The main thing I want in a presidential candidate is someone who will fight for the working class of this nation against right wing efforts to repeal much of the last 100 years of gains. I am not sure that ANY statement can convince me. We have someone in there today who said lots of great things and makes lots of terrific statements only to cave in to the interests of the rich and corporations when push comes to shove.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
It's absurd how many people realize the futility of voting yet continue to do so.
"I do not claim that every incident in the history of empire can be explained in directly economic terms. Economic interests are filtered through a political process, policies are implemented by a complex state apparatus, and the whole system generates its own momentum."
A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years.
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"No religion is true, but some religion, any religion, is politically necessary. Law and morality are insufficient for the large majority of men. Obedience to the law and to the morals are insufficient for making men happy. […]Law and morality are therefore in need of being supplemented by divine rewards and punishments."
Remember when the Tea Party said they'd make everyone do away with earmarks? Yeah, until earmarks found their way into authorization and appropriations bills...with at least some if not most of the Tea Party caucus members themselves as culprits.
The Truth About Tytler"Attributed to ALEXANDER FRASER TYTLER, LORD WOODHOUSELEE. Unverified."
Alexander Fraser Tytler - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaAlexander Fraser Tytler, Lord Woodhouselee (15 October 1747 - 5 January 1813) was a Scottish-born British lawyer, writer, and professor. Tytler was also a historian, and for some years was Professor of Universal History, and Greek and Roman Antiquities, in the University of Edinburgh. Tytler's other titles included Senator of the College of Justice, and George Commissioner of Justiciary in Scotland
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I would like a candidate that says, "I don't know what is going on in D.C., but I will find out, tell you about it, and try to fix it."