Quotes by Ben Nelson

A democratic and stable Iraq and Afghanistan are essential to our broader efforts to make no place safe for terrorists and to win the War on Terrorism.
– Ben Nelson
Amending the U.S. Constitution, the document most sacred to those who love freedom and liberty, is a delicate endeavor and should be done only on the basis of the most clear and convincing evidence that a proposed amendment is necessary.
– Ben Nelson
Any time the president talks, you listen.
– Ben Nelson
Anytime the president visits Nebraska its good for Nebraska.
– Ben Nelson
At a time when American soldiers around the world risk their lives to protect America from the many threats we face, it is more important than ever that our young people understand the history and values that have guided America through its difficult times in the past and ensured this nation's continuing prosperity.
– Ben Nelson
For many Americans, including many who are employed, going to the doctor when they fall ill or become injured may not be an option because of the absence of health insurance.
– Ben Nelson
I believe we can have those differences of opinion, hold different views on the issues, serve different constituencies from diverse regions of this great Nation, and we can, in spite of all that, and in many instances because of that, achieve progress in addressing the critical issues of our entire Nation.
– Ben Nelson
I look at ANWR (Artic National Wildlife Refuge) as a poison pill in the energy bill.
– Ben Nelson
If we cannot agree, then at least we ought to move on.
– Ben Nelson
Let me be clear. I support the definition of marriage as a union between a man and a woman.
– Ben Nelson
Let us join with the Iraqi people in building a new Iraq, one that is founded not on the abuses of Abu Ghraib but on the hope for tomorrow. We can share the values together to eliminate abuse, to eliminate these atrocities and to set the record straight for the rest of the world.
– Ben Nelson
Our first responders risk their lives to help others. The least we can do is make sure they have the resources they need to do their jobs.
– Ben Nelson
Some decisions, like opening a fire hydrant to put out a fire, are easy to make. Other decisions, like deciding how to best distribute a drought-limited water supply among urban, rural and recreational uses, require careful deliberation.
– Ben Nelson
The heroes who emerged first from the rubble of the September 11 attacks were not politicians or generals and they didn't become household names in the months that followed. They were, instead, public servants who continued to work day in and day out to protect our communities and ensure 'hometown security.'
– Ben Nelson
The security of our nation depends on the men and women who are willing to sacrifice their safety, and possibly their lives, to protect the freedoms the rest of us enjoy.
– Ben Nelson
We can take full comfort in realizing the continuing strength of our nation. America's lands remain radiantly rich with diversity, and freedom still reigns.
– Ben Nelson
We cannot erase what has been done. We can apologize for it. We can express our outrage. We can say to the American people and to the people of the world, this is not our way and we do not condone it, but we cannot change it and we cannot erase it.
– Ben Nelson
What does it mean to be an American? While each of us may have our own specific answer to that question, we likely can agree on the basic principles of America: freedom, equal opportunity, and rights accompanied by responsibilities.
– Ben Nelson
When George Washington was elected president, there was no national vote.
– Ben Nelson
When it comes to making decisions, I will come down on the side of Nebraska every time. If I have to choose between the White House and the farmhouse, I choose the farmhouse.
– Ben Nelson