Citizens Quotes

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E.A. Bucchianeri
“Socrates: Have you noticed on our journey how often the citizens of this new land remind each other it is a free country?
Plato: I have, and think it odd they do this.
Socrates: How so, Plato?
Plato: It is like reminding a baker he is a baker, or a sculptor he is a
Socrates: You mean to say if someone is convinced of their trade, they have
no need to be reminded.
Plato: That is correct.
Socrates: I agree. If these citizens were convinced of their freedom, they would not need reminders.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

Charles M. Blow
“Trump’s America is not America: not today’s or tomorrow’s, but yesterday’s.

Trump’s America is brutal, perverse, regressive, insular and afraid. There is no hope in it; there is no light in it. It is a vast expanse of darkness and desolation.

And that is a vision of America that most of the people in this country cannot and will not abide.”
Charles M. Blow

Matt Taibbi
“The new America, instead, is fast becoming a vast ghetto in which all of us, conservatives and progressives, are being bled dry by a relatively tiny oligarchy of extremely clever financial criminals and their castrato henchmen in government, whose job is to be good actors on TV and put on a good show.”
Matt Taibbi, Griftopia: Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America

Robert McKee
“No civilization, including Plato's, has ever been destroyed because its citizens learned too much.”
Robert McKee, Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting

David McCullough
“When bad news is riding high and despair in fashion, when loud mouths and corruption seem to own center stage, when some keep crying that the country is going to the dogs, remember it’s always been going to the dogs in the eyes of some, and that 90 percent, or more, of the people are good people, generous-hearted, law-abiding, good citizens who get to work on time, do a good job, love their country, pay their taxes, care about their neighbors, care about their children’s education, and believe, rightly, as you do, in the ideals upon which our way of life is founded.”
David McCullough, The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For

Barack Obama
“When our government is spoken of as some menacing, threatening foreign entity, it ignores the fact that, in our democracy, government is us.”
Barack Obama

Charles P. Pierce
“The United States is an easy country to love because you can take it on faith that, at some point in every waking hour of the day, there is among your fellow citizens a vast exaltation of opinions that test the outer boundaries of the Crazoid.”
Charles P. Pierce, Idiot America: How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free

Robert H. Jackson
“It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the Government from falling into error.”
Robert H. Jackson

Melina Marchetta
“What about the contacts your mum had?” his dad asked.
“I rang and spoke to four very polite computers who gave me all these options and then cut out on me. Then I tried the post office, because they were advertising, and I spoke to another computer. Very rude, that one. Don’t think it recognized ‘Are you shitting me?’ as an option.”
“You know why that is?”
“Why is that, Dominic?” Tom had asked drolly, because he knew he was going to be told why.
“Because we don’t live in a society anymore, Tom. We live in an economy. We’re not citizens. We’re customers. That’s what this government’s done to us.”
Melina Marchetta, The Piper's Son

John Stuart Mill
“Everyone who receives protection from the society owes a return for the benefit.”
John Stuart Mill, The Corn Laws

James Madison
“La más común y duradera fuente de fraccionamiento ha sido la variada y desigual distribución de la propiedad”
James Madison

“It’s the 50th Independence Day. They won’t welcome the citizens today.” Old Mark states the obvious”
Misba, The High Auction

“You are worse than a corrupt politician if you don't vote, because tomorrow. You will be the first to complain about bad service delivery and how bad the country is being run by bad leaders and criminals.”
De philosopher DJ Kyos

Steven Magee
“The police ultimately pay the price for poor customer service when citizens become fearful of them.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“The police ultimately pay the price for poor customer service when armed citizens start shooting them.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“When citizens become fearful of being assaulted or killed by police officers, you have a truly dysfunctional law enforcement department!”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“Smart people realize the "American Dream" is government propaganda for many USA citizens!”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“The systemic rot is so severe in the police that the government should replace it with something that actually works for the masses and call it ‘Citizens Assistance’ with the focus being on excellent customer service that is quality controlled!”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“The police covering up their mistreatment of citizens with a rigged internal affairs system extends the abuse of their victims.”
Steven Magee

Giuliano da Empoli
“ Dans un pays civilisé, une guerre civile éclaterait, affirmait à un certain moment le héros de la pièce, mais chez nous il n’y a pas de citoyens, il s’agira donc d’une guerre entre laquais. Ce n’est pas pire qu’une guerre civile, mais c’est un peu plus répugnant, plus misérable. ” Nikolai Brandeis”
Giuliano da Empoli, Le Mage du Kremlin

“The wealth of the country is to care for the well being of its citizens.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Ljupka Cvetanova
“Populism has no future in Macedonia. We are running out of people.”
Ljupka Cvetanova, Yet Another New Land

Jack Freestone
“Like many things, politics only exists in the minds of the citizens.”
Jack Freestone

“Journalistic sanctity means nothing when it is not fighting against injustices done to citizens”
Chaudhry Ahsan Premee

“When a country places the well-being of its citizens at the forefront of its priorities, it paves the way for a brighter, more compassionate, and truly great society”
George Stamatis

Rove Monteux
“It is within the hearts and minds of ordinary citizens that the seeds of change take root, birthing a new narrative of governance that transcends the self-serving agendas of politicians and oligarchs.”
Rove Monteux, What is Wrong with Society Today

Rove Monteux
“History has shown that even the mightiest of manipulators can be brought to their knees by the power of a united and resolute citizenry.”
Rove Monteux, What is Wrong with Society Today

Steven Magee
“The country places war far higher than the health and wellbeing of its citizens.”
Steven Magee

“Government and politicians are concern about what we say about them on social media. Rather than being concern on the issues we on social media. They don’t care about our issues. They care about their image.
How will that make them look. That is why they only attend to matters that will give them public stunt or good PRs. They don’t care about fixing the issues we are having.”
De philosopher DJ Kyos

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