I think constitutional and lawful protest has a very real value.

— Allard K. Lowenstein

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When President Nixon said that the American people don't want their foreign policy dictated from the street, unfortunately, he said the most clever political statement I think he's ever said.

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You can gerrymander one district, but it's very difficult to gerrymander the whole country.

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There's no eleventh commandment, "Thou shalt commit civil disobedience," There's no eleventh commandment, "Thou shalt not." What you do is you face the realities of the situation, and decide whether what you're doing will help or hurt the goal you set.

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The question should be, is it worth trying to do, not can it be done.

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Congressmen are not evil people, they're mostly sort of seismographs with antennae; they're waiting - they're more worried about losing their jobs than Assistant Deans of Men in the Ivy League.

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If there's no connection between the tactic and the result you're trying to achieve, and if in the process you can damage other people who are in fact innocent in the whole situation, I think you ought to re-examine whether what you're doing makes sense.

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