“The personal attacks,
the threats against principles,
freedoms, and institutions,
and the flagrant disregard for truth and decency,
the reckless provocations,
most often for the pettiest and most personal reasons,
reasons having nothing whatsoever
to do with the fortunes of the people
that we have been elected to serve.
None of these appalling features
of our current politics
should ever be regarded as normal.”
~ Senator Jeff Flake more
“Many political experts
have told me that nobody will vote for me
because America is not ready
for such decisive and dynamic leadership.
They tell me these things,
and I say nay
to the negative nincompoops
who never nourished the nihilistic nerve
to name a novice to nail down the nomination.”
~ Pat Paulsen more
“The suppression of uncomfortable ideas
may be common in religion and politics,
but it is not the path to knowledge;
it has no place in the endeavor of science.”
~ Carl Sagan
“The most practical kind of politics
is the politics of decency.”
~ Theodore Roosevelt
“In science it often happens that scientists say,
‘You know that’s a really good argument; my position is mistaken,’
and then they would actually change their minds
and you never hear that old view from them again.
They really do it.
It doesn’t happen as often as it should,
because scientists are human
and change is sometimes painful.
But it happens every day.
I cannot recall the last time something like that
happened in politics or religion.”
~ Carl Sagan
“It’s one thing that no cabinet had ever had,
is a Secretary Of The Future.”
~ Kurt Vonnegut more
“We invented this thing called
where we say
the majority is who decides.
So it seems to me
that we (heads of state)
should live like the majority
and not like the minority.”
~ Jose Mujica more