What are you favorite quotes that inspire you to fight against corruption?
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“Allow all the governed an equal voice in the government, and that, and that only is self-government.”
- Abraham Lincoln, 1854
“A representative democracy only works when everyone truly has a voice, and when the voices of the many aren’t drowned out by the pocketbooks of a few.”
- Helena Independent Record Editorial, Feb. 21, 2012
"For every special interest is entitled to justice, but not one is entitled to a vote in Congress, to a voice on the bench, or to representation in any public office. The Constitution guarantees protection to property, and we must make that promise good. But it does not give the right of suffrage to any corporation…. There can be no effective control of corporations while their political activity remains."
- Theodore Roosevelt, 1910
- I don’t remember where I read this, or who said it, but it is the best argument I’ve heard for money does not equal speech.
â H.L. Mencken
“It is time for American business — which has demonstrated the greatest capacity in all history to produce and to influence consumer decisions — to apply their great talents vigorously to the preservation of the system itself.”
“â¦Independent and uncoordinated activity by individual corporations, as important as this is, will not be sufficient. Strength lies in organization, in careful long-range planning and implementation, in consistency of action over an indefinite period of years, in the scale of financing available only through joint effort, and in the political power available only through united action and national organizations.”
All from the 1971 Lewis F. Powell memo to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, “Attack on American Free Enterprise System.”
Abe Lincoln 1864
To be disheartened would be so strange.
It dishonors those who’ve gone before us.
Lift me up to the Light Of Change.”
We, the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow men who pervert the Constitution." Abraham Lincoln
I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. Already they have raised up a moneyed aristocracy that has set the government at defiance. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs." Thomas Jefferson
If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered." Thomas Jefferson