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Capitol Quotes: April 27, 2012

“I am not a conspiracy theorist, but I do believe there are people who are conspiring to destroy the United States.” — Rep. Eddie Farnsworth on his support for SB1507, which would make it illegal for any government entity in Arizona to abide by a non-binding 1992 United Nations declaration on sustainable development.

“It’s not a lifestyle choice that should be respected when they’re forcing underage girls into harems, or when they’re expelling young men so the old men can dominate the young women.” — Attorney General Tom Horne, on a lawmaker’s comments that the Legislature should respect the lifestyle choices of people in the polygamist enclave of Colorado City.

“I have asked and volunteered to appear before any federal grand jury that wishes to hear from me.” — Former County Attorney Andrew Thomas on his request to federal prosecutors who may be investigating possible wrongdoing by him during his time in office.

“Things went south pretty quickly.” — Former Board of Executive Clemency Chairman Duane Belcher on a meeting with a top governor’s aide that turned heated and ended with his firing and a police escort out of the Governor’s Office.

“It’s only illegal if somebody sues you.” — Rep. Steve Court on the prudence of not transmitting bills to the governor, even after final passage.

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