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#1. But as I reflected on what the president could have done or said differently, I also remembered what it felt like in the weeks following 9/11. When, for a few glorious weeks, we were all united as Americans. For a brief time, it didn't seem to matter if you were black, white, or brown. We were all brothers and sisters because we were Americans. We shared certain values, a certain past, a certain goal.

We haven't really seen that since.

Charlottesville, I knew, had the same potential to unite us.

But Trump's response derailed that opportunity. America didn't need a stock statement. The country was pleading for a serious discussion about race, about our fundamental need to completely stamp out the Klan and neo-Nazis. I couldn't help but think of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing and the Charleston church shooting. Emmett Till and Jimmie Lee Jackson. Black Codes and the Southern Manifesto.

Trump, I felt, had betrayed black America.

And Jewish America. And American decency. - Author: Gianno Caldwell
United Americans quotes by Gianno Caldwell
#2. To restrict or legalize abortion, to allow or forbid gay marriage, a legislator would need to write and pass a law, get it signed by the president or a governor, and perhaps override a veto. A Supreme Court justice need only persuade four other people. If he or she is not internally constrained by the authority of a text, he or she is not constrained. - Author: Michael J. Gerson
United Americans quotes by Michael J. Gerson
#3. I'm also hard at work on plans for the Obama Library. And some have suggested that we put it in my birthplace, but I'd rather keep it in the United States.
Did anybody not see that joke coming? Show of hands. - Author: Barack Obama
United Americans quotes by Barack Obama
#4. The effect is both domestic and wild, equal parts geometric and chaotic. It's the visual signature of small, diversified farms that creates the picture-postcard landscape here, along with its celebrated gastronomic one. Couldn't Americans learn to love landscapes like these around our cities, treasuring them not just gastronomically but aesthetically, instead of giving everything over to suburban development? Can we only love agriculture on postcards? - Author: Barbara Kingsolver
United Americans quotes by Barbara Kingsolver
#5. Americans are so direct. They'd ask me, 'What's your five-year plan? Do you have a five-year plan?' I don't know what I'm having for my tea tonight let alone a five-year plan. - Author: Ashley Jensen
United Americans quotes by Ashley Jensen
#6. Van Laar wasn't a climate change denier, nor did he talk defensively of the United States' appetite for oil. Rather, he confessed, "I don't give much of a fuck, and nobody I know does, either, because this industry is giving me a future, even if it's a short one and we're all about to toast together. - Author: Tony Horwitz
United Americans quotes by Tony Horwitz
#7. Yes! I hate everything about this country. Like, I hate fat white Americans. All the people who are crunched into the middle of America, the real fat and meat of America, are these racist conservative white people who live on their farms. Those little teenage girls who work at Kmart and have a racist grandma - that's really America - Author: Azealia Banks
United Americans quotes by Azealia Banks
#8. Makes me want to go to leave the United States and go to a more sensible place, like Texas. - Author: Greg Gutfeld
United Americans quotes by Greg Gutfeld
#9. The Fourteenth Amendment repudiated the prewar Dred Scott decision by declaring that "all persons born or naturalized in the United States" were citizens. It also seemed to make a powerful statement for racial equality, severely limiting "states' rights": No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. - Author: Howard Zinn
United Americans quotes by Howard Zinn
#10. Quite often, the people who do leave their own nation and come to an unknown destination, like the United States, are inherently adventurous, so we've had that adventurous spirit that has embedded itself collectively in the American consciousness. - Author: Jimmy Carter
United Americans quotes by Jimmy Carter
#11. The only option to avoid war is the departure of the number one warmonger in the world US President George W Bush. His policy has brought disaster to the United States. This crazy man should go and also his subject, disciple and follower UK Prime Minister Tony Blair. - Author: Naji Sabri
United Americans quotes by Naji Sabri
#12. We're building on an international network with many others for the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. There are so many things we can do to carry forward policies. - Author: Janet Reno
United Americans quotes by Janet Reno
#13. Ex-Presidents of the United States get state subsidies. Not so in Russia. You get no government support. - Author: Mikhail Gorbachev
United Americans quotes by Mikhail Gorbachev
#14. I'm deeply grateful to live and work in this country and to the United States for opening its arms to me the way it has. I mean I think my attitude as an Aussie coming here - I've been coming here for a while now, I've been coming here for about 12 or 13 years - is that this country has afforded me and my family work and security. For that, I'm forever grateful. - Author: Jennifer Lopez
United Americans quotes by Jennifer Lopez
#15. Great numbers of Asian Americans do not fit the model minority or 'tiger family' stereotypes, living instead in multigenerational poverty far from the mainstream. - Author: Eric Liu
United Americans quotes by Eric Liu
#16. There are many different places of power around the world. They're invisible openings to other worlds. We find a preponderance of these places in the Himalayas, in the western part of the United States; of course, in every country of the world there are some. - Author: Frederick Lenz
United Americans quotes by Frederick Lenz
#17. The European Union Treaty ... within a few years will lead to the creation of what the founding fathers of modern Europe dreamed of after the war, the United States of Europe. - Author: Helmut Kohl
United Americans quotes by Helmut Kohl
#18. We Americans are the ultimate innocents. We are forever desperate to believe that this time the government is telling us the truth. - Author: Sydney Schanberg
United Americans quotes by Sydney Schanberg
#19. The United States, you know, people - one of the reasons that it is said that native people received citizenship in 1924 was so that they could be drafted. And they have been extensively drafted. - Author: Winona LaDuke
United Americans quotes by Winona LaDuke
#20. There are many people who could be Olympic champions. All-Americans who have never tried. I'd estimate more than 5 million people could have beaten me in the pole vault the years I won it ... at least 5 million. Men that were stronger, bigger and faster than I was could have done it, but they never picked up a pole, never made the feeble effort to pick their legs off the ground trying to get over the bar. - Author: Bob Richards
United Americans quotes by Bob Richards
#21. My heroes are, above all, the great 19th-century Americans: Emerson, Whitman, Dickinson and the others. I love the way they think. - Author: Marilynne Robinson
United Americans quotes by Marilynne Robinson
#22. In the Netherlands, fewer than one in thirty riders wear helmets, the streets are full of cyclists, and the bike accident and head injury rate is far lower than it is in the United States. - Author: Grant Petersen
United Americans quotes by Grant Petersen
#23. more students of English in China than there are people in the United States. - Author: Bill Bryson
United Americans quotes by Bill Bryson
#24. Three of the four forces (excluding gravity) are therefore united by quantum theory, giving us unification without geometry, which appears to contradict the theme of this book and everything we have considered so far. - Author: Michio Kaku
United Americans quotes by Michio Kaku
#25. That Cabot merely landed on the uninhabitable shore of Labrador gave the English no just title to New England, or to the United States generally, any more than to Patagonia. - Author: Henry David Thoreau
United Americans quotes by Henry David Thoreau
#26. Oh, misanthropy and sourness. Gary wanted to enjoy being a man of wealth and leisure, but the country was making it none too easy. All around him, millions of newly minted American millionaires were engaged in the identical pursuit of feeling extraordinary - of buying the perfect Victorian, of skiing the virgin slope, of knowing the chef personally, of locating the beach that had no footprints. There were further tens of millions of young Americans who didn't have money but were nonetheless chasing the Perfect Cool. And meanwhile the sad truth was that not everyone could be extraordinary, not everyone could be extremely cool; because whom would this leave to be ordinary? Who would perform the thankless work of being comparatively uncool? - Author: Jonathan Franzen
United Americans quotes by Jonathan Franzen
#27. African-American women who develop breast cancer are more likely to die from the disease than White women of the same age. Survival rates are worse among African-Americans for colon, prostate and ovarian cancers as well. - Author: Frank C. Garland
United Americans quotes by Frank C. Garland
#28. These men of the special forces have had other optinos in their lives, other paths, easier paths they could have taken. But they took the hardest path, that narrow causeway that is not for the sunshine patriot. They took the one for the supreme patriot, the one that may require them to lay down their lives for the United States of America. The one that is suitable only for those who want to serve their country so bad, nothing else matters. That's probably not fashionable in our celebrity-obsessed modern world. But special forces guys don't give a damn about that either ... They are of course aware of a higher calling, because they are sworn to defend this country and to fight its battles. - Author: Marcus Luttrell
United Americans quotes by Marcus Luttrell
#29. "My fellow Americans: Major combat operations in Iraq have ended." Under the banner "Mission Accomplished." - Author: George W. Bush
United Americans quotes by George W. Bush
#30. I believe that the United States has a moral obligation to stand up for those citizens of the world who cannot stand up for themselves, and I am proud to have authored the bill signed into law today that continues to put significant pressure on the brutal Burmese military junta. - Author: Joseph Crowley
United Americans quotes by Joseph Crowley
#31. Tecumseh, a Shawnee chief and noted orator, tried to unite the Indians against the white invasion: The way, and the only way, to check and to stop this evil, is for all the Redmen to unite in claiming a common and equal right in the land, as it was at first and should be yet; for it was never divided, but belongs to all for the use of each. That no part has a right to sell, even to each other, much less to strangers - those who want all and will not do with less. Angered when fellow Indians were induced to cede a great tract of land to the United States government, Tecumseh organized in 1811 an Indian gathering of five thousand, on the bank of the Tallapoosa River in Alabama, and told them: Let the white race perish. They seize your land; they corrupt your women, they trample on the ashes of your dead! Back whence they came, upon a trail of blood, they must be driven. - Author: Howard Zinn
United Americans quotes by Howard Zinn
#32. Equally worrying, and far less recognized, medicine has been slow to confront the very changes that it has been responsible for - or to apply the knowledge we have about how to make old age better. Although the elderly population is growing rapidly, the number of certified geriatricians the medical profession has put in practice has actually fallen in the United States by 25 percent between 1996 and 2010. Applications to training programs in adult primary care medicine have plummeted, while fields like plastic surgery and radiology receive applications in record numbers. Partly, this has to do with money - incomes in geriatrics and adult primary care are among the lowest in medicine. And partly, whether we admit it or not, a lot of doctors don't like taking care of the elderly. - Author: Atul Gawande
United Americans quotes by Atul Gawande
#33. Belafonte sent his people to pick me up and I went back and shook his hand, then went back to my little flat. I was very happy to have met a president of the United States - little me! - Author: Miriam Makeba
United Americans quotes by Miriam Makeba
#34. According to a Public Policy Polling survey, most Americans find lice and colonoscopies more appealing than Capitol Hill. - Author: Ron Fournier
United Americans quotes by Ron Fournier
#35. The United States owes a great debt to its inventors. Far from being grateful to them, it places every obstruction in their way and makes it enormously difficult to secure a patent. - Author: Preston Sturges
United Americans quotes by Preston Sturges
#36. Cynicism and naivety lie cheek by jowl in the American imagination; if the United States is one of the most venal nations on Earth, it is also one of the most earnestly idealistic. - Author: Terry Eagleton
United Americans quotes by Terry Eagleton
#37. The United States in the 1980s may be the first society in history in which children are distinctly worse off than adults. - Author: Daniel Patrick Moynihan
United Americans quotes by Daniel Patrick Moynihan
#38. Happiness springs up of itself in a united family. - House of Exile - Author: Nora Waln
United Americans quotes by Nora Waln
#39. My home State of North Carolina ranks 12th in the United States for increased aging population and, according to a national report, 41st in overall health. According to this same report, individuals aged 50+ are the least healthy. - Author: Howard Coble
United Americans quotes by Howard Coble
#40. It is easy to forget the cohesiveness of a free people in times of peace and prosperity. New York is an extreme example of the great pandemonium that results when countless individuals and groups pursue their diverse interests in the normal course of life. In a crisis, however, a national tribe comes together ... despite the centrifugal forces that pull us in different directions, there is a deep national unity that holds us together.
Unity, however, is not sufficient for the challenges ahead. America also needs the moral self-confidence to meet its adversary ... Americans cannot succeed unless they are convinced of fighting on behalf of the good. - Author: Dinesh D'Souza
United Americans quotes by Dinesh D'Souza
#41. I like politics. I like traveling in the United States. - Author: Laura Bush
United Americans quotes by Laura Bush
#42. When we have in mind that from 25 to 75 per cent of individuals in various communities in the United States have a distinct irregularity in the development of the dental arches and facial form, the cause and significance of which constitutes one of the important problems of this study, the striking contrast found in these Peruvian skulls will be seen to constitute a challenge for our modern civilizations. In a study of 1,276 skulls of these ancient Peruvians, I did not find a single skull with significant deformity of the dental arches - Author: Anonymous
United Americans quotes by Anonymous
#43. The field has never been highly regarded; for a long time the only friends that Poe and Lovecraft had were the French, who have somehow come to an arrangement with both sex and death, an arrangement that Poe and Love-craft's fellow Americans certainly had no patience with. The Americans were busy building railroads, and Poe and Lovecraft died broke. - Author: Stephen King
United Americans quotes by Stephen King
#44. Critical discussions of Western colonialism and imperialism and of what the term postcolonialism could mean, require, and enable first became acceptable in literature and cultural studies departments in the United States some three decades ago. Yet it has been much harder to create such discussions of sciences and technologies. Especially resistant are those departments where the West's scientific rationality and technical expertise have long been lovingly explained and "served up" for use in corporate and nationalist policies: sociology, philosophy, economics, and international relations, as well as the natural sciences themselves. - Author: Sandra G. Harding
United Americans quotes by Sandra G. Harding
#45. Though Americans have tremendous respect for the ability of engineers and scientists to solve important problems and answer important questions, polls indicate many of us worry that technology moves too fast, and that its benefits blind us to important spiritual concerns. - Author: Cornelia Dean
United Americans quotes by Cornelia Dean
#46. Unbelievable as it may seem, one-third of all vegetables consumed in the United States come from just three sources: french fries, potato chips, and iceberg lettuce. - Author: Marion Nestle
United Americans quotes by Marion Nestle
#47. Spaniards were condemned for appeasing terrorism by voting for withdrawing troops from Iraq in the absence of U.N. authorization - that is, for taking a stand rather like that of 70 percent of Americans, who called for the U.N. to take the leading role in Iraq. - Author: Noam Chomsky
United Americans quotes by Noam Chomsky
#48. Since the foundation of the State of Israel, the United States has stood by her and helped her to pursue security, peace, and economic growth. Our friendship is based on historic moral and strategic ties, as well as our shared dedication to democracy. - Author: Ronald Reagan
United Americans quotes by Ronald Reagan
#49. Contrary to a tenacious myth, France is not owned by California pension funds or the Bank of China, any more than the United States belongs to Japanese and German investors. The fear of getting into such a predicament is so strong today that fantasy often outstrips reality. The reality is that inequality with respect to capital is a far greater domestic issue than it is an international one. - Author: Thomas Piketty
United Americans quotes by Thomas Piketty

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