"Populism is not a style, it's a people's rebellion against the iron grip that big corporations have on our country - including our economy, government, media, and environment."
"A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities."Jim Hightower on Thomas Jefferson
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."Jim Hightower on Winston Churchill
"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country."Jim Hightower on Thomas Jefferson
"Government is not reason it is not eloquent it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."Jim Hightower on George Washington
"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil in its worst state, an intolerable one."Jim Hightower on Thomas Paine
"The opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow."
"There's enormous progressive activism and, more often than not, success at the grassroots level - everything from living wage campaigns to efforts to finance our elections are having terrific success."
"The corporations don't have to lobby the government anymore. They are the government."
"This is a matter of public health. The public was sick and tired of DeLay and his corruption."
"Politics isn't about left versus right it's about top versus bottom."