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Ben Nelson Quotes

The security of our nation depends on the men and women who are willing to sacrifice their safety, and possibly their lives, to protect the freedoms the rest of us enjoy.
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#American Politician #Men

At a time when American soldiers around the world risk their lives to protect America from the many threats we face, it is more important than ever that our young people understand the history and values that have guided America through its difficult times in the past and ensured this nation's continuing prosperity.
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#America

I think the media has done and continues to do a remarkable job of telling us what we cannot see.
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#Media

I certainly want campaign finance reform. I just wish this would do it in a way that would stand up to a constitutional challenge.
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#American Politician #Finance

Maybe we can get rid of the phrase minimal hurricane. There is no such thing as a minimal hurricane.
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#Hurricane

Anytime the president visits Nebraska its good for Nebraska.
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#American Politician

We cannot erase what has been done. We can apologize for it. We can express our outrage. We can say to the American people and to the people of the world, this is not our way and we do not condone it, but we cannot change it and we cannot erase it.
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#American Politician

I believe we can have those differences of opinion, hold different views on the issues, serve different constituencies from diverse regions of this great Nation, and we can, in spite of all that, and in many instances because of that, achieve progress in addressing the critical issues of our entire Nation.
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#Believe

There have been two cases of mad cow disease in the United States, one from Canada, ... Statistically, it's nonexistent, in terms of the millions of head of cattle that are sent to slaughter every year.
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#Canada

I'm not averse to helping Wall Street when it helps Main Street.
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#American Politician

The truth of the matter is that it's way too early to talk about extraordinary circumstances. I'm not hearing any of my colleagues talk about it, and I'd rather not hear any of my colleagues on the other side talk about it as well.
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#Circumstances

We can take full comfort in realizing the continuing strength of our nation. America's lands remain radiantly rich with diversity, and freedom still reigns.
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#American Politician #Comfort

I look at ANWR (Artic National Wildlife Refuge) as a poison pill in the energy bill.
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#American Politician #Energy

Our first responders risk their lives to help others. The least we can do is make sure they have the resources they need to do their jobs.
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#American Politician

For many Americans, including many who are employed, going to the doctor when they fall ill or become injured may not be an option because of the absence of health insurance.
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#American Politician

What does it mean to be an American? While each of us may have our own specific answer to that question, we likely can agree on the basic principles of America: freedom, equal opportunity, and rights accompanied by responsibilities.
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#American Politician

Any time the president talks, you listen.
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#American Politician

The fact that it could enter the Gulf as a Category 4 is not good news for Florida because, when it was forecast to be a Category 3, the thinking was it would weaken to a Category 2, ... Now we may have a Category 3, or worse, at landfall. But we have to remember this is the intensity forecast, and it has a lot of uncertainty.
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#News

The fact that it could enter the Gulf as a Category 4 is not good news for Florida because, when it was forecast to be a Category 3, the thinking was it would weaken to a Category 2. Now we may have a Category 3, or worse, at landfall. But we have to remember this is the intensity forecast, and it has a lot of uncertainty.
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#News

First and foremost, it's the ability to share your stories.
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#Ability

Some decisions, like opening a fire hydrant to put out a fire, are easy to make. Other decisions, like deciding how to best distribute a drought-limited water supply among urban, rural and recreational uses, require careful deliberation.
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#Fire

When George Washington was elected president, there was no national vote.
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#American Politician

A democratic and stable Iraq and Afghanistan are essential to our broader efforts to make no place safe for terrorists and to win the War on Terrorism.
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#American Politician

If we cannot agree, then at least we ought to move on.
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Let me be clear. I support the definition of marriage as a union between a man and a woman.
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Amending the U.S. Constitution, the document most sacred to those who love freedom and liberty, is a delicate endeavor and should be done only on the basis of the most clear and convincing evidence that a proposed amendment is necessary.
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