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Margaret Chase Smith

1897 – 1995 CE

Called by Khrushchev "the devil in disguise of a woman,” Chase was the first woman to serve in both houses of the US Congress, as chair of the Senate Republican Conference, and the first to be placed in nomination for the presidency. Though an independent Republican, she deeply respected John Kennedy, voted against Nixon proposals, and led the opposition against demagogue Joe McCarthy. She strongly supported civil rights, Medicare, increased educational funding, and the NASA administrator said without here they wouldn’t have been able to land a man on the Moon.


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Quotes by Margaret Chase Smith (8 quotes)

“As an American, I want to see our nation recapture the strength and unity it once had when we fought the enemy instead of ourselves.”

Themes: Democracy Enemy

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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.”

Themes: Conformity Virtue

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“Freedom unexercised may be freedom forfeited. The preservation of freedom is in the hands of the people themselves - not of the government.”

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“In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love, you want the other person.”

Themes: Love

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“Women administer the home. They set the rules, enforce them, mete out justice for violations. Thus, like Congress, they legislate; like the Executive, they administer; like the courts, they interpret the rules. It is an ideal experience for politics.”

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“One of the basic causes for all the trouble in the world today is that people talk too much and think too little. They act impulsively without thinking.”

Themes: Contemplation

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“You are truly one of America's greatest. With your wonderful wife Ariel, you make a team of which we Americans are deeply proud.”

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“It is high time that we stop thinking politically as Republicans and Democrats about elections and started thinking patriotically as Americans about national security based on individual freedom.”

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