There can be no daily democracy without daily citizenship.
Since I was a law student, I have been against the death penalty. It does not deter. It is severely discriminatory against minorities, especially since they’re given no competent legal counsel defense in many cases. It’s a system that has to be perfect. You cannot execute one innocent person. No system is perfect. And to top it off, for those of you who are interested in the economics it, it costs more to pursue a capital case toward execution than it does to have full life imprisonment without parole.
RALPH NADER, Meet the Press interview, Jun. 25, 2000
The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun.
I don't think meals have any business being deductible. I'm for separation of calories and corporations.
RALPH NADER, Wall Street Journal, July 15, 1985
A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved. He inspires the power and energy to get it done.