"Protect IP (PIPA) and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) are a step towards a different kind of Internet. They are a step towards an Internet in which those with money and lawyers and access to power have a greater voice than those who don't."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Ron Wyden on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Ron Wyden on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Ron Wyden on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Ron Wyden on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Ron Wyden on Booker T. Washington
"The Internet has changed the way we communicate with each other, the way we learn about the world and the way we conduct business."
"As Members of Congress we can now engage with our constituents via online innovations like the Huffington Post, while a small business in rural Oregon can use the Internet to find customers around the world."
"Like any business, the oil industry runs on the basic premise of supply and demand. The more supply - the lower the price. The higher the demand - the higher price. In other words, the more people who can buy oil, the higher the price of oil."
"Police departments no longer have to pay overtime or divert resources from other projects to find out where an individual goes - all they have to do is place a tracking device on someone's car or ask a cell phone company for that individual's location history and the technology does the work for them."
"If China is helping its domestic industries charge an artificially low price for solar panels and other environmental goods, then China is violating international trade rules that it agreed to when it became a member of the World Trade Organization."