Quotations on Civil liberties

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Even though some in our government may claim that civil liberties must be compromised in order to protect the public, we must be wary of what we are giving up in the name of fighting terrorism.
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Keywords: Government, Civil liberties, Fighting, Giving, May, Name, Order, Public, Terrorism)

But 18 years after the passage of the Civil Liberties Act, there still remains unfinished work to completely rectify and close this regrettable chapter in our Nation's history.
- Xavier Becerra
(Keywords: History, Work, Act, Civil liberties, Nation, Years)

For some reason, I seem to be bothered whenever I see acts of injustice and assaults on people's civil liberties. I imagine what I write in the future will follow in that vein. Whether it's fiction or non-fiction.
- Iris Chang
(Keywords: People, Civil liberties, Fiction, Future, Injustice, Reason, Will)

Terrorism is escalating to the point that Americans soon may have to choose between civil liberties and more intrusive means of protection.
- William S. Cohen
(Keywords: Americans, Civil liberties, May, Protection, Terrorism)

Well, take the evolution of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. It began as hackers' rights. Then it became general civil liberties of everybody - government stay away.
- Esther Dyson
(Keywords: Government, Civil liberties, Evolution, Rights)

For as Jews, the problem happens to be more urgent and vital than for others; because the destruction of religion on America will involve the destruction also of the religious training of freedom; and with that our civil liberties.
- Louis Finkelstein
(Keywords: Religion, America, Civil liberties, Destruction, Freedom, Religious, Training, Will)

I was on the state board of directors of the American Civil Liberties Union.
- Betty Hill
(Keywords: American, Civil liberties, State)

Americans need to understand the significance of having their civil liberties dismantled. It doesn't just affect terrorists and foreigners, it affects us all.
- Bianca Jagger
(Keywords: Americans, Civil liberties, Foreigners)

I believe that successfully addressing our national security needs while protecting our basic freedoms and civil liberties requires continual Congressional oversight, and I will continue to work to assert the role of this body in carrying out this grave responsibility.
- Patrick J. Kennedy
(Keywords: Work, Body, Civil liberties, Grave, National security, Needs, Responsibility, Will)

America will be far safer if we reduce the chances of a terrorist attack in one of our cities than if we diminish the civil liberties of our own people.
- Nancy Pelosi
(Keywords: People, America, Cities, Civil liberties, Will)

I finally had to go to the American Civil Liberties Union here in northern California to get my reply published to what I considered to be a hatchet job done by Stanley Crouch.
- Ishmael Reed
(Keywords: American, Civil liberties, Job)

We will not let terrorists change our way of life; we will not live in fear; and we will not undermine the civil liberties that characterize our Democracy.
- Adam Schiff
(Keywords: Change, Life, Fear, Civil liberties, Democracy, Will)

I chose America as my home because I value freedom and democracy, civil liberties and an open society.
- George Soros
(Keywords: Home, Society, America, Civil liberties, Democracy, Freedom, Open, Value)

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