"We can play politics, or we can reduce crime."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Bobby Scott on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Bobby Scott on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Bobby Scott on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Bobby Scott on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Bobby Scott on Joseph Stalin
"Each year over 2,500 commercial vessels enter the Port of Hampton Roads alone, so adequate funding for port security is a significant issue for those of us who live in Richmond and Hampton Roads."
"No one should be denied the opportunity to get an education and increase their earning potential based solely on their inability to pay for a college education."
"Studies have shown that inmate participation in education, vocational and job training, prison work skills development, drug abuse, mental health and other treatment programs, all reduce recidivism, significantly."
"Unfortunately, the elimination of incentives such as parole, good time credits and funding for college courses, means that fewer inmates participate in and excel in literacy, education, treatment and other development programs."
"In the Brown decision, the United States Supreme Court unanimously struck down the legal and moral footing of racially segregated public education in this country."