Marion Barry - Quotes

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This is not a sham, not a game. This is the real stuff. ---->>>

I read a funny story about how the Republicans freed the slaves. The Republicans are the ones who created slavery by law in the 1600's. Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves and he was not a Republican. ---->>>

Aside from the murders, DC has one of the lowest crime rates in the country. ---->>>

My greatest work comes in the community. ---->>>

First, it was not a strip bar, it was an erotic club. And second, what can I say? I'm a night owl. ---->>>

Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country. ---->>>

I am clearly more popular than Reagan. I am in my third term. Where's Reagan? Gone after two! Defeated by George Bush and Michael Dukakis no less. ---->>>

What right does Congress have to go around making laws just because they deem it necessary? ---->>>

The laws in this city are clearly racist. All laws are racist. The law of gravity is racist. ---->>>

When you know more, you can do more. ---->>>

I am making this trip to Africa because Washington is an international city, just like Tokyo, Nigeria or Israel. As mayor, I am an international symbol. Can you deny that to Africa? ---->>>

I have to admit I didn't do as much as I should have back when I was mayor, but now we're getting it done. It's not where you've been but where you're going. ---->>>

People blame me because these water mains break, but I ask you, if the water mains didn't break, would it be my responsibility to fix them then? ---->>>

People have criticised me because my security detail is larger than the president's. But you must ask yourself: are there more people who want to kill me than who want to kill the president? I can assure you there are. ---->>>

I promise you a police car on every sidewalk. ---->>>

The brave men who died in Vietnam, more than 100% of which were black, were the ultimate sacrifice. ---->>>

If you take out the killings, Washington actually has a very very low crime rate. ---->>>

I like boxing. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 03-06, 1936
Die: 11-23, 2014
Occupation: Politician

Marion Shepilov Barry, Jr. (March 6, 1936 – November 23, 2014) was an American politician who served as the second Mayor of the District of Columbia from 1979 to 1991, and again as the fourth mayor from 1995 to 1999. A Democrat, Barry had served three tenures on the Council of the District of Columbia, representing as an at-large member from 1975 to 1979 and in Ward 8 from 1993 to 1995, and again from 2005 to 2014 (wikipedia)