Quote(s) Of The Week - 12/20/21
“We cannot avoid noting with concern how today, and not only in Europe, we are witnessing a retreat from democracy."
Pope Francis, in a speech before a European audience where he warned further against politicians with "an obsessive quest for popularity, in a thirst for visibility, in a flurry of unrealistic promises…” on December 5, 2021 [Emphasis added since the Pope was referring to the United States in his remarks.]
“America has never achieved greatness when Republicans and Democrats simply manage to work together or tolerate each other. We have overcome our biggest challenges only when we focused on our shared values and experiences. These common ties form much stronger bonds than political parties.”
Former Senator Robert Dole (R-KS) in a final opinion piece submitted to The Washington Post several months ago for publication at the end of the month but which was moved up due to his death on December 5, 2021.