"We're not trying to harass the average American. We need to convert this now to a risk-based system, with TSA concentrating and focusing on intelligence, on security, setting up again the parameters of which we do this."
"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."John Mica on Albert Einstein
"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."John Mica on Albert Einstein
"Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."John Mica on Albert Einstein
"Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them."John Mica on Albert Einstein
"We should take care not to make the intellect our god it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."John Mica on Albert Einstein
"Other countries, such as Israel, successfully employ behavior detection techniques at their airports, but the bloated, ineffective bureaucracy of TSA has produced another security failure for U.S. transportation systems."
"Well, again, a gun sale database is just trying to get the Department of Justice to keep track of the guns that they're purchasing and supplying to drug dealers and murderers. I mean, wow. Come on, let's get the government under control before we start restricting the rights of - innocent citizens."
"Yes, I do agree we need health care reform however, this bill badly misses the mark. Congress can and must do better for the American people."
"They've just gone over the line in my opinion, and again, there's a proper time for a pat down, there's a proper time for an advanced technology body search, but it has to be done with some thought."