Sunday quotes (36)

A series of quotes relevant to the environment and/or campaigning.

This week’s quote is from Bernie Sanders (born 1941).

United States Congress [Public domain]

Election days come and go. But the struggle of the people to create a government which represents all of us and not just the one percent – a government based on the principles of economic, social, racial and environmental justice – that struggle continues.

https://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/full-bernie-sanders-dnc-speech-226187

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  1. What a very perceptive statement. A similar vote came from Presidents Harry Truman and John F. Kennedy, namely that five or ten percent of the population can afford to have representatives close to Government to look after their own interests. However it is the job of the President,(prime minister in this country), to look after the the interests of the other 90/95 percent of the population.
    This approach has been decidedly absent over recent years in this country, with the vested interests of the party in Government pretty well being looked after by themselves to the exclusion of all other interests.

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    1. And to make it worse our politicians claim to be respecting democracy but denying the influence of hostile foreign powers (I don't just mean the Americans) and are revealed to be planning selling off the NHS, neglecting the biodiversity and global heating crises and supporting those who contribute to the latter through their sporting activities, propped up by a cavalier attitude at the very best and at the worst, systematic illegality. Why should any of the oppressed and unrepresented members of our society vote for those politicians and a PM who will squeeze the very life out of them and start a cynical process of deregulation that will affect their health, their environment and their conditions of work.

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