Quotes

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“These kids are malleable. They will follow the leader, they don’t think for themselves, and they are the last ones I want to say, ‘Here’s a gun, and here’s a beer.’ They are not adult; that’s why they’re in the military. They are not adults.”
â€"Candy Lightner, founder of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, on lowering the drinking age for military personnel, Fox News, April 7

“Frankly…these people are economically illiterate.”
â€"Cleta Mitchell, a lawyer who works with many Republican legislators on their financial disclosure statements, quoted in Roll Call, April 7

“The farm bill is like giving birth to a porcupine. It is really painful.”
â€"Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), on the protracted attempts to get a new farm bill, quoted in Congress Daily, April 3

“Police are like vampires. They shouldn’t be invited into your homes.”
â€"Jamarhl Crawford, chairman of the New Black Panther Party in Roxbury, on “consent” searches by Boston police looking for illegal guns, quoted in The Boston Globe, March 25