Tuesday while campaigning in Laramie, WY, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) gave a victory speech after winning the Wisconsin primary over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Sanders said, “Now, I am — I am not naive. I know the power of Wall Street and their endless supplies of money. I know that corporate America will shut down plants in America and move to Mexico or China, if they can make another $5 in profit. I know that billionaires are funding candidates whose job it is to represent the wealthy and the powerful. I know about the corporate media that will give us all of the information we need, except what is most important for working families. I know about all of that, but this is what I also know. I know that what history is about is that when people stand up and they say the status quo is not acceptable, we will not have children working in factories, we will not have working people on the job who have no power over those jobs, we will not continue to have segregation or racism or bigotry, we will not have women unable to vote or go to the schools they want or do the work they want, we will pass gay marriage in 50 states in this country. So that is what I have learned from history is that when we are prepared to think big, when we are prepared to take on the agreed and recklessness of Wall Street, when we stand together and we don’t allow the Trumps of the world to divide us up. Whether we were born in America or born abroad, whether we are Muslim or Jewish or Christian — when we stand together, whether we’re gay or straight, male or female — yes, we can create a government that represents all of us and not just a handful of wealthy campaign contributors.”