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" And I don't think that government has a role in telling people how to live their lives. Maybe a minister does, maybe your belief in God does, maybe there's another set of moral codes, but I don't think government has a role. "
" And I thank God I believe in God, or I would probably be enormously angry right now. "
" Any discrimination, like sharp turns in a road, becomes critical because of the tremendous speed at which we are traveling into the high-tech world of a service economy. "
" But I know that the vote of 9 out of 10 black Americans for the Democratic Party or for leftist kinds of policies just is not reflective of their opinions. "
" But what I believe is that if a person's individual rights or right to be a part of our economic system is violated under statute, we aggressively go after it. But we don't issue mandates to businesses that you've got to do this and you've got to do that. "
" Even as someone who's labeled a conservative - I'm a Republican I'm black, I'm heading up this organization in the Reagan administration - I can say that conservatives don't exactly break their necks to tell blacks that they're welcome. "
" Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot. "
" I certainly have some very strong libertarian leanings, yes. "
" I'd been very partial to Malcolm X, particularly his self-help teachings. "
" I'd grown up fearing the lynch mobs of the Ku Klux Klan; as an adult I was starting to wonder if I'd been afraid of the wrong white people all along - where I was being pursued not by bigots in white robes, but by left-wing zealots draped in flowing sanctimony. "
" I disagree with the prevailing point of view of some black leaders that special treatment for blacks is acceptable. "
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" I don't believe in quotas. America was founded on a philosophy of individual rights, not group rights. "
" I don't know one of my friends who is considered a conservative who has not had to go back and thoroughly think through everything. You do a lot of soul-searching - 'cause we are not going to win any popularity contests. "
" I do think that our freedoms are at risk. "
" If I were a black liberal, I would be hailed, I guess. But I'm not. I mean, I think for myself. I want to make my own decisions. "
" I grew up in a religious environment, and I'm proud of it. I was going to be a priest; I'm proud of it. And I thank God I believe in God, or I would probably be enormously angry right now. "
" I have to admit that I'm one of those people that thinks the dishwasher is a miracle. "
" I hear people say it affected your self-esteem to be segregated. It never affected mine. "
" I still have a 15¢ sticker on the frame of my law degree. It's tainted, so I just leave it in the basement. "
" I tend to really be partial to Ayn Rand, and to The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. "
" I think Juan stopped short - he got halfway to the destination and got off the train. He is certainly an excellent writer and a good person, but I'm not a nationalist. "
" I think segregation is bad, I think it's wrong, it's immoral. I'd fight against it with every breath in my body, but you don't need to sit next to a white person to learn how to read and write. The NAACP needs to say that. "
" I think, though, if I had to look at the role of government and what it does in people's lives, I see the EEOC as having much more legitimacy than the others, if properly run. "
" It really bugs me that someone will tell me, after I spent 20 years being educated, how I'm supposed to think. "
" It's fascinating that people, there's so many people now who will make judgments based on what you look like. I'm black. So I'm supposed to think a certain way. I'm supposed to have certain opinions. I don't do that. You don't create a box and put people in and then make a lot of generalizations about them. "
" It would seem that some black people want to say that when you, as a black, become successful, you cease to be black. That's ridiculous. "
" I've probably given more speeches, been on TV more than any other member of the Court - or almost any other member of the Court. "
" I was Catholic. You talk about a minority within a minority within a minority: a black Catholic in Savannah, GA. "
" I was never a liberal. I was radical. I was cynical. I was negative. But, I was never a liberal. I always saw that as too lukewarm for me. "
" I was sympathetic to virtually all groups that wanted to get away from the old system. "
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