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I say that democracy can never prove itself beyond cavil, until it founds and luxuriantly grows its own forms of art, poems, schools, theology, displacing all that exists, or that has been produced anywhere in the past, under opposite influences.
Integrity is the lifeblood of democracy. Deceit is a poison in its veins.
Democracy and socialism are means to an end, not the end itself.
Advertising is the very essence of democracy.
Corruption is nature's way of restoring our faith in democracy.
You know, real life doesn't just suddenly resolve itself. You have to keep working at it. Democracy, marriage, friendship. You can't just say, 'She's my best friend.' That's not a given, it's a process.
Ignorance is an evil weed, which dictators may cultivate among their dupes, but which no democracy can afford among its citizens.
I chose America as my home because I value freedom and democracy, civil liberties and an open society.
The only way to save the world is through socialism, but a socialism that exists within a democracy; there's no dictatorship here.
We've been in the nation-building business since World War I, and especially since WWII. The goal is not a Jeffersonian Democracy in Afghanistan, but a representative government that respects human rights, protects its own people, and is a friend of the West. These are very realistic - and necessary - goals.
Intimidation, harassment and violence have no place in a democracy.
We learned in World War II that no single nation holds a monopoly on wisdom, morality or right to power, but that we must fight for the weak and promote democracy.
Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking.
I like the noise of democracy.
Bureaucracy is not an obstacle to democracy but an inevitable complement to it.
Joseph A. Schumpeter
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.
Organized religion, wielding power over the community, is antithetical to the process of what modern democracy should define as liberty. The sooner we are without it, the better.
Lawrence M. Krauss
Chile has done a lot to rid itself of poverty, especially extreme poverty, since the return to democracy. But we still have a ways to go toward greater equity. This country does not have a neoliberal economic model anymore. We have put in place a lot of policies that will ensure that economic growth goes hand in hand with social justice.
In society, we have these unspoken rules of conduct, these 'shoulds.' Even though we pride ourselves on being a democracy, there are all these ways we say you 'should' behave. But what if you're living your life by the 'shoulds' and you're not really living your life?
We can't have democracy if we're having to protect you and our users from the government over stuff we've never had a conversation about. We need to know what the parameters are, what kind of surveillance the government is going to do, and how and why.
Our alliances should be understood as a means to expand our influence, not as a constraint on our power. The expansion of democracy and freedom in the world should be a shared interest and value with all nations.
Well the protester I think is a very powerful thing. It's basically a mechanism of democracy that, along with capitalism, scientific innovation, those things have built the modern world. And it's wonderful that the new tools have empowered that protestor so that state secrets, bad developments are not hidden anymore.
All the blood is drained out of democracy - it dies - when only half the population votes.
Hunter S. Thompson
If we are to keep our democracy, there must be one commandment: 'Thou shalt not ration justice.'
To make democracy work, we must be a nation of participants, not simply observers. One who does not vote has no right to complain.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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