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  • A society like ours, which professes no one religion and has allowed all religions to decay, which indulges freedom to the point of license and individualism to the point of anarchy, needs all the support that responsible, cultivated homes can furnish. I hope your generation will provide a firmer shelter for civilized standards.

    Home   Support   Needs  
  • I look forward to the day when I can be Republican again. I'm an Alan Simpson Republican.

  • In your country club, your church, and business, about fifteen percent of the people are screwballs, lightweights, and boobs, and you would not want those people unrepresented in Congress.

    Country   People   Church  
  • Now it's just sharp elbows, and instead of having a caucus where you sit down and say, 'What are you doing for your country?' you sit figuring out how to screw the other side.

    "Meet the Press" with David Gregory, www.nbcnews.com. July 24, 2011.
  • It doesn't matter is you call it 'Obama-care' or 'Elvis Presley care' or 'I-don't-care care.' It cannot sustain itself in its present form.

    Health   Care   Matter  
  • Every time one of us starts talking about more effective immigration controls, somebody else throws up the Statue of Liberty, how we're a nation of immigrants and all of that. The debate takes on tinges of racism, emotion.

  • Any education that matters is liberal. All the saving truths, all the healing graces that distinguish a good education from a bad one or a full education from a half empty one are contained in that word.

  • If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don't have integrity, nothing else matters.

  • Grandchildren now don't write a thank you for the Christmas presents. They are walking on their pants with their cap on backward, listening to the Enema Man and Snoopy, Snoopy Poop Dog.

    Thank You   Dog   Writing  
    "Obama's debt expert yells at kids" by Mj Lee, www.politico.com. March 07, 2011.
  • The word liberal distinguishes whatever nourishes the mind and spirit from the training which is merely practical or professional or from the trivialities which are no training at all.

    Training   Mind   Spirit  
  • I have had the rich satisfaction of knowing and working with many openly gay and lesbian Americans, and I have come to realize that "gay" is an artificial category when it comes to measuring a man or woman's on-the-job performance or commitment to shared goals. It says little about the person. Our differences and prejudices pale next to our historic challenge.

    Jobs   Commitment   Gay  
    "Bigotry That Hurts Our Military". www.washingtonpost.com. March 14, 2007.
  • We have two political parties in this country, the Stupid Party and the Evil Party. I belong to the Stupid Party.

    Country   Stupid   Party  
    "The stupid party and the evil party: Together for the first time" by Mark Shields, www.cnn.com. May 12, 2003.
  • Reagan didn't put anything off the table, if he felt it was for the good of the American people to tweak the tax system.

    People   Tables   Taxes  
  • I consider abortion to be a deeply personal and intimate issue for women and I don't believe male legislators should even vote on the issue.

    "Alan Simpson Fires Off Angry Letter To HuffPost" By Ryan Grim, www.huffingtonpost.com. June 9, 2012.
  • If you torture statistics long enough, they'll eventually confess the truth

  • An educated man is thoroughly inoculated against humbug, thinks for himself and tries to give his thoughts, in speech or on paper, some style.

  • It is a travesty, in my mind, for the state and local governments on the one hand to expect the Federal government to reimburse them for costs attributable to illegal immigrants, when on the other hand the State and local governments prohibit their own law enforcement and other officials from cooperating with the Immigration and Naturalization Service to locate or apprehend or expel illegal aliens.

    Government   Hands   Law  
  • Nonetheless, GAO's conclusion that employer sanctions had somehow caused employment discrimination was contradicted by GAO's own Chief of Methodology, who criticized the GAO report. ...here is what she said, 'I believe the truth is that we have no strong causal link between IRCA and discrimination, and in [my] view it is just as likely that the discrimination we found has always been there, or that it is spurious, as that IRCA has caused it.'

    Strong   Believe   Views  
  • So let us take our fair share of the true refugees and act responsible as a government in providing for their necessary expenses. Let us stop skewing the whole process by taking some folks who are not truly refugees in order simply to meet our foreign policy needs or domestic policy demands. There has to be a better way to meet those needs and demands than we are doing now. I think it is embarrassing to all of us who truly know the mission of the Refugee Act.

  • Those who travel the high road of humility are not troubled by heavy traffic.

  • People tend to stay at home and eat a home-cooked meal. There are three days that are really slow for restaurants - Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter.

    Christmas   Easter   Home  
  • He's a million rubber bands in his resilience.

  • There is no "slippery slope" toward loss of liberty, only a long staircase where each step down must first be tolerated by the American people and their leaders.

    Freedom   Loss   Long  
    The New York Times, September 26, 1982.
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Alan K. Simpson

  • Born: September 2, 1931
  • Occupation: American Politician