"The 'democracy gap' in our politics and elections spells a deep sense of powerlessness by people who drop out, do not vote, or listlessly vote for the 'least worst' every four years and then wonder why after every cycle the 'least worst' gets worse."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Ralph Nader on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Ralph Nader on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Ralph Nader on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Ralph Nader on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Ralph Nader on Joseph Stalin
"Every time I see something terrible, it's like I see it at age 19. I keep a freshness that way."
"Your best teacher is your last mistake."
"I don't think meals have any business being deductible. I'm for separation of calories and corporations."
"Like sex in Victorian England, the reality of Big Business today is our big dirty secret."
"John D. Rockefeller wanted to dominate oil, but Microsoft wants it all, you name it: cable, media, banking, car dealerships."
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