“It takes no compromise to give people their rights...it takes no money to respect the individual. It takes no political deal to give people freedom. It takes no survey to remove repression.” Harvey Milk
Throughout the 20th century many people were given rights, but many didn't have these rights. This group being the LGBTQ* community. Harvey Milk was a politician from New York, but moved to California and became the first "out-of-the-closet" person in an elected position in California. His bravery and sense of community broke walls down and in a domino like effect other barriers were broken as well.
Many of the words used in this quotation represent the idea that all men are created equal. It makes the reader well up with hope and patriotism. It gives them the strength to fight against oppression. I imagined when Harvey made the quote he would have said the 'no' loud than the rest. Also putting emphasis on the end of phrases.
Harvey Milk made the quotation, although it is not known the origins of this exact quote. Harvey was an openly gay politician.