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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:29 AM
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Some quotes from the late President Lyndon Baines Johnson
A man without a vote is man without protection.

Until justice is blind to color, until education is unaware of race, until opportunity is unconcerned with the color of men's skins, emancipation will be a proclamation but not a fact.

We have talked long enough in this country about equal rights. It is time now to write the next chapter - and to write it in the books of law.

John F. Kennedy was the victim of the hate that was a part of our country. It is a disease that occupies the minds of the few but brings danger to the many.

Poverty must not be a bar to learning and learning must offer an escape from poverty.

No member of our generation who wasn't a Communist or a dropout in the thirties is worth a damn.

Presidents quickly realize that while a single act might destroy the world they live in, no one single decision can make life suddenly better or can turn history around for the good.

The CIA is made up of boys whose families sent them to Princeton but wouldn't let them into the family brokerage business.

The fifth freedom is freedom from ignorance.

We live in a world that has narrowed into a neighborhood before it has broadened into a brotherhood.

Whether we are New Dealer, Old Dealer, Liberty Leaguer or Red, whether we agree or not, we still have the right to think and speak how we feel.

Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.

The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men.

There are no problems we cannot solve together, and very few that we can solve by ourselves.

There are plenty of recommendations on how to get out of trouble cheaply and fast. Most of them come down to this: Deny your responsibility.

The guns and the bombs, the rockets and the warships, are all symbols of human failure.

I'd rather give my life than be afraid to give it.

If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read: "President Can't Swim."

It is important that the United States remain a two-party system. I'm a fellow who likes small parties and the Republican Party can't be too small to suit me.

Any jackass can kick down a barn but it takes a good carpenter to build one.

I am a freeman, an American, a United States Senator, and a Democrat, in that order.

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Sarah Ibarruri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:15 AM
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1. This one particular quote reminds me of what the Republicans are and do:

"Any jackass can kick down a barn but it takes a good carpenter to build one."

Thanks for the quotes!
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