„This is an ironic choice for a president-elect who has promised to change Washington, make politics more civil and govern from the center.“

House Minority Leader John Boehner on Obama's hiring Emanuel as White House Chief of Staff, as quoted in San Francisco Chronicle http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/11/06/MN6C13VKH5.DTL&type=politics.
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„The diagnosis is clear, but changing the status quo has proven difficult, because often those who are elected do not govern, and those who do govern are not elected.“

—  Alfred de Zayas American United Nations official 1947

Alfred-Maurice de Zayas 2013 Report of the Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order
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„I repeat that the adoption of the fifteenth amendment to the Constitution completes the greatest civil change and constitutes the most important event that has occurred since the nation came into life. The change will be beneficial in proportion to the heed that is given to the urgent recommendations of Washington.“

—  Ulysses S. Grant 18th President of the United States 1822 - 1885

1870s, Message to the Senate and House of Representatives (1870)
Contexto: In his first annual message to Congress the same views are forcibly presented, and are again urged in his eighth message. I repeat that the adoption of the fifteenth amendment to the Constitution completes the greatest civil change and constitutes the most important event that has occurred since the nation came into life. The change will be beneficial in proportion to the heed that is given to the urgent recommendations of Washington. If these recommendations were important then, with a population of but a few millions, how much more important now, with a population of 40,000,000, and increasing in a rapid ratio.

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„I don't think you change Washington from the inside. I think you change it from the outside.“

—  Mitt Romney American businessman and politician 1947

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„To know there is a choice is to have to make the choice: change or stay: river or rock.“

—  Ursula K. Le Guin, livro Four Ways to Forgiveness

"A Man of the People", p. 104; first published in Asimov's (1995)
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„This is not a mere change of guards, I think this is a fundamental change in the politics of our government.“

—  Yoweri Museveni President of Uganda 1944

First public speech as Ugandan president (26 January 1986), as quoted in "Rebel Sworn in as Uganda President" http://www.nytimes.com/1986/01/30/world/rebel-sworn-in-as-uganda-president.html (30 January 1986), by Sheila Rule, The New York Times
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„I would fight to change the policy before the General Election. If I failed then I wouldn't accept office in a Labour Government.“

—  Denis Healey British Labour Party politician and Life peer 1917 - 2015

On unilateral nuclear disarmament. (The Guardian, 15 September 1981).
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„You have shown what history teaches us — that at defining moments like this one, the change we need doesn't come from Washington. Change comes to Washington.“

—  Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961

Nomination Acceptance Speech (29 August 2008) http://my.barackobama.com/page/community/post/samgrahamfelsen/gG5l5C
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„The First Amendment was added to the Constitution to stand as a guarantee that neither the power nor the prestige of the Federal Government would be used to control, support or influence the kinds of prayer the American people can say -- that the people's religions must not be subjected to the pressures of government for change each time a new political administration is elected to office.“

—  Hugo Black U.S. Supreme Court justice 1886 - 1971

Writing for the court, Engel v. Vitale, 370 U.S. 421 (1962).
Contexto: Our Founders were no more willing to let the content of their prayers and their privilege of praying whenever they pleased be influenced by the ballot box than they were to let these vital matters of personal conscience depend upon the succession of monarchs. The First Amendment was added to the Constitution to stand as a guarantee that neither the power nor the prestige of the Federal Government would be used to control, support or influence the kinds of prayer the American people can say -- that the people's religions must not be subjected to the pressures of government for change each time a new political administration is elected to office. Under that Amendment's prohibition against governmental establishment of religion, as reinforced by the provisions of the Fourteenth Amendment, government in this country, be it state or federal, is without power to prescribe by law any particular form of prayer which is to be used as an official prayer in carrying on any program of governmentally sponsored religious activity.

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„Washington is a dirty diaper. It's time for a change.“

—  James Carville political writer, consultant and United States Marine 1944

On his 6th September 2006 appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

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