Quotations on Activism

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Our Parliamentary system has simply failed to meet the challenge of judicial activism.
- Stockwell Day
(Keywords: Activism, Challenge)

But as for activism, my parents did what they could, given the constraints, but were never involved in the causes I think of when I think of activists.
- Paul Farmer
(Keywords: Activism, Causes, Parents)

There's enormous progressive activism and, more often than not, success at the grassroots level - everything from living wage campaigns to efforts to finance our elections are having terrific success.
- Jim Hightower
(Keywords: Finance, Success, Activism, Elections, Living, Wage)

Ten years ago, 15 years ago, I think the church would have been asleep at the switch. This level of activism and engagement with the needs of society by local churches I never thought I'd see it in my lifetime.
- Bill Hybels
(Keywords: Society, Thought, Church, Activism, Churches, Needs, Years)

Out of control judicial activism threatens traditional marriage in America.
- Ernest Istook
(Keywords: Marriage, Control, Activism, America)

That attitude that fighting is probably not fair, but you have to defend yourself anyway and damage the enemy, has been profoundly consequential as far as my political activism goes.
- June Jordan
(Keywords: Attitude, Activism, Enemy, Fighting)

It wouldn't be fair to say that conservatives cherish property the way liberals cherish equality. But it would be fair to say that the takings clause is the conservatives' recipe for judicial activism just as they say liberals have misused the equal protection clause.
- Michael Kinsley
(Keywords: Equality, Activism, Liberals, Property, Protection)

So the danger of conservative judicial activism has been averted for another year. Stay tuned.
- Michael Kinsley
(Keywords: Activism, Conservative, Danger)

My activism and sexual revolution in New York was a factor.
- Sally Kirkland
(Keywords: Activism, Revolution)

Traditionalists will have to master techniques of sustained activism formerly monopolized by the left.
- Christopher Lasch
(Keywords: Activism, Will)

I guess because the shows were activist in their own way - the marriage of my public activism and my career activism, you know - people understand me very well. They also understand there's a very strong bipartisan part in all of this.
- Norman Lear
(Keywords: Marriage, People, Activism, Career, Public)

Shareholder activism is not a privilege - it is a right and a responsibility. When we invest in a company, we own part of that company and we are partly responsible for how that company progresses. If we believe there is something going wrong with the company, then we, as shareholders, must become active and vocal.
- Mark Mobius
(Keywords: Activism, Company, Privilege, Responsibility, Right, Wrong)

What drew me to both study and activism was the formative experience of the civil rights movement.
- David E. Price
(Keywords: Experience, Activism, Civil rights, Study)

The Body Shop Foundation is run by our staff and supports social activism and environmental activism. We don't tend to support big agencies.
- Anita Roddick
(Keywords: Environmental, Activism, Body, Support)

"Empathy" is the latest code word for liberal activism, for treating the Constitution as malleable clay to be kneaded and molded in whatever form justices want. It represents an expansive view of the judiciary in which courts create policy that couldn't pass the legislative branch or, if it did, would generate voter backlash.
- Karl Rove
(Keywords: Policy, Activism, Constitution, Liberal, Want, Word)

My ministry's always been one of social activism. I think a responsible minister must be at some levels involved in the social order.
- Al Sharpton
(Keywords: Activism, Order)

As you know, when Star Trek was canceled after the second season, it was the activism of the fans that revived it for a third season.
- George Takei
(Keywords: Activism, Fans)

Our aims in political activism are not, and should not be, to create a perfect utopia.
- Paul Wellstone
(Keywords: Activism, Utopia)

When you stop and look at so much of the kind of activism that has been triggered, the Tea Party and the like, as a result of Obama's efforts - TARP, the stimulus package, and now the health care reform - there is a lot of sense this government is changing.
- Juan Williams
(Keywords: Government, Health, Activism, Care, Now, Party, Reform, Result, Sense, Tea)









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