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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
Ensuring Tax Exempt Organizations The Right To Appeal Act May 20, 2015
Rand Paul, R-KY
"That all men are by nature equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a state of society, they cannot by any compact deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety."
Passage Of The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act May 13, 2015
Trent Franks, R-AZ
"He reminded those he called posterity that when in the distant future some man, some faction, some interest, should set up the doctrine that some were not entitled to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness that “their posterity”—that is us, Mr. Speaker—“their posterity might look up again to the Declaration of Independence and take courage to renew the battle which their Fathers began.”"
Protecting Volunteer Firefighters And Emergency Responders Act— Continued April 28, 2015
Angus King, I-ME
"I think we are embarking upon an important and solemn project here that can have enormous ramifications for ourselves and for our posterity."
Department Of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015—Motion To Proceed—Continued February 24, 2015
Michael Bennet, D-CO
"I know there are profound disagreements about whether the Federal, State or local government should serve our kids and how. I am even sympathetic, believe me, as a former school superintendent, to many arguments about how poorly Washington is often situated to help. But surely as a nation, one way or another, we have a moral obligation. That is our legacy as Americans “in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, ensure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity… . ”"
Balanced Budget Amendment February 12, 2015
Daniel Coats, R-IN
"There is no reliable check on this process of intergenerational theft. It is politically prudent, even popular, and this political calculation will not change, will never permanently change without some kind of systematic institutional counterweight, without some measure to give posterity a voice in our affairs. Nothing, in my view, will permanently change until the accumulation of popular debt is a violation of our oath to the Constitution. Perverse incentives of the current system will not be altered until the system itself is altered, until our political interests are balanced by the weighty words of a constitutional amendment. It would be a much needed balance."

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