Barbara Jordan Quotes

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Barbara Jordan Quotes

Even as I stand here and admit that we have made mistakes I still believe that as the people of America sit in judgment on each party, they will recognize that our mistakes were mistakes of the heart. Theyll recognize that.
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If the society today allows wrongs to go unchallenged, the impression is created that those wrongs have the approval of the majority.

— Barbara Jordan

Do not call for black power or green power. Call for brain power.

— Barbara Jordan

One thing is clear to me: we, as human beings, must be willing to accept people who are different from ourselves.

— Barbara Jordan

We call ourselves public servants but I'll tell you this: we as public servants must set an example for the rest of the nation. It is hypocritical for the public official to admonish and exhort the people to uphold the common good.

— Barbara Jordan

We are a people trying not only to solve the problems of the present: unemployment, inflation ... but we are attempting on a larger scale to fulfill the promise of America.

— Barbara Jordan

I think it no accident that most of those emigrating to America in the 19th century identified with the Democratic Party. We are a heterogeneous party made up of Americans of diverse backgrounds.

— Barbara Jordan

I felt somehow for many years that George Washington and Alexander Hamilton just left me out by mistake. But through the process of amendment, interpretation, and court decision, I have finally been included in 'We, the people.'

— Barbara Jordan

Let there be no illusions about the difficulty of forming this kind of a national community. It's tough, difficult, not easy. But a spirit of harmony will survive in America only if each of us remembers that we share a common destiny.

— Barbara Jordan

A government is invigorated when each of us is willing to participate in shaping the future of this nation.

— Barbara Jordan

There is no executive order; there is no law that can require the American people to form a national community. This we must do as individuals and if we do it as individuals, there is no President of the United States who can veto that decision.

— Barbara Jordan

In other times, I could stand here and give this kind of exposition on the beliefs of the Democratic Party and that would be enough. But today that is not enough. People want more.

— Barbara Jordan

Credibility in immigration policy can be summed up in one sentence: Those who should get in, get in; those who should be kept out, are kept out; and those who should not be here will be required to leave.

— Barbara Jordan

It is both a right and a responsibility of a democratic society to manage immigration so that it serves the national interest.

— Barbara Jordan

If you are dissatisfied with they way things are, then you have got to resolve to change them.

— Barbara Jordan

I never intended to be a run-of-the-mill person.

— Barbara Jordan

One thing is very clear: Illegal immigrants are not entitled to benefits.

— Barbara Jordan

The majority of the American people still believe that every single individual in this country is entitled to just as much respect, just as much dignity, as every other individual.

— Barbara Jordan

When do any of us ever do enough?

— Barbara Jordan

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