I always thought of myself as a moderate liberal a fighter for peace and justice. I never thought of myself as being all that far out.
Well we ought to be stirred even to tears by society’s ills.
My dad was a Methodist minister.
Politics is an act of faith you have to show some kind of confidence in the intellectual and moral capacity of the public.
I’ve come to realize that protecting freedom of choice in our everyday lives is essential to maintaining a healthy civil society.
Democrats believe that the federal government is not our enemy it’s our partner.
I hope someday we will be able to proclaim that we have banished hunger in the United States and that we’ve been able to bring nutrition and health to the whole world.
I hope I live long enough to see every hungry school child in the world being fed under the so-called McGovern-Dole program.
I wish I had known more firsthand about the concerns and problems of American businesspeople while I was a U.S. senator and later a presidential nominee. That knowledge would have made me a better legislator and a more worthy aspirant to the White House.
The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy but a love of one’s country deep enough to call her to a higher plain.