"Every year, prejudice and injustice destroy lives
and hurt the future of our nation. Now is the time
to create a better tomorrow. Now is the time
for change."

 

QUOTES ABOUT POLITICS

Powerful, inspirational, and known for digging deep beneath the surface, Dr. DaShanne Stokes has been quoted around the world in books, newspapers, religious sermons, and beyond. Collected here are some of his most memorable quotes about politics and law.


 

 

 

 

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"We must tell the world that even though we elected a bigot, bigotry will not prevail."
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"Free elections don't always result in fair elections."
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"Ethics and oversight are what you eliminate when you want absolute power."
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"Denying the popular vote is un-American and anti-democratic."
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"If you love your country, you must be willing to defend it from fraud, bigotry, and recklessness--even from a president."
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"You're not under attack when others gain rights and privileges you've always had."
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"No matter their party, people with a conflict of interest should be banned from the Electoral College."
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"When we hide discrimination under the guise of 'religious freedom,' we make a mockery of human rights."
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"Fear is the intended result of codifying homophobia into law."
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"It's a scary world we live in when a person of color endorses a racist for president."
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"Racist legacy laws and modern racist practices are all part of the same system, and it needs to be changed now."
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"Trump didn't divide America. He just doused us with gasoline and fanned the flames."
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"Truth is hard, propaganda is cheap."
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"I've fought for religious freedom and I can tell you that anti-gay 'religious freedom' bills aren't it."
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"Today's 'religious freedom' policies should not be seen as a problem limited to LGBT people but as a co-optation of religion that affects us all."

 

 

"Building bridges takes us further than building walls."
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"We must speak truth to power and confront ignorance with facts."
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"If the system were designed to protect adoptees, why do so many have to fight for their rights?"
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"It's illegal to deny people their records due to race or gender. Adoptees deserve the same rights and protections."
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"Adoptees deserve open records because deception and partial truths do not set us free."
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"Electing a bigot enables further bigotry."
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"Laws forbidding adoptees from accessing their original birth certificates are outdated and need to be changed today."
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"An institution rooted in slavery can never set us free."
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"We elected a man who knows how to build walls when we needed someone who knows how to build bridges."
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"Bigotry lives not just in our words, but in our actions, thoughts, and institutions."
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"An institution rooted in slavery cannot be the voice of our people."
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"We owe our loyalty to each other and to our children's children, not to party politics."
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"Blind party loyalty will be our downfall. We must follow the truth wherever it leads."
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"Our democracy should aspire to be more democratic."
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"One of the most important qualities of a president is the ability to inspire, to bring people together for the common good."
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"We must acknowledge and take responsibility for the conflicts we have helped to create, and act to create real change. That, after all, is the true hallmark of democracy--a commitment to justice, honest self-appraisal, and action--even when it means challenging ourselves and the political institutions we hold most dear."

 

 


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