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House Proceeding 11-06-09 on Nov 6th, 2009 :: 5:10:15 to 5:11:25
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Trent Franks

5:10:15 to 5:10:35( Edit History Discussion )

Trent Franks: commissioner and we shall not be able to buy anything else. . mr. franks: you kno hoekstra, the reality of that word shall should be point the out -- should be pointed out as to what what means in this place. shall is the preeminent word of

Trent Franks

5:10:15 to 5:11:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Trent Franks

Trent Franks

5:10:36 to 5:10:56( Edit History Discussion )

Trent Franks: law. that is, if there's any single word that makes law, it's the word shall in this place. you can say may, that's permissive. shall or shall not, those are the key crux of all law in a sense. and it's astonishing to me that we forget that law is force.

Trent Franks

5:10:57 to 5:11:17( Edit History Discussion )

Trent Franks: i had a friend many years ago that was in the state senate and he said, always remember, law is the gun. he had a big world war ii on his desk and he said, the law is the gun. it is force. and the word shall is what puts

Trent Franks

5:11:18 to 5:11:31( Edit History Discussion )

Trent Franks: force to it. when you have the word shall 3,425 times in this bill, that' a lot of force.

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