A 3/4 Nelson

"I have always voted independently. I believe that my party is the best party, but it isn't perfect. I have voted with the administration about seventy-five percent of the time, which is about five percent more agreement than I have with my wife."

Senator Gaylord Nelson



Glittering Generalities

"Which shall rule -- wealth or man; which shall lead -- money of intellect; who shall fill public stations -- educated and patriotic free men, or the feudal serfs of corporate capital?"

Edward G. Ryan
Wisconsin Chief Justice (1873)


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Small Talk

"Anonymity is the enemy of civility, and produces insensitivity and callousness. The nice thing about small towns is everybody has to be civil to each other. You can't live that close without being civil. Nobody in our hometown suppressed arguing something on the merits, but it was done in a civil fashion. I think there actually tends to be more independent thinking in small towns. It helps develop individuality to be in smaller communities."

Gaylord Nelson
former US Senator
Clear Lake, Wisconsin