„The corporate right and the political right declared class warfare on working people a quarter of a century ago and they've won“

—  Bill Moyers, Context: The corporate right and the political right declared class warfare on working people a quarter of a century ago and they've won … Take the paradox of Rush Limbaugh, ensconced in a Palm Beach mansion massaging the resentments across the country of white-knuckled wage earners, who are barely making ends meet in no small part because of the corporate and ideological forces for whom Rush has been a hero. Interview (28 October 2003) http://www.buzzflash.com/interviews/03/10/int03281.html
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„Although the human rights dimension of trade is obvious, investors and corporations think that they can continue working in a human-rights-free zone.“

—  Alfred de Zayas American United Nations official 1947
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„The founding of our Nation was more than a political event; it was an act of faith, a promise to Americans and to the entire world. The Declaration of Independence declared that people can govern themselves, that they can live in freedom with equal rights, that they can respect the rights of others.“

—  Gerald Ford American politician, 38th President of the United States (in office from 1974 to 1977) 1913 - 2006
Context: The founding of our Nation was more than a political event; it was an act of faith, a promise to Americans and to the entire world. The Declaration of Independence declared that people can govern themselves, that they can live in freedom with equal rights, that they can respect the rights of others. In the two centuries that have passed since 1776, millions upon millions of Americans have worked and taken up arms when necessary to make that dream a reality. We can be extremely proud of what they have accomplished. Today, we are the world's oldest republic. We are at peace. Our Nation and our way of life endure. We are free. Memorial Day address, Arlington National Cemetery (31 May 1976) http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=6071

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„Trump won the nomination because he was anti-left, not because of any political viewpoints, he was slapping people on the left and people on the right went, ‘Yeah, those people need to be slapped!“

—  Ben Shapiro American journalist and attorney 1984
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„It's class warfare. My class is winning, but they shouldn't be.“

—  Warren Buffett American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist 1930
Interview with Lou Dobbs http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/05/10/buffett/index.html on CNN (25 May 2005) Buffet has made similar statements in other interviews: There's class warfare, all right, but it's my class, the rich class, that's making war, and we're winning. As quoted in "In Class Warfare, Guess Which Class Is Winning" by Ben Stein, in The New York Times (26 November 2006) http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/26/business/yourmoney/26every.html

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„Democracy is a political system for people who are not sure that they are right.“

—  Elmer Eric Schattschneider American political scientist 1892 - 1971
Context: Democracy has no place for the kind of justice implied in an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. Democracy is a system for the resolution of conflict, not for vengeance. Simple black-white notions of right and wrong do not fit into democratic politics. Political controversies result from the fact that the issues are complex, and men may properly have differences of opinion about them. The most terrible of all over-simplifications is the notion that politics is a contest between good people and bad people. Democracy is based on a profound insight into human nature, the realization that all men are sinful, all are imperfect, all are prejudiced, and none knows the whole truth. That is why we need liberty and why we have an obligation to hear all men. Liberty gives us a chance to learn from other people, to become aware of our own limitations, and to correct our bias. Even when we disagree with other people we like to think that they speak from good motives, and while we realize that all men are limited, we do not let ourselves imagine that any man is bad. Democracy is a political system for people who are not sure that they are right. p. 53

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—  Tyler Perry American actor, director, screenwriter, playwright, producer, author, and songwriter 1966

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„It was civil disobedience that won them their civil rights.“

—  Tariq Ali, The Obama Syndrome: Surrender at Home, War Abroad

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„The [political] left are people with an imagination and the right are those without an imagination.“

—  Amos Oz Israeli writer, novelist, journalist and intellectual 1939
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„The rights of conscience, of bearing arms, of changing the government, are declared to be inherent in the people. Freedom of the press, too.“

—  Fisher Ames American politician 1758 - 1808
Letter to George Richards Minot (June 12, 1789), reported in Fisher Ames, Seth Ames, John Thornton Kirkland, Works of Fisher Ames: With a Selection from His Speeches and Correspondence (1854), p. 54.

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