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"We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” - Elie Weisel

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor." - Desmond Tutu

"There comes a time when neutrality and laying low become dishonorable. If you’re not in revolt, you’re in cahoots. When this period and your name are mentioned, decades hence, your grandkids will look away in shame." - David Brooks

3 responses to “Corvese, Nardolillo immigration bills don’t fare well in House Judiciary”

  1. Sheila Resseger

    Thank you, Steve, for such thorough reporting. What I would like to know is, what is the source of this bill that Rep. Corvese mentioned here: “Secondly, let’s just say that the source that I got the bill from, I probably should have taken a little bit more time because it was a little- I wanted something broad, maybe not this broad.”

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