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Quotations in the News

December 15, 2015

“All of us may find ourselves eating a slave-made product without knowing it, but once we know it, we all have a moral obligation, I believe, to make a personal decision to boycott it.” — Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., as U.S. officials and human rights activists called on Americans to stop buying fish and shrimp tied to supply chains in Thailand, where The Associated Press has found slaves are forced to work in the seafood industry.


“When you’re in war, you have to take steps that are not American to protect yourself and defend the country.” — Margaret Shontz, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, who supports Donald Trump’s proposal to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the United States until flaws in the immigration system are fixed.


“Well, in the ’70s nobody knew what to anticipate. Nobody had ever seen anything like it. Now we have to live up to what the first films delivered.” — Harrison Ford to Starwars.com as the “The Force Awakens” made its world premiere, heralding the return of “Star Wars” after a decade-long absence from the big screen.

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