"Supercookies are legal, but I don't think they should be."
"I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five."Joe Barton on Steven Wright
"Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery."Joe Barton on Calvin Coolidge
"A successful lawsuit is the one worn by a policeman."Joe Barton on Robert Frost
"Make crime pay. Become a lawyer."Joe Barton on Will Rogers
"Justice in the life and conduct of the State is possible only as first it resides in the hearts and souls of the citizens."Joe Barton on Plato
"The American flag is an enduring symbol of liberty, democracy, and justice. It is fitting that the House act to protect it as we approach our nation's birthday, and as our men and women in uniform rally behind it in Iraq's battlefields."
"I tell my environmental friends that they have won. Every issue we look at from an energy perspective is now also looked at from an environmental perspective."
"Our flag honors those who have fought to protect it, and is a reminder of the sacrifice of our nation's founders and heroes. As the ultimate icon of America's storied history, the Stars and Stripes represents the very best of this nation."
"Now, if you're Al Gore, you can afford $10 a pop for squiggly-pig-tailed fluorescent light bulbs. But if you're mainstream America, two or three kids, mom and dad working outside the home, that's not a very good deal."