Some articles on civil rights, opposed civil rights, opposed, rights:
... racial integration, Smith used his power as chairman of the Rules Committee to keep much civil rights legislation from coming to a vote on the House floor ... When the Civil Rights Act of 1957 came before Smith's committee, Smith said "The Southern people have never accepted the colored race as a race of people who had equal ... Smith delayed passage the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ...
... Virginian Democrat who chaired the House Rules Committee he was a conservative who strongly opposed civil rights laws for blacks ... it a cynical attempt to defeat the bill by someone opposed to both civil rights for blacks and women, or did he support women's rights and was attempting to improve the bill by broadening it to include ... speculate that Smith was trying to embarrass northern Democrats who opposed civil rights for women because the clause was opposed by labor unions ...
Famous quotes containing the words civil rights, rights, opposed and/or civil:
“The right to vote, or equal civil rights, may be good demands, but true emancipation begins neither at the polls nor in courts. It begins in womans soul.”
—Emma Goldman (18691940)
“Is a Bill of Rights a security for [religious liberty]? If there were but one sect in America, a Bill of Rights would be a small protection for liberty.... Freedom derives from a multiplicity of sects, which pervade America, and which is the best and only security for religious liberty in any society. For where there is such a variety of sects, there cannot be a majority of any one sect to oppress and persecute the rest.”
—James Madison (17511836)
“To offend and judge are distinct offices,
And of opposed natures.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)
“Standards of conduct appropriate to civil society or the workings of a democracy cannot be purely and simply applied to the Church.”
—Joseph Ratzinger (b. 1927)