Who has stood alone to say no?
October 23, 2013 8:03 AM Subscribe
On a recent trip to South Africa, I was fascinated to learn about Helen Suzman
, "the sole parliamentarian unequivocally opposed to apartheid for thirteen years from 1961 to 1974." It reminded me of Barbara Lee's solo "no" vote
on the post-9/11 war powers authorization in the U.S., and I'm now curious: What other examples are there of legislators or similar figures who have taken a deeply unpopular stand and (I know this may be contentious)
been borne out by history?
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