• Moral cowardice that keeps us from speaking our minds is as dangerous to this country as irresponsible talk. ~Margaret Chase Smith
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  • Every human being is entitled to courtesy and consideration. Constructive criticism is not only to be expected but sought. ~Margaret Chase Smith
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  • The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character. ~Margaret Chase Smith
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  • “When people keep telling you that you can’t do a thing, you kind of like to try it. ” ~Margaret Chase Smith
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  • Public service must be more than doing a job efficiently and honestly. It must be a complete dedication to the people and to the nation. ~Margaret Chase Smith
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The Democratic administration has greatly lost the confidence of the American people by its complacency to the threat of communism and the leak of vital secrets to Russia through key officials of the Democratic administration. There are enough proved cases to make this point without diluting our criticism with unproved charges.

Surely these are sufficient reasons to make it clear to the American people that it is time for a change and that a Republican victory is necessary to the security of this country. Surely it is clear that this nation will continue to suffer as long as it is governed by the present ineffective Democratic Administration.

Yet to displace it with a Republican regime embracing a philosophy that lacks political integrity or intellectual honesty would prove equally disastrous to this nation. The nation sorely needs a Republican victory. But I don’t want to see the Republican Party ride to political victory on the Four Horsemen of Calumny — Fear, Ignorance, Bigotry, and Smear.

I doubt if the Republican Party could — simply because I don’t believe the American people will uphold any political party that puts political exploitation above national interest. ~Margret Chase Smith, June 1, 1950

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