The strength of the Constitution lies entirely in the determination of each citizen to defend it. Only if every single citizen feels duty bound to do his share in this defense are the constitutional rights secure.
I'm tired of hearing it said that democracy doesn't work. Of course it doesn't work. We are supposed to work it.
Every government is a parliament of whores. The trouble is, in a democracy, the whores are us.
Democracy is the only system that persists in asking the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be.
The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it.
Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.
Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.
Information is the currency of democracy.
Anything that keeps a politician humble is healthy for democracy.
Democracy is not a fragile flower still it needs cultivating.
Democracy is good. I say this because other systems are worse.
As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.
I take a grave view of the press. It is the weak slat under the bed of democracy.
In democracy its your vote that counts. In feudalism its your count that votes.
We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both.
Democracy is a process by which the people are free to choose the man who will get the blame.
Democracy consists of choosing your dictators, after they've told you what it is you want to hear.
The flood of money that gushes into politics today is a pollution of democracy.
So long as we have enough people in this country willing to fight for their rights, we'll be called a democracy.
As citizens of this democracy, you are the rulers and the ruled, the law givers and the law abiding, the beginning and the end.
I swear to the LordI still can't seeWhy Democracy meansEverybody but me.
Don't ever dare to take your college as a matter of course because, like democracy and freedom, many people you'll never know have broken their hearts to get it for you.
Our enemy sees us clearly. ... They will not start a war. They're worried about one thing If democracy develops here, if we succeed, we will win.
Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates.
Ed, we just witnessed a peaceful transition in government. Do you realize how miraculous that is...Today, tiny Cicely, Alaska, stood up and put another W in the win category for democracy.