Friday, March 07, 2014

The Greatest President

The greatest president that we never elected…because she was a woman…because she was Black…but, even more, because she had common sense and wasn't in politics for ego enhancement.  It will sadden me forever that Shirley Chisholm fought but did not have a chance.  There is a great deal of her on the Internet, including speeches, and there is a documentary about her.   Now she is on a stamp, our greatest president.

Shirley Chisholm Quotes

You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining.
You make progress by implementing ideas.

The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the
doctor says:  It's a girl.

Service is the rent that you pay for room on this earth.

At present, our country needs women's idealism and determination, perhaps more
in politics than anywhere else.

Tremendous amounts of talent are lost to our society just because that talent
wears a skirt.

When morality comes up against profit, it is seldom that profit loses.

There is little place in the political scheme of things for an independent,
creative personality, for a living.  Anyone who takes that role  must pay a price.

Congress seems drugged and inert most of the time…its idea of meeting a
problem is to hold hearings meetings, or, in extreme cases, to appoint
a commission.

Of my two handicaps, being female put many more obstacles in my path
than being Black.

The liberals in the House strongly resemble liberals I have known through the last
two decades in the civil rights  conflict.  When it comes tim to show on which side they will be counted, they excuse themselves.

I don't measure America by its achievement but by its potential.

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