We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.
Our country's founders cherished liberty, not democracy.
What can the schools do to defend democracy? Should they preach a specific political doctrine? I believe they should not. If they are able to teach young people to have a critical mind and a socially oriented attitude, they will have done all that is necessary.
Truth is relative. Truth is what you can make the voter believe is the truth. If you're smart enough, truth is what you make the voter think it is. That's why I'm a Democrat. I can make the Democratic voters think whatever I want them to.
The Greeks had invented democracy, built the Acropolis and called it a day.
A newspaper is a device for making the ignorant more ignorant and the crazy crazier.
Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty.
Democracy is nothing but the Tyranny of Majorities, the most abominable tyranny of all, for it is not based on the authority of a religion, not upon the nobility of a race, not on the merits of talents and of riches. It merely rests upon numbers and hides behind the name of the people.
The cornerstone of democracy rests on the foundation of an educated electorate.
The common vice of democracy is disregard for morality.
Propaganda is to a democracy what violence is to a dictatorship.
In politics, an organized minority is a political majority.
The ballot is stronger than the bullet.
The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.
People often say that, in a democracy, decisions are made by a majority of the people. Of course, that is not true. Decisions are made by a majority of those who make themselves heard and who vote - a very different thing.
Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.
The government, which was designed for the people, has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers, the special interests. An invisible empire has been set up above the forms of democracy.
If one meets a powerful person--Adolf Hitler, Joe Stalin or Bill Gates--ask them five questions: "What power have you got? Where did you get it from? In whose interests do you exercise it? To whom are you accountable? And how can we get rid of you?
Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.
In a democracy, the majority of the citizens is capable of exercising the most cruel oppressions upon the minority.
If pigs could vote, the man with the slop bucket would be elected swineherd every time, no matter how much slaughtering he did on the side.
The job of a citizen is to keep his mouth open.
Democracy without morality is impossible.
He who allows oppression shares the crime.
An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics.
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