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James L. Buckley

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This source of corruption, alas, is inherent in the democratic system itself, and it can only be controlled, if at all, by finding ways to encourage legislators to subordinate ambition to principle.

— James L. Buckley

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Given the difficulty of resisting such temptations over the longer run, a proper concern for the welfare of congressional souls may well be the ultimate argument in favor of term limitations.

— James L. Buckley

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I had hoped that the current presidential campaign debates might educate the public as to what is really involved in the ongoing controversy over campaign financing.

— James L. Buckley

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If enough people openly engage in conduct once considered reprehensible, we rewrite the rule book and assume that God, as a good democrat, will go along.

— James L. Buckley

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In rendering its decision in our case, the Supreme Court equated money with speech because these days it takes the first to make yourself heard.

— James L. Buckley

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Moreover, we are showing a dismaying tendency to recast God in Man's image.

— James L. Buckley

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Once it becomes impossible for members of Congress to make a career of legislative service, the temptation to bend a vote for whatever reason may yield to the better angels of their nature.

— James L. Buckley

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The Court made an exception, however, in the case of candidates contributing to their own campaigns because of the rather reasonable presumption that a candidate is incapable of corrupting himself.

— James L. Buckley

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The kind of corruption the media talk about, the kind the Supreme Court was concerned about, involves the putative sale of votes in exchange for campaign contributions.

— James L. Buckley

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Under the circumstances, may I suggest another means of encouraging probity in elective office. I refer to term limitations, which can serve ends beyond that of saving congressional souls.

— James L. Buckley

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Moynihan went on to defeat Buckley 54% to 45%. Political career
In 1968 Buckley challenged liberal Republican Senator Jacob K. and the uncle of Christopher Taylor Buckley.

" He successfully challenged the constitutionality of a law limiting campaign spending in Congressional races. Buckley also introduced landmark legislation enacted by Congress to protect student records — the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) — as well as the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) which requires parent consent prior to administration of student surveys on any of eight sensitive topics. In between Buckley held a number of other positions including as president of Radio Free Europe in the mid-1980s.

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