Child labor

Child labor

Cry Wolf Quotes

I think you cannot write a law for every extreme situation. We just have to write the best law we can that has common sense in it.

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Jane Cunningham, state senator from Missouri (R )
02/23/2011 | Full Details | Law(s): Child labor

The hour restrictions are so tight. There are many jobs where you can work after 9 p.m.

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Jane Cunningham, state senator from Missouri (R )
02/15/2011 | Full Details | Law(s): Child labor

As reprehensible as child labor is, and as much as it ought to be abandoned — that's something that has to be done by state legislators, not by Members of Congress. This may sound harsh, but it was designed to be that way. It was designed to be a little bit harsh. Not because we like harshness for the sake of harshness, but because we like a clean division of power, so that everybody understands whose job it is to regulate what.

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U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT)
01/14/2011 | Full Details | Law(s): Child labor

It is likely enough that many of these child laborers will grow into capitalists and become "too rich," like their present oppressors.

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A New York Sun editorial. Only date available: 1907.
01/01/1907 | Full Details | Law(s): Child labor