Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Ron Dellums Quotes. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
If I wanted to be a celebrity, I would have taken guitar lessons.
If Ron Dellums running for mayor gives you hope, then let’s get on with it.
The Democratic Party has been my party over 50 years, where I waged my battle to change America and change the world from its progressive wing.
I was part of the peace movement and part of the civil rights movement. You know what we heard? ‘The majority of people don’t support you.’
Economics should not drive you out of the community.
Being a mayor was an awesome, difficult job. Being the chair of the Armed Services Committee was perhaps the most incredible time in my life, because I got up one morning, and the peacenik from Berkeley was chair of the Armed Services Committee, and it was the greatest – one of the great challenges of my life.
I have long maintained the military budget is not a jobs bill… and will continue to support the lowest budget possible.
The very foundation of our nation’s economy is predicated on the health, growth, and vitality of our local communities.
I have been a lot of ‘firsts’ on the national political stage, including the first African American congressman from the Bay Area and one of the first Democratic Socialists in Congress.
I think democratic socialism will ultimately prevail in this country because it makes an enormous amount of sense.
Let’s make Oakland a model city.
We want Nelson Mandela and the people of South Africa to know that we will stand shoulder to shoulder, hip to hip, until apartheid is eradicated.
Look at black people dying and suffering in South Africa. I ask why. We’ve dropped bombs on no one, we’ve harmed no one in the world, yet for some incredible reason, black people have suffered at an extraordinary level all over the world.
If the truth be known, we are on the verge of losing an entire generation of our young people, killing and dying in the streets of America.
If being an advocate of peace, justice, and humanity toward all human beings is radical, then I’m glad to be called radical. And if it is radical to oppose the use of 70 percent of federal monies for destruction and war, then I am a radical.
Basic human needs like food cannot be corporate questions.
The Constitution is designed to inconvenience one person from taking us to war. War is a very solemn and sobering and extraordinary act, and it should not be granted to one person.
The government should not do everything for everybody all the time, but it should provide basic services to everyone who needs them. Education ought not be contingent on income or where you live. Neither should health.