"If the personal freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution inhibit the
government's ability to govern the people, we should look to limit
"If we are to avoid the eventual catastrophic world conflict we must strengthen the United Nations as a first step toward a world government ... to do that, of course, we Americans will have to yield up some of our sovereignty."
accepting the Norman Cousins Global Governance Award
from the World Federalists Association at the United Nations
"It is the sacred principles enshrined in the United Nations Charter to
which the American people will henceforth pledge their allegiance."
addressing the General Assembly of the U.N., February 1, 1992.
"National borders will no longer be a deterrent to justified humanitarian
intervention. National sovereignty will no longer be taken into account."
UN General Assembly opening session,
September 21, 1999.
"The establishment of an American Soviet government will involve the
confiscation of large landed estates in town and country, and also, the
whole body of forests, mineral deposits, lakes, rivers and so on."
National Chairman, Communist Party, USA, 1932.
"Many people suffer not because their governments are too strong, but
because their governments are too weak."
at the 30th World Economic Forum.
"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed --
and hence clamourous to be led to safety -- by menacing it with an endless
series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary."
"We want to become a multiracial, multiethnic society ... without a dominant European culture."
"The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the
name of 'liberalism', they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program,
until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing
how it happened."
U.S. Socialist Party presidential candidate
"You know the one thing that's wrong with this country? Everyone gets a chance
to have their fair say."
addressing the people of Philadelphia, May 28, 1993
in the Courtyard, City Hall, Philadelphia, PA
"Stroke of the pen, law of the land.......kinda cool."
July 1998, referring to the Executive Orders
"I'm not going to have some reporters pawing through our papers.
We are the president."
"You can't say you love your country and hate your government."
(After the OKC bombing)
"Comrades! We must abolish the cult of the individual decisively, once and for all."
February 25, 1956
20th Congress of the Communist Party
"We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking about what is best for society."
"We need to stop flying, stop driving cars, and jetting around on marine recreational
vehicles. The Mennonites survive without cars and so can the rest of us."
May 4, 2007
"We can't be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans..."
USA Today, March 11, 1993, Page 2A
"Yes, the president should resign. He has lied to the American people,
time and time again, and betrayed their trust. Since he has admitted guilt,
there is no reason to put the American people through an impeachment. He will
serve absolutely no purpose in finishing out his term, the only possible
solution is for the president to save some dignity and resign."
during the Nixon investigations in 1972.
"Accuse others of what you do."
"I'm convinced that we have to have federal legislation to build on. We're going to
have to take one step at a time, and the first step is necessarily -- given the political realities -- going to be very modest. Of course, it's true that politicians will then
go home and say, 'This is a great law. The problem is solved.' And it's also true that such statements will tend to defuse the gun-control issue for a time. So then
we'll have to strengthen that law, and then again to strength that law, and maybe again and again. Right now, though, we'd be satisfied not with half a loaf but with a
slice. Our ultimate goal -- total control of handguns in the United States -- is
going to take time. My estimate is from seven to ten years. The problem is to
slow down the increasing number of handguns sold in this country. The second problem
is to get them all registered. And the final problem is to make the possession of
all handguns and all handgun ammunition -- except for the military, policemen, licensed security guards, licensed sporting clubs, and licensed gun collectors -- totally illegal."
The New Yorker, July 26, 1976, pp. 57-58
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