"I will continue to push for doubling the strength of the U.S. Border Patrol, and to make sure that every cargo container that enters this nation is screened for radiation and potential weapons of mass destruction."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Nick Lampson on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Nick Lampson on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Nick Lampson on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Nick Lampson on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Nick Lampson on Ernest Hemingway
"Any veteran can tell you it is already hard enough to see a doctor down at the VA and get the health care they were promised when they signed up to serve this country."
"Today, I will vote in support of the Marriage Protection Amendment. I shall do so because like President Bush, I strongly believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman."
"But this Veterans Day, I believe we should do more than sing the praises of the bravery and patriotism that our veterans have embodied in the past. We should take this opportunity to re-evaluate how we are treating our veterans in the present."
"We are telling veterans they must sacrifice to pay for the pet projects and contracts to campaign donors of powerful members of Congress."
"Such an arrangement would provide Taiwan and China with a forum for dialogue whereby they may forge closer ties based on mutual understanding and respect, leading to permanent peace in the Taiwan Strait."