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Suppression Quotes

We’ve collected the best Suppression Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Michael Shellenberger, Saul Bellow, Kayleigh McEnany, Jason Kander, Ephraim Mirvis. Use them as an inspiration.

Chernobyl’ is supposedly about the lies, arrogance, and suppression of criticism under Communism, but the mini-series portrays life in the Soviet Union in the 1980s as inaccurately, and melodramatically, as it portrays the effects of radiation.
Everybody knows there is no fineness or accuracy of suppression; if you hold down one thing, you hold down the adjoining.
America‘s bastions of free thought have become hubs of suppression. If you’re on the left, riot in the streets without repercussion. But if you’re on the right, speak at your own peril.
Voter ID laws are the most potent form of voter suppression legislation.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has been an adviser to Trump, although he still very publicly couldn’t land a job in the president‘s Cabinet, despite providing that counsel. And Kobach has a long history of making up facts to help him pass unfair voter suppression laws and push extreme anti-immigrant proposals.
While silence can in some circumstances bespeak noble self-control, it can also signify suppression, oblivion or cowardice.
Despite allegations by liberal advocacy groups that voter suppression tactics by the right hindered minority voting, blacks represented 13 percent of the electorate in 2012, a percentage about equivalent with 2008.
Restoring the rights of individuals who have served their time and reentered society is the right thing to do. Virginia‘s felon disenfranchisement policy is rooted in a tragic history of voter suppression and marginalization of minorities, and it needs to be overturned.
Whatever the immediate gains and losses, the dangers to our safety arising from political suppression are always greater than the dangers to the safety resulting from political freedom. Suppression is always foolish. Freedom is always wise.
Alexander Meiklejohn
In the Iraq war, for instance, so much of the information is digitized and can easily be wiped out. That will make it very hard to write accurate histories. Also, there’s a much greater opportunity for suppression of information before it can even be archived.
During the Jim Crow era, we know that racially targeted and racially motivated voter suppression was often blatant. Legislators adapted overtly racist policies like literacy tests, and poll taxes in an effort to shape the electorate.
The feudal concept of self-preservation is poisoned at the core by the virulent assumption of master and man, of potentate and slave, of external and internal suppression of the life urge of the only one – of its faith in human sacrifice as a means of salvation.
Louis Sullivan
Let America Vote will make the case for voting rights by exposing the real motivations of those who favor voter suppression laws.
I believe there should be political consequences for politicians who commit voter suppression.
We need to recognize that, whether you’re looking at Georgia or North Carolina or North Dakota or Florida, that the disenfranchisement of voters, the suppression of votes, cuts across every community, and therefore, it cuts across partisanship.
I know from firsthand experience that claims of non-existent voter fraud are used to raise fears, steamroll facts, and overcome common sense, resulting in laws that have nothing to do with ballot security and everything to do with voter suppression and discrimination.
The Tea Party emerged from a laudably grassroots base: libertarians, fervent Constitutionalists, and ordinary people alarmed at the suppression of liberties, whether by George W. Bush or Barack Obama.
Since winning the election, Donald Trump has jump-started voter suppression efforts at the federal and state levels.
Voter suppression laws, overzealous filibuster use, you name it – the Republicans use every tactic they can to stop our democracy from actually selecting the person with the most support.
The miasma of fear that is created through voter suppression is as much about terrifying people about trying to vote as it is about actually blocking their ability to do so.
Part of the reason voter suppression works is we’ve created this culture that says you don’t challenge the outcome of elections unless the act is so egregious as to be absolutely clear on its face.
Voter suppression is at the very core of the Trump re-election strategy.
Sadly, voter suppression is not a thing of the past.
The thing about terror and why it’s so interesting is that terror is there to keep us safe. But then the issue comes in: Well, how do you ever grow if you can’t get past this fear? That’s called suppression.
Voter suppression takes different forms.
I don’t think the Egyptian people want to see what is a very clear effort to obtain political and economic rights turn into any kind of new form of oppression or suppression or violence or letting loose criminal elements.
I’m going to continue to do the work we’re doing on voter suppression, supporting the work that’s being done by Fair Count, ensuring a fair Census count.
It is a travesty for anyone who is elected to office, who serves in an elective office, to engage in voter suppression.
We’ve changed in the sense that we flipped – and this is no longer the Republican party of Lincoln. This is the party of suppression.
Let’s be clear: Voter suppression is real.
In society, liberty for one may mean the suppression of liberty for others.
Gunnar Myrdal
Shyness is invariably a suppression of something. It’s almost a fear of what you’re capable of.
Hong Kong people stand in the front line to confront authoritarian suppression.
Ego suppression can be an act of ostentation.
Despite all the gains for democracy in the world, in many countries anyone who wants to publish truths unwelcome to the government risks suppression and criminal punishment.
Anthony Lewis
To me, it’s a different kind of voter suppression to constantly try to make people feel like the election is over before it’s even begun.
Voter suppression in Florida in 2000 helped put Republican George W Bush into office despite losing the popular vote and the targeting of state legislative elections in 2010 enabled Republicans to gerrymander states out of Democrat reach.
Don and I are infamous for our split, but we’re closer than most brothers. Harmony singing requires that you enlarge yourself, not use any kind of suppression. Harmony is the ultimate love.
Phil Everly
Voting the names of the dead, and the nonexistent, and the too-mentally-impaired to function, cancels out the votes of citizens who are exercising their rights – that’s suppression by any light.
‘An Octoroon’ was written over about three years but premiered in 2014. I’m writing about America’s relationship to its own history. Race or not, it’s a story about suppression and oppression and many populations being devalued systematically.
From partisan gerrymandering and unlimited corporate money flooding our elections to voter suppression legislation, the Republican Party, aligned with Trump, has waged a war on our democracy.
We need to end voter suppression and protect access to the ballot. We need to teach the truth about white supremacy in our classrooms. And we must prioritize Black liberation in its totality. Only then will we be truly free.
As the country has become more diverse, not just states like California and New York, but throughout the nation, it’s no coincidence that we have seen a resurgence of white supremacy and violent extremism. And history’s clear: voter suppression is rooted in white supremacy.
The ability to reach a catastrophic forest fire quickly can not only save millions in fire suppression costs, it can save structures and, most importantly, lives.
It has been surprising to me that so few conservatives have voiced concern over the precedence that are being set in favor of suppression by this so-called conservative administration.