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Jim Hightower quotes

Even the smallest dog can lift its leg on the tallest building.

The opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow.

The only difference between a pigeon and the American farmer today is that a pigeon can still make a deposit on a John Deere.

The corporations don't have to lobby the government anymore. They are the government.

Democracy is not something that happens, you know, just at election time, and it's not something that happens just with one event. It's an ongoing building process. But it also ought to be a part of our culture, a part of our lives.

The middle of the road is for yellow lines and dead armadillos.

If you don't speak out now when it matters, when would it matter for you to speak out?

So now is the time, more than ever, for those who truly value all the principles of democracy, especially including dissent, to be the most forceful in speaking up, standing up and speaking out.

The issue isn't just jobs. Even slaves had jobs. The issue is wages.

What created democracy was Thomas Paine and Shays' Rebellion, the suffragists and the abolitionists and on down through the populists and the labor movement, including the Wobblies. Tough, in your face people... Mother Jones, Woody Guthrie... Martin Luther King and Caesar Chavez. And now it's down to us.

You can't do progressive government from the inside. You have to rally those outsiders and make them a force.

Populism is not a style, it's a people's rebellion against the iron grip that big corporations have on our country - including our economy, government, media, and environment.

Politics isn't about left versus right; it's about top versus bottom.

Do something. If it doesn't work, do something else. No idea is too crazy.

It's hard for the donkeys to win the race if they're going to carry the elephants on their backs.

The Bible declares that on the sixth day God created man. Right then and there, God should have demanded a damage deposit.

But the good news is that out in the countryside, just about every place that's got a zip code has somebody or some group of people battling the economic and political exclusion that Wall Street and Washington are shoving down our throats.

Little ol' boy in the Panhandle told me the other day you can still make a small fortune in agriculture. Problem is, you got to start with a large one.

But, as my mother used to tell me, two wrongs don't make a right. But I soon figured out that three left turns do.

If you can't be a populist in Arkansas, you ain't going to be a populist in Washington.