39 Total Quotes

Alcee Hastings Quotes

Whether we should have been in Iraq or not, we must do everything we can to make sure we do not send the jihadists a signal that America is weak. I didn't support this war, but I support its appropriate conclusion. That does not include cutting and running.
Alcee Hastings
#Iraq

But if the last five years have taught us anything, it's that this Congress is unwilling to police itself or this administration, ... The only viable option is an independent commission immune from political influence and partisanship.
Alcee Hastings
#Congress

FEMA has lost its focus, and Floridians know first-hand of the agency's shortcomings, ... Natural disaster preparedness and response programs have become trapped in a homeland security bureaucracy
Alcee Hastings
#Disaster

Congress should not be in the business of supporting state-sponsored discrimination.
Alcee Hastings
#Business

[Rep. Alcee Hastings ( news , bio , voting record ), a Democrat from Florida who was elected to Congress after being impeached as a federal judge, said he isn't ruling out a comeback for DeLay.] All politicians have Freddy Krueger-like qualities, ... We can rise again.
Alcee Hastings
#Congress

Nothing in our intelligence suggests that Iraq is ready to attack Washington or Fort Lauderdale,
Alcee Hastings
#Intelligence

[Rep. Alcee Hastings, a Democrat from Florida who was elected to Congress after being impeached as a federal judge, said he isn't ruling out a comeback for DeLay.] All politicians have Freddy Krueger-like qualities, ... We can rise again.
Alcee Hastings
#Congress

because of the overwhelming evidence of official misconduct, deliberate fraud, and an attempt to suppress voter turnout by unlawful means. I felt the necessity, as do my colleagues from the Congressional Black Caucus and other members of the House of Representatives, to object to the kinds of errors against democracy ... that were permitted in the state of Florida.
Alcee Hastings
#Fraud

I have a lot of scars on my back from local politics,
Alcee Hastings
#Politics

[Disaster management] should be coordinated by the federal government, ... It is our exact responsibility.
Alcee Hastings
#Disaster

I'm not any kind of kingmaker or any kind of political machine, ... But I do have allies and I do have friends, and I have throughout my career supported my allies and my friends and I will continue to do that.
Alcee Hastings
#Allies

It pains me to report that progress noted in the pre-election period was undermined by significant deficiencies in the count.
Alcee Hastings
#Progress

It pains me to note that there were a number of significant deficiencies in the vote count by the authorities,
Alcee Hastings
#Authorities

The absence of clear and consistent regulations... will undoubtedly lead to further confusion and unnecessary out-of-pocket expenses to cities and counties in Florida and throughout the country.
Alcee Hastings
#Absence

Generally, until this recent spat, we've had collegiality. Now we're like everyone else. It's a political game.
Alcee Hastings
#Game

The March 19 presidential election does not meet the required international standards for free and fair elections.
Alcee Hastings
#Elections

These elections can only be described as free and fair.
Alcee Hastings
#Elections

As a matter of fact, religious differences are actually exploited to convince people to participate in primarily political conflicts.
Alcee Hastings
#American Politician

Continuing to do nothing in the face of continued threats to our people and our way of life is hardly what the American people elected us to do.
Alcee Hastings
#American Politician

Given the fact that most religions share basic values, it is most unfortunate that religious people can be played off against each other so easily. One possible reason for this may be that people do not know enough about other people's beliefs.
Alcee Hastings
#American Politician

I am convinced that religious and spiritual understanding plays a positive role in facilitating trust and overcoming political differences.
Alcee Hastings
#American Politician

I am pleased to see that many of the world's leaders have publicly recognized that the crisis in the Middle East was deliberately incited by terrorist organizations.
Alcee Hastings
#American Politician

I find it difficult to believe that God would want us to strip the courts of their powers to interpret the laws of this land, albeit with the divergent opinions. I shudder that my colleagues do not understand the dynamics of the Federal judiciary.
Alcee Hastings
#American Politician

If Americans want to see results instead of rhetoric, if taxpayers would like solutions instead of sound bites, and hard work instead of horse trading, I suggest you take a short look, and it won't take much longer, at the accomplishments of this Congress.
Alcee Hastings
#American Politician

If today is anything like the typical day of the past 3 years, three American soldiers will die in Iraq or Afghanistan, the Taliban will get a little stronger in Afghanistan and the civil war will continue to be enhanced in Iraq.
Alcee Hastings
#American Politician

Moreover, I want us to urge political and religious leaders, and all peoples of the world, to move forward in a conciliatory spirit, to deal with religious matters in a responsible and balanced way, and to focus on their common grounds.
Alcee Hastings
#American Politician

Mr. Speaker, I am deeply concerned that many regions of this world are suffering from the effects of armed conflicts with religious aspects. I believe that the differences of faith are not the real reason for these conflicts.
Alcee Hastings
#American Politician

Nearly 60 years ago, the international community made a commitment to put an end to the crime of genocide by ratifying the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.
Alcee Hastings
#American Politician

Not just Christians and Jews, but also Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus and the followers of many other religions believe in values like peace, respect, tolerance and dignity. These are values that bring people together and enable us to build responsible and solid communities.
Alcee Hastings
#American Politician

The actions of the terrorist organizations, Hezbollah, in Lebanon, and Hamas, in Gaza, against Israel are unconscionable. Instead of working towards peace, these terrorist organizations have chosen to perpetuate the violence.
Alcee Hastings
#American Politician