Arlen Specter Quotes

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Born: February 12, 1930, Wichita, Kansas, USA
Birth Country: USA
Died: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, October 14, 2012
Occupation: Politician Ideology: Democrat

American credibility in the war on terrorism depends on a strong stand against all terrorist acts, whether committed by foe or friend.
- Arlen Specter

Americans' addiction to sports, with the NFL at the top, is based on the excitement generated by the potential for the unexpected great play which can only happen with honest competition from great athletes.
- Arlen Specter

Big money is ruining the political system.
- Arlen Specter

But one way or another, judges perform a very vital function in our society. They have a risky job and they are entitled to security.
- Arlen Specter

I am opposed to anybody making a decision for you or me or anybody else about what health care plan we should have.
- Arlen Specter

I am very much opposed to abortion personally. But I don't think it is the government's rule.
- Arlen Specter

I do come from a strong family.
- Arlen Specter

If we had pursued what President Nixon declared in 1970 as the war on cancer, we would have cured many strains. I think Jack Kemp would be alive today. And that research has saved or prolonged many lives, including mine.
- Arlen Specter

If you are going to have to play defense all the time, you cannot have the kind of ingenuity, assertiveness, independence, and intelligence which is what has made our country strong.
- Arlen Specter

It's inspirational to see someone who is dying smile.
- Arlen Specter

My father was an immigrant who literally walked across Europe to get out of Russia. He fought in World War I. He was wounded in action. My father was a great success even though he never had money. He was a very determined man, a great role model.
- Arlen Specter

My mother, Lillie Specter, was an angel and totally uninterested in politics.
- Arlen Specter

Pennsylvania is a very tough state people don't last long in Pennsylvania politics.
- Arlen Specter

People in government and public life are being kicked around at a high rate of speed.
- Arlen Specter

Strong advocacy for education, health care and worker safety will be indispensable if they are to get their fair share of President Bush's austere budget for the next fiscal year.
- Arlen Specter

The best way to reduce the cost of medical care is to reduce the illness.
- Arlen Specter

The First Amendment freedom of religion is as important today as when the Bill of Rights was first written.
- Arlen Specter

The fundamental purpose of government is to protect its citizens.
- Arlen Specter

There is no higher value in our society than integrity.
- Arlen Specter

There's nothing more important than our good health - that's our principal capital asset.
- Arlen Specter

When the students are occupied, they're not juvenile delinquents. I believe that education is a capital investment.
- Arlen Specter

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