"All over the Union, people are coming to feel that they have no control over the course of affairs... ‘We vote; we are offered the platform we want; we elect the men who stand on that platform; and we get absolutely nothing.’ So they begin to ask: ‘What is the use of voting? We know that the machines of both parties are subsidized by the same persons, and therefore it is useless to turn in either direction.’ "
Woodrow Wilson
(1856-1924) 28th US President
The New Freedom, chapter 1 (1913)
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And that spoken by arguably the most treasonous President that it has been the misfortune for Amerika to elect. Even his implementation of the 2nd plank of the communist manifesto wasn't done lawfully or constitutionally (We The People having NO control over the course of affairs! ! !).
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    A notable traitor in a lamentably lengthy line of traitors, culminating in the odious pretender-usurper, B. Hussein Obama.
     -- Patrick Henry, Red Hill     
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    In spite of the messenger, this quote is accurate.
     -- jim k, austin     
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    My goodness ... Woodrow Wilson actually called himself out for the rapacious Despot he truly was.
     -- Mary - MI     
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    Classic Woodrow Wilson -- was he ever aware that he was speaking about himself, his party, and his administration? Was he a complete dupe or did he know what he was doing?
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    As big a hypocrite as Lincoln here:
    "Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable, a most sacred right – a right which we hope and believe is to liberate the world. Nor is this right confined to cases in which the whole people of an existing government may choose to exercise it. Any portion of such people, that can, may revolutionize, and make their own of so much of the territory as they inhabit."
    Abraham Lincoln, in an 1848 speech before the US Congress
     -- Mike, New Mexico     
    Wilson has not been totally correct recently.  Obama vowed to fundamentally change our country and did everything he could to ruin it.  Trump vowed to put America first and has tried hard to do that against opposition from the media and both parties.  On the other hand, members of Congress in both parties promise to represent us and then sell their influence to the highest bidder once elected.
     -- Durham, Birmingham, AL     
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    And he was one of the "progressive" leaders in successfully selling the lie that our republic is a democracy--which our brilliant founders knew is just another evil form of government.
     -- Durham, Birmingham, AL     
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    WWG1WGA to MAGA to KAG hold the course, Stand the ground. 
    Absolute Resolve is required, there is no turning back. SF and GB
     -- Ronw13, Oregon     
    Durham, well said.
     -- jim k, Austin     
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