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Ralph Nader quotes (29)

A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved. He inspires the power and energy to get it done.
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A society that has more justice is a society that needs less charity.
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Addiction should never be treated as a crime. It has to be treated as a health problem. We do not send alcoholics to jail in this country. Over 500,000 people are in our jails who are nonviolent drug users.
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Every time I see something terrible, it's like I see it at age 19. I keep a freshness that way.
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For almost seventy years the life insurance industry has been a smug sacred cow feeding the public a steady line of sacred bull.
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I don't think meals have any business being deductible. I'm for separation of calories and corporations.
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I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
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John D. Rockefeller wanted to dominate oil, but Microsoft wants it all, you name it: cable, media, banking, car dealerships.
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Let's not just look at it as taking votes away from Gore. Our support comes from a lot of people.
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Like sex in Victorian England, the reality of Big Business today is our big dirty secret.
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No presidential candidate should visit Las Vegas without condemning organized gambling.
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Once you don't vote your ideals... that has serious undermining affects. It erodes the moral basis of our democracy.
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Our founders did not oust George III in order for us to crown Richard I.
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People are stunned to hear that one company has data files on 185 million Americans.
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Power has to be insecure to be responsive.
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President Reagan was elected on the promise of getting government off the backs of the people and now he demands that government wrap itself around the waists of the people.
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Sanctions against polluters are feeble and out of date, and are rarely invoked.
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The corporate lobby in Washington is basically designed to stifle all legislative activity on behalf of consumers.
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The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
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The liberal intelligentsia has allowed its party to become a captive of corporate interests.
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The networks are not some chicken-coop manufacturing lobby whose calls nobody returns.
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The only difference between the Republican and Democratic parties is the velocities with which their knees hit the floor when corporations knock on their door. That's the only difference.
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The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun.
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There can be no daily democracy without daily citizenship.
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This (George W. Bush's) administration is not sympathetic to corporations, it is indentured to corporations.
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This country has far more problems than it deserves and far more solutions than it applies.
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Turn on to politics, or politics will turn on you.
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When strangers start acting like neighbors... communities are reinvigorated.
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Your best teacher is your last mistake.
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