Born on September 8, 1941, Bernie Sanders is a democratic socialist who is focused on reversing social inequality. He was elected as mayor of Burlington in Vermont before being elected to represent Vermont in the US House of Representatives. There, he served for 16 years before becoming a senator in 2006.
In 2015, Bernie Sanders announced his entry into the Democratic presidential race. Unfortunately, his fight for the White House ended when Hilary Clinton won the nomination process.
As a way to highlight his political career, here are 20 of the best Bernie Sanders quotes.
It’s time to make our government work for all of us… and not just the 1%.
A nation will not survive morally or economically when so few have so much and so many have so little.
For many, the American dream has become a nightmare.
It’s better to show up than to give up.
It is not good enough to say, “Well, hey, I vote every two years. I vote every four years.” That’s fine, but that is not good enough.
The only way change happens is when people become more significantly involved in the political process.
Americans’ right to free speech should not be proportionate to their bank accounts.
I believe when we stand together, when we share the vision that government should work for all of us, there is nothing we can’t accomplish.
It makes no sense to me that the United States of America has more jails and prisons than colleges and universities.
Politics is not a baseball game with winners or losers. What politics is about is whether we protect the needs of millions of people in the country who are hurting.
Families are struggling to put bread on the table, send their kids to college and take care of their basic needs. America needs a political revolution.
Nobody who works 40 hours a week should be living in poverty.
The U.S. constitution is an extraordinary document. In my view, it should not be amended often.
Real freedom must include economic security.
If the environment were a bank, it would have been saved by now.
Democratic socialism means that we must create an economy that works for all, not just the very wealthy.
In my view, a corporation is not a person. A corporation does not have First Amendment rights to spend as much money as it wants, without disclosure, on a political campaign.
We are going to do everything that we can to protect working families in this country.
The Palestinian people’s needs must be respected.
Good environmental policy is good economic policy.