"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."
"God gave us the gift of life it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well."Joe Barton on Voltaire
"The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate."Joe Barton on Oprah Winfrey
"My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me."Joe Barton on Jim Valvano
"I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity."Joe Barton on Eleanor Roosevelt
"The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance."Joe Barton on Brian Tracy
"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."
"Supercookies are legal, but I don't think they should be."
"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."