Quotation quiz for the day

Who said, addressing Americans from a Middle Eastern point of view:

“Your law is the law of the rich and wealthy people, who hold sway in their political parties, and fund their election campaigns with their gifts.”

OK, we’ve all known that for a long time except 5/9 of the US Supreme Court.

How about:

“The American people are the ones who pay the taxes which fund the planes that bomb us in Afghanistan, the tanks that strike and destroy our homes in Palestine, the armies which occupy our lands in the Arabian Gulf, and the fleets which ensure the blockade of Iraq.”

Well, all US taxpayers know that too.

Further hint: the two quotes are from 13 years ago now.

Answer here:

See my 2011 post Bin Laden Is Dead,” motives for 9/11, & his “Letter to the American people.”

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About politicswestchesterview

Nathaniel regards himself as a progressive Democrat who sees a serious need to involve more Americans in the political process if we are to rise to Ben Franklin's challenge "A republic, madam, if you can keep it," after a passerby asked him what form of government the founders had chosen. This blog gives my views and background information on the local, state, and national political scenes. My career in higher education was mainly in the areas of international studies, foreign languages, and student advising, most recently at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, from which I retired in 2006. I have lived in West Chester since 1986.
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