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Elucidating the layers beneath the facades in U.S. Politics

Quotes

“In the US, there is basically one party – the business party. It has two factions, called Democrats and Republicans, which are somewhat different but carry out variations on the same policies. I am opposed to those policies—as is most of the population.” -Noam Chomsky

“When we talk about the word ‘socialism,’ I think what it really means is just democratic participation in our economic dignity and our economic, social, and racial dignity. It is about direct representation and people actually having power and stake over their economic and social wellness, at the end of the day.” -Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

“Liberty is to faction what air is to fire, an aliment without which it instantly expires. But it could not be less folly to abolish liberty, which is essential to political life, because it nourishes faction, than it would be to wish the annihilation of air, which is essential to animal life, because it imparts to fire its destructive agency.” -James Madison

“Wall Street’s outsized influence in our nation’s capital is something I’ve talked about for a long time – long before I even thought about running for office. But where I see a problem – an infestation, really – a lot of others in Washington, both Democrats and Republicans, seem to see government working just fine.” -Elizabeth Warren

“Do the elected officials in Washington stand with ordinary Americans – working families, children, the elderly, the poor – or will the extraordinary power of billionaire campaign contributors and Big Money prevail? The American people, by the millions, must send Congress the answer to that question.” -Bernie Sanders