„The theory is that election to Congress is tantamount to being dispatched to Washington on a looting raid for the enrichment of your state or district, and no other ethic need inhibit the feeding frenzy.“

Restoration: Congress, Term Limits and the Recovery of Deliberative Democracy, Simon & Schuster (c. 1992), Chapter 1, p. 31 :
Kontext: Byrd [former Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia] rose to his current eminence from conditions of severe poverty, and he represents a poor state, so perhaps some of his grasping should be forgiven. Some, but not this egregious sort. His career has become a caricature of a particularly crass and cynical theory of representation. The theory is that election to Congress is tantamount to being dispatched to Washington on a looting raid for the enrichment of your state or district, and no other ethic need inhibit the feeding frenzy.

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„The American people voted to restore integrity and honesty in Washington, D. C., and the Democrats intend to lead the most honest, most open and most ethical Congress in history.“

—  Nancy Pelosi American politician, first female Speaker of the House of Representatives, born 1940 1940

Quelle: Post-election comments, 2006-11-7. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/11/07/AR2006110700473.html

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„Sometimes you struggle so hard to feed your family one way, you forget to feed them the other way, with spiritual nourishment. Everybody needs that.“

—  James Brown American singer, songwriter, musician, and recording artist 1933 - 2006

Brown, J. & Tucker, B.B. (1986). James Brown: The Godfather of Soul. Macmillan: New York. ISBN 0-02517-430-4

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„Somewhere around 1945 we began to loot the future as a strategy for survival, some ethical norm was shattered.“

—  Terence McKenna American ethnobotanist 1946 - 2000

History Ends in Green (1983)

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„What is a Dixiecrat? A Democrat. A Dixiecrat is nothing but a Democrat in disguise. […] The Dixiecrats in Washington, D. C., control the key committees that run the government. The only reason the Dixiecrats control these committees is because they have seniority. The only reason they have seniority is because they come from states where Negroes can’t vote. This is not even a government that’s based on democracy. It is not a government that is made up of representatives of the people. Half of the people in the South can’t even vote. Eastland is not even supposed to be in Washington. Half of the senators and congressmen who occupy these key positions in Washington, D. C., are there illegally, are there unconstitutionally.
These senators and congressmen actually violate the constitutional amendments that guarantee the people of that particular state or county the right to vote. And the Constitution itself has within it the machinery to expel any representative from a state where the voting rights of the people are violated. You don’t even need new legislation. Any person in Congress right now, who is there from a state or a district where the voting rights of the people are violated, that particular person should be expelled from Congress. And when you expel him, you’ve removed one of the obstacles in the path of any real meaningful legislation in this country. In fact, when you expel them, you don’t need new legislation, because they will be replaced by black representatives from counties and districts where the black man is in the majority, not in the minority.“

—  Malcolm X American human rights activist 1925 - 1965

The Ballot or the Bullet (1964), Speech in Cleveland, Ohio (April 3, 1964)

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„Your letter is received, accompanied by a newspaper clipping which discusses the possibility that a colored man may be the Republican nominee for Congress from one of the New York districts.“

—  Calvin Coolidge American politician, 30th president of the United States (in office from 1923 to 1929) 1872 - 1933

1920s, Letter to Charles F. Gardner (1924)

„To hit a baseball with dispatch, one needs both to step into the ball and to rotate.“

—  Robert Adair (physicist) Physicist and author 1924

Quelle: The Physics Of Baseball (Second Edition - Revised), Chapter 5, Batting The Ball, p. 68

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„The oldest story in Washington is a new president elected on a pledge to clean up Washington, who then turns to old Washington hands and well-connected financiers to help shepherd his administration.“

—  Rich Lowry American journalist 1968

No, the Swamp Won't Be Drained (December 01, 2016)
Kontext: It wasn’t quite “build the wall” or “lock her up,” but “ and anti-Washington Donald Trump. The swamp will endure; it always does. This doesn’t mean that a Trump administration can’t make the swamp less important.

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„Adopting a lifestyle that is on purpose provides an opportunity to enrich others by leaving your imprint in a positive way.“

—  T. B. Joshua Nigerian Christian leader 1963

On the secrets of his success - "TB Joshua's Success Secrets Revealed" https://lusakavoice.com/2015/10/12/tb-joshuas-success-secrets-revealed/ Lusaka Voice, Zambia (October 12 2015)

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„In 1846 he was elected to the lower House of Congress, and served one term only“

—  Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865

1860s, A Short Autobiography (1860)
Kontext: In 1846 he was elected to the lower House of Congress, and served one term only, commencing in December, 1847, and ending with the inauguration of General Taylor, in March, 1849. All the battles of the Mexican war had been fought before Mr. Lincoln took his seat in Congress but the American army was still in Mexico, and the treaty of peace was not fully and formally ratified till the June afterwards.... he voted for all the supply measures that came up, and for all the measures in any way favorable to the officers, soldiers, and their families, who conducted the war through: with the exception that some of these measures passed without yeas and nays, leaving no record as to how particular men voted. The "Journal" and "Globe" also show him voting that the war was unnecessarily and unconstitutionally begun by the President of the United States.

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„Modernity needs to understand that being rich and becoming rich are not mathematically, personally, socially, and ethically the same thing.“

—  Nassim Nicholas Taleb, buch The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms

Quelle: The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms (2010), p. 22

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„This election, this presidential election, I think has underscored underneath it several times. We want change. And it's not change in the White House so much, as change in Washington.“

—  Mitt Romney American businessman and politician 1947

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„Jared Polis of Boulder is the first openly gay man elected to Congress as a non-incumbent.“

—  Jared Polis American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and US Representative 1975

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