Paul Howard Douglas was an American politician and Georgist economist. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as a U.S. Senator from Illinois for eighteen years, from 1949 to 1967. During his Senate career, he was a prominent member of the liberal coalition.
|Citizen statesmanship recognizes legitimate local or special needs, but it places the national interest first.||Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising|
|I sometimes suspected that the major qualification for most aspirants for membership on the [Senate] Finance Committee was a secret pledge or agreement to defend the [oil and gas] depletion allowance against all attacks.... [and] campaign funds reinforced these pledges.||Energy ;Taxes|
|I was just visited by a constituent of mine who runs a company that provides services that your agency might use and I would like someone to meet and tell them if there are any opportunities for them. I personally do not know the quality of their work, and I of course do not want any special favor or consideration for them. I have told them that I will only help them identify Federal opportunities but to win any work they must be the best company and the low bidder.||Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest|
|Local groups demand that their representatives and senators bring home the "bacon" or else .... They want economy practiced on the other fellow but not on themselves.||Patronage & Pork Barrel|
|What could be tolerated when government was small cannot be endured when government is big.||Freedom & Liberty|
|With tanks, airplanes and the atomic bomb, war can become instantaneous and disaster can occur while Congress is assembling and debating.||Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising|
|You do not have to be a wastrel to be a liberal.||Liberals & Conservatives|