From the Light:
"As Election Day approaches, Americans dutifully watch inane debates, respectfully watch commercials in which celebrities harangue them to “rock the vote” or other such nonsense, and compulsively ask each other who they’re going to vote for. On Election Day, they go to the polls as if they were receiving Holy Communion and then go through the rest of the day wearing “I Voted” stickers as if these stickers were ashes on Ash Wednesday."
"It is an affront and an abomination to have anyone, but especially a bunch of stupid people, presume the authority to run your life. Not to withdraw your consent is an act of gratuitous self-contempt. Creating liberty is just the opposite. Liberty in your lifetime is not just possible, it’s the ultimate do-it-yourself project."
From the Darkness:
"Change is a good thing. I think the time comes when it is time for new people and new ideas."
"America must never be neutral about what is best. Democracy is the only system that can ... allow human beings to reach their potential in dignity."