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Social equity is based on justice; politics change on the opinion of the time. The black man's skin will be a mark of social inferiority so long as white men are conceited, ignorant, unjust, and prejudiced. You cannot legislate these qualities out of the white - you must steal them out by teaching, illustration, and example.
John Boyle O'Reilly
Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred.
You can't legislate into existence an act of forgiveness and a true confession; those are mysteries of the human heart, and they occur between one individual and another individual, not a panel of judges sitting asking questions, trying to test your truth.
I mean, what is racism? Racism is a projection of our own fears onto another person. What is sexism? It's our own vulnerability about our potency and masculinity projected as our need to subjugate another person, you know? Fascism, the same thing: People are trying to untidy our state, so I legislate as a way of controlling my environment.
It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so.
Robert A. Heinlein
You can't legislate good taste.
You can't legislate good will - that comes through education.
Gay people are born everyday. You will never legislate that away.
You can't legislate against stupidity.
Though it's impossible for us to legislate one's thoughts and feelings, we still need things like affirmative action in place because without measures like it, people in charge would not have, sadly, enough impetus to do, as cliched as it sounds, the right thing.
Man never legislates, but destinies and accidents, happening in all sorts of ways, legislate in all sorts of ways.
You can't legislate morality.
I am a traditionalist, and I'm an innovator. Most of what I do is to weigh change and legislate to the best of my ability on what should change and what should not. Do I have a respect for tradition? Of course I do. Do I have a blind belief in it? No.
Pat Moynihan could write books with one hand and legislate with the other. I can't; I have a short attention span. The slightest distraction would take me away from writing.
I think it is very difficult to legislate for morality.
You can't legislate sobriety.
If you have no authority to legislate my freedoms, then I'm truly free, at least from you.
William A. Dembski
People are under the impression that dictionaries legislate language. What a dictionary does is keep track of usages over time.
The Koran and the laws of all civilized nations legislate against the vilification of religions.
One cannot legislate problems out of existence. It has been tried.
Norman Ralph Augustine
It's hard to legislate what people eat. People are getting fed up with being told what they can and can't do. It boils down to personal responsibility. People need to read labels, do their research and act accordingly.
The Obama administration is on notice - they will not be allowed to regulate what they have been unable to legislate.
I can't legislate a song into being; it just will not happen for me.
If you don't have collective agreements between unions and employers, governments have to legislate more.
Maybe the Jefferson case will give members of Congress second thoughts the next time they get ready to legislate away the rights of ordinary Americans.
I think culture precedes politics, and I think the attempts to try and legislate people's behavior... isn't going to be productive until the culture decides what they want to achieve.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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I do not want art for a few any more than education for a few, or freedom for a few.
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