„American capitalism is predatory, and American politics are corrupt: The same thing is true in England and the same in France; but in all these three countries the dominating fact is that whenever the people get ready to change the government, they can change it.“

Letter http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAsocialismP.htm to John Reed (22 October 1918)
Kontextus: American capitalism is predatory, and American politics are corrupt: The same thing is true in England and the same in France; but in all these three countries the dominating fact is that whenever the people get ready to change the government, they can change it. The same thing is not true of Germany, and until it was made true in Germany, there could be no free political democracy anywhere else in the world — to say nothing of any free social democracy. My revolutionary friends who will not recognize this fact seem to me like a bunch of musicians sitting down to play a symphony concert in a forest where there is a man-eating tiger loose. For my part, much as I enjoy symphony concerts, I want to put my fiddle away in its case and get a rifle and go out and settle with the tiger.

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Upton Sinclair fénykép
Upton Sinclair
amerikai regényíró 1878 - 1968

Hasonló idézetek

James P. Cannon fénykép
Paulo Coelho fénykép
Chris Murphy fénykép
Condoleezza Rice fénykép

„This is not 1968 and the invasion of Czechoslovakia, where Russia can threaten its neighbors, occupy a capital, overthrow a government, and get away with it. Things have changed.“

—  Condoleezza Rice American Republican politician; U.S. Secretary of State; political scientist 1954

Press briefing http://2001-2009.state.gov/secretary/rm/2008/08/108194.htm, August 13, 2008.

Alphonse Karr fénykép

„The more it changes, the more it’s the same thing.“

—  Alphonse Karr French critic, journalist, and novelist 1808 - 1890

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.
The more it changes, the more it stays the same. http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/plus-%C3%A7a-change
The more things change, the more they stay the same. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/the_more_things_change,_the_more_they_stay_the_same
The more that things change, the more they stay the same.
It changes superficially; but, underneath, its essence is always the same.
Les Guêpes, January 1849, vi
Also quoted by Rush in “Circumstances,” Hemispheres (October 29, 1978).

Hugo Black fénykép

„The First Amendment was added to the Constitution to stand as a guarantee that neither the power nor the prestige of the Federal Government would be used to control, support or influence the kinds of prayer the American people can say -- that the people's religions must not be subjected to the pressures of government for change each time a new political administration is elected to office.“

—  Hugo Black U.S. Supreme Court justice 1886 - 1971

Writing for the court, Engel v. Vitale, 370 U.S. 421 (1962).
Kontextus: Our Founders were no more willing to let the content of their prayers and their privilege of praying whenever they pleased be influenced by the ballot box than they were to let these vital matters of personal conscience depend upon the succession of monarchs. The First Amendment was added to the Constitution to stand as a guarantee that neither the power nor the prestige of the Federal Government would be used to control, support or influence the kinds of prayer the American people can say -- that the people's religions must not be subjected to the pressures of government for change each time a new political administration is elected to office. Under that Amendment's prohibition against governmental establishment of religion, as reinforced by the provisions of the Fourteenth Amendment, government in this country, be it state or federal, is without power to prescribe by law any particular form of prayer which is to be used as an official prayer in carrying on any program of governmentally sponsored religious activity.

Mengistu Haile Mariam fénykép

„We thought that the proletariat would eventually run the world. But it is the Americans who have assumed that position… The American people have changed.“

—  Mengistu Haile Mariam Former dictator of Ethiopia 1937

As quoted in "Mengistu blames Meles for helping Eritrea at UN to split Ethiopia: Mengistu Haile-Mariam speaks", in Jimma Times (30 July 2010) http://www.jimmatimes.com/article/Latest_News/Latest_News/Mengistu_blames_Meles_for_helping_Eritrea_at_UN_to_split_Ethiopia/33629

Dave Matthews fénykép

„Every day things change, but basically they stay the same.“

—  Dave Matthews American singer-songwriter, musician and actor 1967

Seek Up
Remember Two Things (1993)

E. B. White fénykép
Bernie Sanders fénykép
Karlheinz Stockhausen fénykép
Donald J. Trump fénykép

„Our movement is about replacing a failed and corrupt political establishment with a new government controlled by you, the American people. The establishment has trillions of dollars at stake in this election. For those who control the levers of power in Washington and for the global special interests, they partner with these people that don't have your good in mind. The political establishment that is trying to stop us is the same group responsible for our disastrous trade deals, massive illegal immigration and economic and foreign policies that have bled our country dry. The political establishment has brought about the destruction of our factories and our jobs as they flee to Mexico, China and other countries all around the world. It's a global power structure that is responsible for the economic decisions that have robbed our working class, stripped our country of its wealth and put that money into the pockets of a handful of large corporations and political entities. The only thing that can stop this corrupt machine is you. The only force strong enough to save our country is us. The only people brave enough to vote out this corrupt establishment is you, the American people. I'm doing this for the people and the movement and we will take back this country for you and we will make America great again. I'm Donald Trump and I approve this message.“

—  Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946

Closing argument for America (4 November 2016)
Forrás: 2010s, 2016, November, Lines recycled from Trump's campaign rally in West Palm Beach, FL (10/13/2016)

Neil Peart fénykép
Andy Warhol fénykép
Thomas Paine fénykép
Theodore Roosevelt fénykép

„The national government belongs to the whole American people, and where the whole American people are interested, that interest can be guarded effectively only by the national government.“

—  Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919

1910s, The New Nationalism (1910)
Kontextus: I do not ask for overcentralization; but I do ask that we work in a spirit of broad and far-reaching nationalism when we work for what concerns our people as a whole. We are all Americans. Our common interests are as broad as the continent. I speak to you here in Kansas exactly as I would speak in New York or Georgia, for the most vital problems are those which affect us all alike. The national government belongs to the whole American people, and where the whole American people are interested, that interest can be guarded effectively only by the national government. The betterment which we seek must be accomplished, I believe, mainly through the national government.

Barack Obama fénykép

„I know you didn't do this for me. You did this—you did this because you believed so deeply in the most American of ideas—that in the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.“

—  Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961

Iowa Caucus Victory Speech, Delivered at the Iowa Democratic caucus on 3 January 2008 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNZaq-YKCnE
2008

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