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Century Marks

Voices of 2008
Voices of 2008

“I have come to the conclusion after two years of debate on immigration without success that it’s going to take the love of Jesus Christ to bring people together.”
Senator Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa), speaking on the contentious subject of immigration reform

“Try to find another way to help or find your goal. This bomb, this weapons, it’s not good to use it for anybody.”
Omar bin Laden, son of Osama bin Laden, speaking against the violence inspired by his father

“It is clear to me that the problem of torture is like a bone caught in our national throat. We can’t swallow it, but we can’t quite spit it out. And so we are choking on it.”
David Gushee, professor of Christian ethics at Mercer University, on allegations that the Bush administration has condoned the use of torture in interrogations of terrorism suspects

“For the first time in history, we are no longer on top.”


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