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Cry Wolf Quotes

The Community Relations Service would be another pro-civil rights Federal agency attempting to make people do what the policy of the Federal Government demanded that they do. Moreover, in title II of the bill, this Service is made an agent of the court without due thought as to the effect on legal and judicial procedures.

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John Sparkman (D-AL)
06/18/1964 | Full Details | Law(s): Civil Rights Act of 1964

[Government intervention would mean dealing with] a pestilential lot of spies, meddlers, and informers. The Federal Government was not created for the purpose of cutting your toe nails or corns. I believe there are millions of old women, white and black, who know more about good victuals and good eating than my friend Doctor Wiley and all his apothecary shop.

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Representative William Adamson (D-GA)

Unwise because it is an unnecessary extension of Federal power and would seem to be a step toward the deprecation of State sovereignty. I am one who still believes in the American system of Government the States have important functions and that State sovereignty is a fundamental and inherent principal of the American democracy.

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West Virginia’s Democratic Governor, Homer Holt, testimony, Subcommittee of the Committee on Mines and Mining.
06/11/1940 | Full Details | Law(s): Mine Safety Act of 1941

[The Fair Labor Standards Act] will destroy small industry….[these ideas are] the product of those whose thinking is rooted in an alien philosophy and who are bent upon the destruction of our whole constitutional system and the setting up of a red-labor communistic despotism upon the ruins of our Christian civilization.

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Representative Edward Cox (D-GA). 1938.
04/21/1938 | Full Details | Law(s): Fair Labor Standards Act