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Democracy cannot consist solely of elections that are nearly always fictitious and managed by rich landowners and professional politicians.
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To protest against injustice is the foundation of all our American democracy. - Thurgood Marshall Quotes
To protest against injustice is the foundation of all our American democracy.
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Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms. - Aristotle Quotes
Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms.
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The process of democracy is one of change. Our laws are not frozen into immutable form, they are constantly in the process of revision in response to the needs of a changing society.
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Americans like to talk about (or be told about) Democracy but, when put to the test, usually find it to be an 'inconvenience.' We have opted instead for an authoritarian system disguised as a Democracy. We pay through the nose for an enormous joke-of-a-government, let it push us around, and then wonder how all those assholes got in there.
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People are always teaching us democracy but the people who teach us democracy don't want to learn it themselves.
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True democracy or the swaraj of the masses can never come through untruthful and violent means. - Lal Bahadur Shastri Quotes
True democracy or the swaraj of the masses can never come through untruthful and violent means.
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Democracy is necessarily despotism, as it establishes an executive power contrary to the general will; all being able to decide against one whose opinion may differ, the will of all is therefore not that of all: which is contradictory and opposite to liberty.
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You know better than I that in a Republic talent is always suspect. A man attains an elevated position only when his mediocrity prevents him from being a threat to others. And for this reason a democracy is never governed by the most competent, but rather by those whose insignificance will not jeopardize anyone else's self-esteem.
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My people are going to learn the principles of democracy, the dictates of truth and the teachings of science. Superstition must go.
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We, in Africa, have no more need of being 'converted' to socialism than we have of being 'taught' democracy. Both are rooted in our past -- in the traditional society which produced us.
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A democracy is no more than an aristocracy of orators. The people are so readily moved by demagogues that control must be exercised by the government over speech and press.
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You and I have never seen democracy; all we've seen is hypocrisy. - Malcolm X Quotes
You and I have never seen democracy; all we've seen is hypocrisy.
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There comes a time in the life of every nation when it stands at the cross-roads of history and must choose which way to go. But for us there need be no difficulty or hesitation, no looking to right or left. Our way is straight and clear—the building up of a socialist democracy at home with freedom and prosperity for all, and the maintenance of world peace and friendship with all nations.
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The rule of law should be respected so that the basic structure of our democracy is maintained and further strengthened.
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If we desire a society without discrimination, then we must not discriminate against anyone in the process of building this society. If we desire a society that is democratic, then democracy must become a means as well as an end.
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No famine has ever taken place in the history of the world in a functioning democracy. - Amartya Sen Quotes
No famine has ever taken place in the history of the world in a functioning democracy.
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Democracy is a system where people are counted not weighed. - Muhammad Iqbal Quotes
Democracy is a system where people are counted not weighed.
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Without God, there is no virtue because there is no prompting of the conscience... without God, there is a coarsening of the society; without God, democracy will not and cannot long endure.
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Secularism is not only in our constitution but also in our veins. We worship Mother Nature too. We believe that the world is our family.
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Democracy is just a filler for textbooks! Do you actually believe that public opinion influences the government?
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Democracy, Republic: What do these words signify? What have they changed in the world? Have men become better, more loyal, kinder? Are the people happier? All goes on as before, as always. Illusions, illusions.
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Democracy is the road to socialism. - Karl Marx Quotes
Democracy is the road to socialism.
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There is no democracy without socialism, and no socialism without democracy. - Rosa Luxemburg Quotes
There is no democracy without socialism, and no socialism without democracy.
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The cornerstone of democracy rests on the foundation of an educated electorate. - Thomas Jefferson Quotes
The cornerstone of democracy rests on the foundation of an educated electorate.
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What a liberal really wants is to bring about change that will not in any way endanger his position.
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In Europe democracy is a falsehood. I do not know where it will end, but it cannot end in a quiet old age.
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Of what good is democracy if it is not for the poor? - Ferdinand Marcos Quotes
Of what good is democracy if it is not for the poor?
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Freedom of the press is not just important to democracy, it is democracy. - Walter Cronkite Quotes
Freedom of the press is not just important to democracy, it is democracy.
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We women of America tell you that America is not a democracy. Twenty million women are denied the right to vote.
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Every single empire in its official discourse has said that it is not like all the others, that its circumstances are special, that it has a mission to enlighten, civilize, bring order and democracy, and that it uses force only as a last resort. And, sadder still, there always is a chorus of willing intellectuals to say calming words about benign or altruistic empires.
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Freedom of conscience, of education, of speech, of assembly are among the very fundamentals of democracy and all of them would be nullified should freedom of the press ever be successfully challenged.
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Today, I am an inquisitor. I shall not sit here and be an idle spectator to the diminution, the subversion, the destruction of the Constitution.
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The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry. - William F. Buckley, Jr. Quotes
The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry.
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The main problem in any democracy is that crowd-pleasers are generally brainless swine who can go out on a stage & whup their supporters into an orgiastic frenzy - then go back to the office & sell every one of the poor bastards down the tube for a nickel apiece. Probably the rarest form of life in American politics is the man who can turn on a crowd & still keep his head straight - assuming it was straight in the first place.
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In our so-called democracy we are accustomed to give the majority what they want rather than educate them to understand what is best for them.
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The state is the great fictitious entity by which everyone seeks to live at the expense of everyone else.
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You have fewer rights because you are a minority. Absolutely, that’s how democracy works. - Jacob Zuma Quotes
You have fewer rights because you are a minority. Absolutely, that’s how democracy works.
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Democracy is not compatible with financial oligarchy. - Che Guevara Quotes
Democracy is not compatible with financial oligarchy.
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Democracy cannot survive overpopulation. Human dignity cannot survive it. Convenience and decency cannot survive it. As you put more and more people into the world, the value of life not only declines, but it disappears. It doesn't matter if someone dies.
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Democracy is corrupted not only when the spirit of equality is corrupted, but likewise when they fall into a spirit of extreme equality.
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You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore. - Cesar Chavez Quotes
You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore.
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America has no functioning democracy at this moment. - Jimmy Carter Quotes
America has no functioning democracy at this moment.
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Freedom is not an end. Freedom is a beginning. - Benazir Bhutto Quotes
Freedom is not an end. Freedom is a beginning.
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Those who deplore our militants, who exhort patience in the name of a false peace, are in fact supporting segregation and exploitation. They would have social peace at the expense of social and racial justice. They are more concerned with easing racial tension than enforcing racial democracy.
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We are on the precipice of being so ignorant that our democracy is threatened. - Walter Cronkite Quotes
We are on the precipice of being so ignorant that our democracy is threatened.
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If there was one decision I would overrule, it would be Citizens United. I think the notion that we have all the democracy that money can buy strays so far from what our democracy is supposed to be.
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Through money, democracy becomes its own destroyer, after money has destroyed intellect. - Oswald Spengler Quotes
Through money, democracy becomes its own destroyer, after money has destroyed intellect.
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The only title in our democracy superior to that of President is the title of citizen. - Louis D. Brandeis Quotes
The only title in our democracy superior to that of President is the title of citizen.
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There is no state with a democracy except Libya on the whole planet. - Muammar al-Gaddafi Quotes
There is no state with a democracy except Libya on the whole planet.
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Communism needs democracy like the human body needs oxygen. - Leon Trotsky Quotes
Communism needs democracy like the human body needs oxygen.
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The intellect of two thousand asses cannot bring forth a single man's thought. - Muhammad Iqbal Quotes
The intellect of two thousand asses cannot bring forth a single man's thought.
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The origin of all power is in the people, and they have an incontestable right to check the creatures of their own creation.
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The United States is unusual among the industrial democracies in the rigidity of the system of ideological control - 'indoctrination,' we might say - exercised through the mass media.
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The more people participate in the process of their own education, and the more people participate in defining what kind of production to produce, and for what and why, the more people participate in the development of their selves. The more people become themselves, the better the democracy.
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A modern, harmonic and lively architecture is the visible sign of authentic democracy. - Walter Gropius Quotes
A modern, harmonic and lively architecture is the visible sign of authentic democracy.
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Cultivated mind is the guardian genius of democracy. - Mirabeau B. Lamar Quotes
Cultivated mind is the guardian genius of democracy.
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Our form of democracy is bribery, on the highest scale. - Gore Vidal Quotes
Our form of democracy is bribery, on the highest scale.
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Ten million ignorances do not constitute one knowledge. - Klemens von Metternich Quotes
Ten million ignorances do not constitute one knowledge.
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In a democracy, the majority of the citizens is capable of exercising the most cruel oppressions upon the minority.
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The essence of a democracy is a free electorate. - Arlen Specter Quotes
The essence of a democracy is a free electorate.
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The ship of Democracy, which has weathered all storms, may sink through the mutiny of those aboard. - Grover Cleveland Quotes
The ship of Democracy, which has weathered all storms, may sink through the mutiny of those aboard.
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The best weapon of a dictatorship is secrecy, but the best weapon of a democracy should be the weapon of openness.
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Mr. Speaker, democracy works best when the American electorate is engaged and informed. - Melissa Bean Quotes
Mr. Speaker, democracy works best when the American electorate is engaged and informed.
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Reading builds the educated and informed electorate so vital to our democracy. - Brad Henry Quotes
Reading builds the educated and informed electorate so vital to our democracy.
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The laws of democracy remain a dead letter, its freedom is anarchy, its equality the equality of unequals
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Democracy and liberty are not the same. Democracy is little more than mob rule, while liberty refers to the sovereignty of the individual.
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Democracy, the deceitful theory that the Jew would insinuate - namely, that theory that all men are created equal.
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If we don't have an informed electorate we don't have a democracy. So I don't care how people get the information, as long as they get it. I'm just doing it my particular way and I feel lucky I can do it the way I want to do it.
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But foremost, I do not subscribe to the view that Islamic culture and democracy cannot be reconciled.
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Naturally I never had the intention to offend or alienate Slavs. ... What makes me different from the 'nazis' are basically three things; unlike them I am not socialistic (not even on a national level), I am not materialistic and I believe in (the ancient Scandinavian!) democracy.
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Sometimes democracy must be bathed in blood. - Augusto Pinochet Quotes
Sometimes democracy must be bathed in blood.
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A functioning, robust democracy requires a healthy educated, participatory followership, and an educated, morally grounded leadership.
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The greatest way to defend democracy is to make it work. - Tommy Douglas Quotes
The greatest way to defend democracy is to make it work.
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When the rate of return on capital exceeds the rate of growth of output and income, as it did in the nineteenth century and seems quite likely to do again in the twenty-first, capitalism automatically generates arbitrary and unsustainable inequalities that radically undermine the meritocratic values on which democratic societies are based.
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The US has not imposed democracy in Yemen, its people have. - Bill Vaughan Quotes
The US has not imposed democracy in Yemen, its people have.
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The Greeks had invented democracy, built the Acropolis and called it a day. - David Sedaris Quotes
The Greeks had invented democracy, built the Acropolis and called it a day.
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Democracy will not come Today, this year Nor ever Through compromise and fear. - Langston Hughes Quotes
Democracy will not come Today, this year Nor ever Through compromise and fear.
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Every actual democracy rests on the principle that not only are equals equal but unequals will not be treated equally.Democracy requires, therefore, first homogeneity and second—if the need arises elimination or eradication of heterogeneity.
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No democracy can long survive which does not accept as fundamental to its very existence the recognition of the rights of minorities.
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