Some quotes that fit the moment

Some quotes that fit the moment February 6, 2020

I always voted at my party’s call, and I never thought of thinking for myself at all.

— The words of Sir Joseph Porter, First Lord of the Admiralty, in the Gilbert & Sullivan musical, HMS Pinafore, on how he achieved his high position.

 

It is only natural for unbridled partisanship unrestrained by allegiance to a greater cause, to lead to chaos.

— George Washington

 

Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.

— John Quincy Adams — Mitt Romney, take note.

 

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.

— Plato – a message to Democratic voters

 

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man’s oldest exercises in moral philosophy: that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.

— John Kenneth Gailbraith — the result is climate change denial, white supremacy, nationalism, and opposition to taxes and welfare programs.

 

One tell-tale sign of a Wingnut: they always confuse partisanship with patriotism.

— John Avlon

 

The Senate used to be a place of great debate and accomplishment. Now it is run like a dictatorship, shutting out the voices of millions of Americans.

— John Conryn —Ironic that a Republican Senator from Texas said this.

 

By pumping up hyper-partisanship, our country (America) is playing with forces that can easily get out of control. We are giving purpose and cover – and sometimes a sense of purpose – to the crazy among us. We are encouraging a culture of extremism.

— John Avlon — and who is the architect of this? Fox, Breitbart, and the man who, according to his lawyers was “vindicated.”

 

 

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