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" A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved. He inspires the power and energy to get it done. "
" We must strive to become good ancestors. "
" Our founders did not oust George III in order for us to crown Richard I. "
" Turn on to politics, or politics will turn on you. "
" Up against the corporate government, voters find themselves asked to choose between look-alike candidates from two parties vying to see who takes the marching orders from their campaign paymasters and their future employers. The money of vested interest nullifies genuine voter choice and trust. "
" I once said to my father, when I was a boy, 'Dad we need a third political party.' He said to me, 'I'll settle for a second.' "
" I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. "
" If God hadn't meant for us to eat sugar, he wouldn't have invented dentists. "
" For almost seventy years the life insurance industry has been a smug sacred cow feeding the public a steady line of sacred bull. "
" No presidential candidate should visit Las Vegas without condemning organized gambling. "
" John D. Rockefeller wanted to dominate oil, but Microsoft wants it all, you name it: cable, media, banking, car dealerships. "
" The liberal intelligentsia has allowed its party to become a captive of corporate interests. "
" Your best teacher is your last mistake. "
" A society that has more justice is a society that needs less charity. "
" President Reagan was elected on the promise of getting government off the backs of the people and now he demands that government wrap itself around the waists of the people. "
" The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. "
" The only difference between the Republican and Democratic parties is the velocities with which their knees hit the floor when corporations knock on their door. That's the only difference. "
" The 'democracy gap' in our politics and elections spells a deep sense of powerlessness by people who drop out, do not vote, or listlessly vote for the 'least worst' every four years and then wonder why after every cycle the 'least worst' gets worse. "
" Once you don't vote your ideals... that has serious undermining affects. It erodes the moral basis of our democracy. "
" Every time I see something terrible, it's like I see it at age 19. I keep a freshness that way. "
" Like sex in Victorian England, the reality of Big Business today is our big dirty secret. "
" There can be no daily democracy without daily citizenship. "
" The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun. "
" It is fascinating to watch legislators turn away from their usual corporate grips when they hear the growing thunder of the people. "
" I don't think meals have any business being deductible. I'm for separation of calories and corporations. "