IFAS | Freedom Writer | Summer 2001 | quotes.html

Notable Quotes

"The Lord said, 'Spare the rod, spoil the child,' and I think He knows a lot more than those bleeding-heart liberals."
Police Chief Pat Ebarb, commenting on the case of Judy Rials, a Louisiana school principal sued for paddling students. Principal Rials keeps the Ten Commandments posted behind her desk. In fact, "spare the rod and spoil the child" is not found in the Bible. (Quoted in The New York Times, May 3, 2001)

"It made me ashamed of the Legislature. It was one of the few times in this building I have been ashamed." Vermont's Governor Howard Dean, referring to an amendment in the Vermont House of Representatives that would declare gay and lesbian relationships a "health hazard." (Vermont Press Bureau, May 17, 2001)

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