Even the smallest dog can lift its leg on the tallest building.
If you don’t speak out now when it matters, when would it matter for you to speak out?
But, as my mother used to tell me, two wrongs don’t make a right. But I soon figured out that three left turns do.
Well, I’ve been in the political arena all of my life, and 10 years of that as a candidate and elected official, and that’s about enough.
The issue isn’t just jobs. Even slaves had jobs. The issue is wages.
What’s new is that the White House itself has now been corporatized. It’s not politicians working for the corporate interests. They are the corporate interests. That’s where Bush came from, and Cheney and Rumsfeld.
You can’t do progressive government from the inside. You have to rally those outsiders and make them a force.
Democracy is not something that happens, you know, just at election time, and it’s not something that happens just with one event. It’s an ongoing building process. But it also ought to be a part of our culture, a part of our lives.
But the good news is that out in the countryside, just about every place that’s got a zip code has somebody or some group of people battling the economic and political exclusion that Wall Street and Washington are shoving down our throats.
It’s hard to believe President George Bush gave a speech in New Orleans about disaster recovery and failed to mention the word ‘farm’ or the word ‘rural.’