„This is a moral debate. It is about who we are.“

As quoted in "Bin Laden's death and the debate over torture" (11 May 2011), The Washington Post
2010s, 2011
Kontext: This is a moral debate. It is about who we are. I don’t mourn the loss of any terrorist’s life. What I do mourn is what we lose when by official policy or official neglect we confuse or encourage those who fight this war for us to forget that best sense of ourselves. Through the violence, chaos and heartache of war, through deprivation and cruelty and loss, we are always Americans, and different, stronger and better than those who would destroy us.

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„For the Scepticism, as I said, is not intellectual only; it is moral also; a chronic atrophy and disease of the whole soul. A man lives by believing something; not by debating and arguing about many things.“

—  Thomas Carlyle Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher 1795 - 1881

1840s, Heroes and Hero-Worship (1840), The Hero as Man of Letters

„This [origins debate] isn't really, and never has been, a debate about science, it's about religion and philosophy.“

—  Phillip E. Johnson American Law clerk 1940 - 2019

World Magazine, 30 November 1996
1990s

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„This is a small country with limited resources. Can we afford the time spent on endless debates about ethnicity and identity?“

—  Joni Madraiwiwi Fijian politician 1957 - 2016

Opening address to the Tourism Forum at the Sheraton Resort, 7 July 2005.

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„I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration, somehow you're not patriotic, and we should stand up and say, "We are Americans and we have a right to debate and disagree with any administration!"“

—  Hillary Clinton American politician, senator, Secretary of State, First Lady 1947

April 28, 2003 at the annual Democratic Party Jefferson-Jackson-Bailey Day fund raising dinner in Connecticut.
Senate years (2001 – January 19, 2007)

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„I do admit to mocking atheists, because mockery is a legitimate form of debate according to my rule Book. God Himself mocks evil men who refuse His moral government“

—  Ray Comfort New Zealand-born Christian minister and evangelist 1949

see Proverbs 1:26-27
[Nothing Created Everything: The Scientific Impossibility of Atheistic Evolution, 2009-09-22, WorldNetDaily, Los Angeles, 9781935071235, 2009931567, 90, http://books.google.com/books?id=1wqMdLiV970C&pg=PA90]
edit of statement in * Cruelty and hatred
Atheist Central
2009-04-27
http://raycomfortfood.blogspot.com/2009/04/cruelty-and-hatred.html
2011-10-21

„Thanks Diane. I hope we can all agree that this debate should be about Syria not UK party politics“

—  Jo Cox UK politician 1974 - 2016

Response in Twitter to Diane Abbott after she called Cox and John Woodcock 'sad' for backing military action against the wishes of Jeremy Corbyn — Furious Labour MPs accuse Diane Abbott of 'bullying' over Syria vote http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/11925253/Furious-Labour-MPs-accuse-Diane-Abbott-of-bullying-over-Syria-vote.html (11 October 2015)

„We live entirely under enemy rule, and it is futile, as well as destructive, to debate or even care about what goes on in "their" system.“

—  David Lane (white nationalist) American white supremacist, convicted felon 1938 - 2007

Drugs and Governments
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„Five lawyers have closed the debate and enacted their own vision of marriage as a matter of constitutional law… Just who do we think we are?“

—  John Roberts Chief Justice of the United States 1955

Dissent on Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling — Obergefell v. Hodges, 576 U.S. ___ (2015)

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„I think it's fair to say, this is not your typical election. It’s not just a choice between parties or policies; the usual debates between left and right. This is a more fundamental choice — about who we are as a people, and whether we stay true to this great American experiment in self-government.“

—  Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961

2016, DNC Address (July 2016)
Kontext: I think it's fair to say, this is not your typical election. It’s not just a choice between parties or policies; the usual debates between left and right. This is a more fundamental choice — about who we are as a people, and whether we stay true to this great American experiment in self-government.
Look, we Democrats have always had plenty of differences with the Republican Party, and there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s precisely this contest of idea that pushes our country forward. But what we heard in Cleveland last week wasn’t particularly Republican — and it sure wasn’t conservative. What we heard was a deeply pessimistic vision of a country where we turn against each other, and turn away from the rest of the world. There were no serious solutions to pressing problems — just the fanning of resentment, and blame, and anger, and hate.
And that is not the America I know. The America I know is full of courage, and optimism, and ingenuity. The America I know is decent and generous.

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„A man lives by believing something; not by debating and arguing about many things.“

—  Thomas Carlyle Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher 1795 - 1881

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„True beauty is about who you are as a human being, your principles, your moral compass.“

—  Ellen DeGeneres American stand-up comedian, television host, and actress 1958

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„We may think as we like theoretically, about man’s freedom of action, we must practically start from it as the foundation of the moral law, for only under this condition is social morality possible.“

—  Eduard Bernstein German politician 1850 - 1932

Quelle: "Evolutionary Socialism" (1899) https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/bernstein/works/1899/evsoc/index.htm, Chapter III, The Tasks and Possibilities of Social Democracy

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„The creation of space incorporates the debate about the dialogue between dream and reality. We must use the hidden surrealistic potential of our environment to awaken basic emotions.“

—  Justus Dahinden Swiss architect 1925

Raumgebung beinhaltet die Auseinandersetzung mit dem dialogischen Verhältnis von Traum und Wirklichkeit. Wir müssen das surrealistische Potenzial ausschöpfen, welches in unserer Umwelt verborgen ist. Es lassen sich damit Basisgefühle wecken.
Man and Space - Mensch und Raum 2005

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„We have overwhelming evidence that the climate is changing. That you cannot tie any one event to that is not the same as doubt about the whole thing. There is no debate in the scientific community.“

—  Bill Nye American science educator, comedian, television host, actor, writer, scientist and former mechanical engineer 1955

[NewsBank, Bill Nye , ‘the science guy,’ vs. Marsh Blackburn, the climate change skeptic congresswoman, Knoxville News Sentinel: Blogs, Knoxville, Tennessee, February 17, 2014]

„On Fox News, the Geraldo-thing is at Columbia University, interviewing students — fresh-faced, naïve fools, fetishizing “debate” with a beast who will celebrate their deaths, and use their idiocy to bring it about.“

—  Charles Foster Johnson American musician 1953

September 23, 2007 http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=27185_Columbia_Students-_Clueless_and_Proud_of_It&only

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„Never, ever did I think that there would be a debate in this arid country about which was more important – gas or water. We can survive without gas. We cannot live without water.“

—  Lewis Pugh Environmental campaigner, maritime lawyer and endurance swimmer 1969

Speaking & Features, Standing Up To Goliath

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