We, to some degree, are like what we are because we inherited certain things from the Greeks and the Romans. One of them that’s so striking is the whole area of politics.
I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
I have no consistency, except in politics; and that probably arises from my indifference to the subject altogether.
Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war.
I got to thinking about the Book of Revelation that was written by a Jewish prophet who was also a follower of Jesus who hated the Roman Empire. I realized that the Book of Revelation could be a way to reflect on the issue of religion’s relationship to politics.
I think few people of education enter politics because it seems like a contact blood sport.
American politics is theatre. There is a frightening emotionalism at national conventions.
As a black woman, my politics and political affiliation are bound up with and flow from participation in my people’s struggle for liberation, and with the fight of oppressed people all over the world against American imperialism.
Educational institutes can no longer be prizes in church politics or furnish berths for failure in other walks of life.
Religion forbids us from assuming a God-like character. This is especially true in politics and government, where limiting the power of the state, division of powers, and the doctrine of checks and balances are established in order to prevent accumulation of power that might lead to such Godly claims.