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It is clearly better that property should be private, but the use of it common; and the special business of the legislator is to create in men this benevolent disposition.
Punishment is the last and the least effective instrument in the hands of the legislator for the prevention of crime.
Moses was the greatest legislator and the commander in chief of perhaps the first liberation army.
I wish I had known more firsthand about the concerns and problems of American businesspeople while I was a U.S. senator and later a presidential nominee. That knowledge would have made me a better legislator and a more worthy aspirant to the White House.
The legislator learns that when you talk a lot, you get in trouble. You have to listen a lot to make deals.
Medical decisions have been politicized. What doctor wants a state legislator in his consulting room?
In a constitutional democracy the moral content of law must be given by the morality of the framer or legislator, never by the morality of the judge.
I remember coming to this college in the 1960s as a new legislator when a road divided the campus - and it was not fully paved at that - and no wall defined the campus from the highway.
Michael N. Castle
I had a white senator call me a rag head, and I had an African-American legislator call me a conservative with a tan.
Every single dollar spent lobbying a legislator on behalf of oil and gas is a toxic dollar that undermines public health and safety laws that protect Americans. That's contamination of the political system.
Violence against women is as American as apple pie. I know, not only as a legislator, but from personal experience.
I'd like to think I'm a serious legislator and trying to get things done.
I started in the mailroom, literally, as an intern... in 1974. The legislator I was working for at the time said, 'I want you to get your law degree and come back here and get elected and be the first woman governor.' I kind of took that guy seriously - I thought that sounded like a pretty good idea.
There's no conscious plan here; my whole life in politics as a state legislator and in Congress has been about strengthening the middle class.
When the size of the group supporting your cause reaches a critical mass, any legislator or elected official has to pay attention.
Instead of taking a very high-paying type of law job or something that I might be able to do, I have been a legislator. That's what I do. I think it's an honorable profession - if you're honest and have integrity and work hard.
Whether you're an opera singer, a legislator or customer service operator, there is a way that we can find common ground with our audience - be they young or old, Democrats or Republicans, rich or poor, religious or secular.
Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick
I was a Georgia state legislator for a great many years.
I think any advocate who is effective has fully acquainted himself or herself with the legislator they are going to meet. Know what committees they are on, what issues they are interested in, all in an effort to build a bridge for communicating with them.
I have a proven record as an effective legislator, which I believe is my greatest asset.
I have no idea what goes on in another person's mind. As a legislator, I need to be good at persuading people, counting votes and getting to 50 percent plus one. I don't go back and say, 'Why did this person get to the right position?' It's only, 'Are you yes or are you no?'
As a legislator, I saw how effective I could be by being transparent, posting and explaining all of my votes.
You have the biggest impact on controlling, on affecting local lives as mayor. It's so much more important than being a state legislator.
And, as you recall, last year, people were asking us, don't vote on the bill until you read every part of the bill. So, as a good attorney and as a good legislator, I think it's my responsibility to read the amendments.
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