his grievances under the label of ‘human rights’ violations, those grievances can then be brought into the United Nations and be discussed by people all over the world. For as long as you call it ‘civil rights,’ your only allies can be the people in the next community, many of whom are responsible for your grievance. Malcolm X
They were the sort of people that lynch Negroes, that mistake hoodlumism for wit, and cunning for intelligence, that attend revivals and fight and fornicate in the bushes afterwards. They were undiluted “Anglo-Saxons. They were the sovereign voter. It was so horrible it seemed unreal. William Alexander Percy
Society must look upon germ-plasm as belonging to society and not merely to the individual who carries it. American Breeders’ Association
Degenerates, he warned, must not be permitted to reproduce their kind. Charles Davenport
Man does not have an inalienable right to personal or reproductive freedom, if such freedom is a menace to society. Harvey Ernest Jordan
I abhor lynching and officials who allow it should be impeached... The Southerners whom I know and esteem do not believe that the Negro must remain dependent upon the white man and they believe in the orderly administration of law as opposed to mob violence. Broadus Mitchell
I will lay off the pro-Negro crap. Richard Nixon
Efforts to constrain encryption through forms of extraordinary access will inevitably introduce vulnerabilities into the security of consumer products in ways that are likely to have adverse long-term effects on the security, privacy, and civil liberties of citizens. Chertoff Group
Un-Arrange a Marriage … Re-Arrange a Life Fraidy Reiss
Democracy destroys itself because it abuses its right to freedom and equality. Because it teaches its citizens to consider audacity as a right, lawlessness as a freedom, abrasive speech as equality, and anarchy as progress. Isocrates
Education, Love & Acceptance are the First Steps to Breaking Down Barriers Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
Every human being has the right to live. It is our duty to acknowledge that right by providing for it. In a natural state of society it would take care of itself. As matters are now it must be deliberately provided for. Prestonia Mann Martin
In popular literature and journalism, the [American Civil] war was being recast as a brothers' squabble over abstract political principles like federalism and states' rights, rather than as a moral struggle between slavery and freedom. Magazines and newspapers commonly took to celebrating the military valor of both Confederate and Union soldiers, as though bravery, rather than morality, were the chief quality to be commemorated. Joshua M. Zeitz
I want you to leave here with a sense of mission. Martin Luther King is waiting for you to march with him. Adam Clayton Powell Jr.
Equality is not a one-way proposition. With equality goes responsibility and obligation. There are negroes who have shown that they are not ready to accept this obligation.… Just remember one thing White Man— you’re the minority in this here bigoted world of ours. And you’re becoming a smaller minority with the passing of each day.” Ohio University Post
Bring Democracy to America Before You Carry It To Europe Anonymous
Access to information is a fundamental human right. Jimmy Wales
The United States does not seek to impose our way of life on others.... We are not here to lecture. We are not here to tell others what to do. Donald Trump
It is completely unacceptable that there be UN forces committing human rights violations such as rape and sexual violence. All of us together— [member] states and UN—must do our utmost to ensure that any kind of action of this type is severely punished, Antonio Guterres
I believe in equal rights for all citizens and I believe the tax money that is now going for war and armaments and the militarization of our country could be better used to give everyone in the United States a secure standard of living. Virginia Foster Durr
The whole point is to accommodate one right with another. Yes, that will leave some people disappointed, even angry, but the idea of the Constitution is to promote freedom, not to make everyone happy. Joseph D. Steinfield
What becomes of the precious right to vote? Anthony Kennedy
One can conclude that certain essential, or fundamental, rights should exist in any just society. It does not follow that each of those essential rights is one that we as judges can enforce under the written Constitution. The Due Process Clause is not a guarantee of every right that should inhere in an ideal system. Anthony Kennedy
The Reform and Conservative movements must not be allowed to gain a foothold...those who are not far from abominations, unholy, and unkosher - them - throw them to the dogs, and Women of the Wall - this group placed at the edge of the camp, next to the Dung Gate, in a far-off corner, that is their place, throw them to the dogs. Meir Porush
If this work can contribute in any way toward proving this, and at the same time arouse the conscience of the American people to demand for justice to every citizen, and punishment by law for the lawless, I shall feel I have done my race a service., Other considerations are minor. Ida B. Wells
It's not well appreciated, but over half of the world's population suffers from some form of cognitive, emotional, sensory or motor condition, and because of poor technology, too often, conditions result in disability and a poorer quality of life. Basic levels of physiological function should be a part of our human rights. Every person should have the right to live life without disability if they so choose -- the right to live life without severe depression; the right to see a loved one, in the case of seeing-impaired; or the right to walk or to dance, in the case of limb paralysis or limb amputation. As a society, we can achieve these human rights, if we accept the proposition that humans are not disabled. A person can never be broken. Our built environment, our technologies, are broken and disabled. We the people need not accept our limitations, but can transcend disability through technological innovation. Indeed, through fundamental advances in bionics in this century, we will set the technological foundation for an enhanced human experience, and we will end disability. Hugh Herr
If I'm an advocate for anything, it's to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. Walk in someone else's shoes or at least eat their food. Anthony Bourdain