There is no "slippery slope" toward loss of liberty, only a long staircase where each step down must first be tolerated by the American people and their leaders.
As quoted in The New York Times (26 September 1982)
If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don't have integrity, nothing else matters.Alan K. Simpson
I have had the rich satisfaction of knowing and working with many openly gay and lesbian Americans, and I have come to realize that "gay" is an artificial category when it comes to measuring a man or woman's on-the-job performance or commitment to shared goals. It says little about the person. Our differences and prejudices pale next to our historic challenge.Alan K. Simpson
Any education that matters is liberal. All the saving truths, all the healing graces that distinguish a good education from a bad one or a full education from a half-empty one are contained in that word.Alan K. Simpson
An educated man is thoroughly inoculated against humbug, thinks for himself and tries to give his thoughts, in speech or on paper, some style.Alan K. Simpson
I look forward to the day when I can be Republican again. I'm an Alan Simpson Republican.Alan K. Simpson
We've got only one thing to say: "Klaatu barada nikto."Alan K. Simpson