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 John Conyers - “If we want to build the Iraqis' confidence about our intentions in their country, if we want to stop adding fuel to the fire of insurgency and terrorism, we must clarify our intent.”
 John Conyers - “bottle it and take it around the country.”
 John Conyers - “The Magna Carta is widely known to be one of the foundational documents for our Constitution. I can only imagine that a mention of that in a court decision would be forbidden by our friends on the right.”
 John Conyers - “Pre-emptive war is not in the constitution,”
 John Conyers - “creates a process grounded in the Constitution that is focused, fair, expeditious and deliberate.”
 John Conyers - “Everybody wanted to explain Rosa Parks and wanted to teach Rosa Parks, but Rosa Parks wasn't very interested in that, ... She wanted them to understand the government and to understand their rights and the Constitution that people are still trying to perfect today.”
 John Conyers - “There are very few people who can say their actions and conduct changed the face of the nation, and Rosa Parks is one of those individuals,”
 John Conyers - “further alienate the American Muslim community and our Muslim allies abroad, two crucial allies in our fight against terrorism.”
 John Conyers - “Today's witness, Kenneth W. Starr, wrote the tawdry, salacious and unnecessarily graphic referral that he delivered to us in September with so much drama and fanfare. And now the majority members of this committee have called that same prosecutor forward to testify in an unprecedented desperation effort to breathe new life into a dying inquiry.”
 John Conyers - “The independent counsel had four years to investigate the president. This committee had four months. The White House is now getting two days. There is no question the president's conduct was wrong. But I believe that the legal case against the president is not strong.”
 John Conyers - “There is an alternative that is being worked on that is not ready for discussion now, and members on the committee and others in the Congress are carrying on conversations to report to myself and (House Minority) Leader (Dick) Gephardt tomorrow afternoon. We will try to craft an alternative that is both fair and prompt,”
 John Conyers - “My friends in the Congress, I have known Coretta King since I went south during the civil rights movement as a lawyer. She was a vibrant, consistent, totally dedicated partner with her husband.”
 John Conyers - “It is distressing to me that we live in an age in which we still must fight to protect our civil rights as Americans, in which a hate crime perpetrated against someone based their sexual orientation can go unpunished, and in which discrimination is being written into our laws.”
 John Conyers - “This report shows there are more victims of John Ashcroft's war on the Constitution. The attorney general appears on television nearly every week claiming to protect us, while he simultaneously dismantles our civil liberties and civil rights. Will the Justice Department ever admit that it has gone too far”
 John Conyers - “This report shows there are more victims of John Ashcroft's war on the Constitution, ... The attorney general appears on television nearly every week claiming to protect us, while he simultaneously dismantles our civil liberties and civil rights. Will the Justice Department ever admit that it has gone too far”
 John Conyers - “a huge step back for civil liberties.”
 John Conyers - “Instead of using the sunset as an opportunity to rein in the many civil liberties abuses documented over the past four years, the Republicans have opted to expand the Patriot Act to throw in a variety of pet bills and extraneous matters they were not able to pass otherwise, including new limitations of the precious right of habeas corpus.”
 John Conyers - “The idea of a federally paid sex policeman spending millions of dollars to trap an unfaithful spouse or (to) police civil ... litigation would have been unthinkable prior to the Starr investigation.”
 John Conyers - “the legacy of Rosa Parks is more than just a success for the civil rights movement or for African-Americans. It means it's a national honor.”
 John Conyers - “Conyers, speaking earlier Monday during a memorial service at historic Metropolitan A.M.E. Church in Washington, recalled a 1990 visit to Detroit by Nelson Mandela. The former South African president led the crowd in a chant of Parks' name, which made us realize that this is an international phenomenon that we celebrate, ... Rosa Parks is worldwide.”
 John Conyers - “You did the right thing by offering to resign, ... I'd like you to know that there's at least one member of Congress who is not going to rationalize the innocent deaths of two dozen children.”
 John Conyers - “Too many of my constituents, like many other hard working Americans across the country, are suffering unnecessarily due to our flawed health care system.”
 John Conyers - “The time is now for Congress to address health care in America.”
 John Conyers - “Our system of private health insurance that fails to provide coverage to so many of our citizens also contributes to the double-digit health care inflation that is making America less competitive in the global economy.”
 John Conyers - “In this most powerful nation in the world, lack of access to health care should not force local and state governments, companies and workers into bankruptcy, while causing unnecessary illness and hospitalization.”

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