„There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.“

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42. Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika 1946

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„Our democracy must be not only the envy of the world but the engine of our own renewal. There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.“

—  Bill Clinton 42nd President of the United States 1946

First inaugural address (January 20, 1993), Washington, D.C.
1990s

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„There is nothing wrong with Scotland that cannot be fixed by what is right with Scotland.“

—  Alex Salmond Scottish National Party politician and former First Minister of Scotland 1954

Paraphrase of Bill Clinton's "There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with what is right in America."
Scotland in the World Forum (February 4, 2008), Church of Scotland (May 25, 2009)

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Robert M. La Follette Sr. Foto

„America is not made, but is in the making…Mere passive citizenship is not enough. Men must be aggressive for what is right if government is to be saved from those who are aggressive for what is wrong.“

—  Robert M. La Follette Sr. American politician 1855 - 1925

"The Perils of Passive Citizenship", Speech in Washington, D.C. http://www.speeches-usa.com/Transcripts/robert_lafollete-perils.html (August 11, 1924)

Bill Maher Foto

„I don't hate America. I love America. I want it to be better. The only way we can get it to be better is to realistically criticize what's wrong with it.“

—  Bill Maher American stand-up comedian 1956

Larry King Live interview (2010)
Kontext: I don't hate America. I love America. I want it to be better. The only way we can get it to be better is to realistically criticize what's wrong with it. That's not what the Republicans do. … I don't want to be a pessimist. I'm a realist. One man's realist is another man's pessimist. But, no, I'm not like Mitt Romney, whose book is called No Apology, the Case for American Greatness. Really? Always waving the big foam number one finger; we're not number one in most things. We're number one in military. We're number one in money. We're number one in fat toddlers, meth labs, and people we send to prison. We're not number one in literacy, money spent on education. We're not even number one in social mobility. Social mobility means basically the American dream, the ability of one generation to do better than the next. We're tenth. That's like Sweden coming tenth in Swedish meatballs.

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„America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense… human rights invented America.“

—  Jimmy Carter American politician, 39th president of the United States (in office from 1977 to 1981) 1924

Presidency (1977–1981), Farewell Address (1981)
Kontext: America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense, it is the other way round. Human rights invented America.
Ours was the first nation in the history of the world to be founded explicitly on such an idea.
Kontext: I have just been talking about forces of potential destruction that mankind has developed, and how we might control them. It is equally important that we remember the beneficial forces that we have evolved over the ages, and how to hold fast to them.
One of those constructive forces is enhancement of individual human freedoms through the strengthening of democracy, and the fight against deprivation, torture, terrorism and the persecution of people throughout the world. The struggle for human rights overrides all differences of color, nation or language.
Those who hunger for freedom, who thirst for human dignity, and who suffer for the sake of justice — they are the patriots of this cause.
I believe with all my heart that America must always stand for these basic human rights — at home and abroad. That is both our history and our destiny.
America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense, it is the other way round. Human rights invented America.
Ours was the first nation in the history of the world to be founded explicitly on such an idea. Our social and political progress has been based on one fundamental principle — the value and importance of the individual. The fundamental force that unites us is not kinship or place of origin or religious preference. The love of liberty is a common blood that flows in our American veins.

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„Something is wrong with America. I wonder sometimes what people are thinking about or if they're thinking at all.“

—  Bob Dole American politician 1923

Reported in Tom Crisp, The Book of Bob: Choice Words, Memorable Men (2007), p. 113.

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„If America is the culmination of Western white civilisation, as everyone from the Left to the Right declares, then there must be something terribly wrong with Western white civilisation.“

—  Susan Sontag American writer and filmmaker, professor, and activist 1933 - 2004

Quelle: Partisan Review (Winter 1967), p. 57

„Nothing wrong with Southern California that a rise in the ocean wouldn't cure.“

—  Ross Macdonald, buch The Drowning Pool

The Moving Target (1949)
Quelle: The Drowning Pool

„There’s nothing wrong with most men’s egos that the kowtowing of a headwaiter can’t cure.“

—  Mignon McLaughlin American journalist 1913 - 1983

The Complete Neurotic's Notebook (1981), Women & men

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„It's time for America to get right.“

—  Fannie Lou Hamer American civil rights activist (October 6, 1917 – March 14, 1977) 1917 - 1977

As quoted in This Little Light of Mine, ch. 8, by Hay Mills (1993).

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„It’s true that America cannot use our military wherever repression occurs. And given the costs and risks of intervention, we must always measure our interests against the need for action. But that cannot be an argument for never acting on behalf of what’s right.“

—  Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961

2011, Address on interventions in Libya (March 2011)
Kontext: Much of the debate in Washington has put forward a false choice when it comes to Libya. On the one hand, some question why America should intervene at all — even in limited ways — in this distant land. They argue that there are many places in the world where innocent civilians face brutal violence at the hands of their government, and America should not be expected to police the world, particularly when we have so many pressing needs here at home.
It’s true that America cannot use our military wherever repression occurs. And given the costs and risks of intervention, we must always measure our interests against the need for action. But that cannot be an argument for never acting on behalf of what’s right. In this particular country — Libya — at this particular moment, we were faced with the prospect of violence on a horrific scale. We had a unique ability to stop that violence: an international mandate for action, a broad coalition prepared to join us, the support of Arab countries, and a plea for help from the Libyan people themselves. We also had the ability to stop Qaddafi’s forces in their tracks without putting American troops on the ground.
To brush aside America’s responsibility as a leader and — more profoundly — our responsibilities to our fellow human beings under such circumstances would have been a betrayal of who we are. Some nations may be able to turn a blind eye to atrocities in other countries. The United States of America is different. And as President, I refused to wait for the images of slaughter and mass graves before taking action.

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„Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.“

—  B.K.S. Iyengar Indian yoga teacher and scholar 1918 - 2014

Quelle: Nancy Hine The Depression Trap: Ten Ways to Set Yourself Free http://books.google.co.in/books?id=7PxT2AJS_H4C&pg=PA61, Red Raft Publishing LLP, 2008, p. 61

„In America nothing dies easier than tradition.“

—  Russell Baker writer and satirst from the United States 1925 - 2019

"A Little Bones Trouble," The New York Times (1991-05-14)

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Russell Brand Foto

„That's right middle America, I loves Jemus!“

—  Russell Brand British comedian, actor, and author 1975

Radio 2 Show (2007–2008)

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