I just ran across these again recently, they stirred something in me. A little laughter, a little "Amen," a bit of "Was no one listening?" a little shake of the head & "What were they thinking?"
Any emphasis is mine.
"In this world of sin and sorrow, there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." H.L. Mencken
There is a wonderful line written into a federal appeals court ruling in 2002 by Judge Damon Keith: “Democracies die behind closed doors.”
Long ago, Abraham Lincoln wrote, "Corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money-power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in few hands and the republic is destroyed. [WOW, such prescience.]
"To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public." -Teddy Roosevelt
"Every gun that is made, every warship that is launched, every rocket that is fired signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those that are cold and not clothed." -President Dwight Eisenhower [I weep.]
We had better start to listen.