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 Mark Twain - “I am a democrat only on principle, not by instinct -- nobody is that. Doubtless some people say they are, but this world is grievously given to lying.”  
 James Russell Lowell - “Democracy give every man the right to be his own oppressor.”  
 Clara Zetkin - “The granting of the war credits was the harbinger for the equally comprehensive and revolting process of capitulation of German Social Democracy.”  
 Shigeru Yoshida - “We will not fail your expectations of us as a new nation dedicated to peace, democracy, and freedom.”  
 Minoru Yamasaki - “However, India is a democracy and they deeply believe in democracy and we feel that it would not be good to overwhelm them with propaganda.”  
 Paul Wellstone - “The American polity is infected with a serious imbalance of power between elites and masses, a power which is the principal threat to our democracy.”  
 Paul Wellstone - “Education and democracy have the same goal the fullest possible development of human capabilities.”  
 Robert Welch - “Newspapers write ringing editorials declaring that this is and always was a democracy.”  
 Robert Welch - “In a democracy there is a centralization of governmental power in a simple majority.”  
 Robert Welch - “For not only every democracy, but certainly every republic, bears within itself the seeds of its own destruction.”  
 Robert Welch - “And for well over a hundred years our politicians, statesmen, and people remembered that this was a republic, not a democracy, and knew what they meant when they made that distinction.”  
 Harold Washington - “Throughout American history many of our social gains and much of our progress toward democracy were made possible by the active intervention of the federal government.”  
 Antonio Villaraigosa - “The great thing about our system of democracy is when they call you for jury duty, you have to come... It's an honor and a privilege. I was called and I've got to be here.”  
 Jacques Verges - “Everybody has a right to be defended, and every lawyer has a duty to defend people accused. And my office is to defend him, to discuss the accusation point by point, as I think this is a normal step in a democracy.”  
 Walter Ulbricht - “The nature of a democracy consists to an important degree in the right of the people to criticize problems and mistakes.”  
 Dalton Trumbo - “Everybody now seems to be talking about democracy. I don't understand this. As I think of it, democracy isn't like a Sunday suit to be brought out and worn only for parades. It's the kind of a life a decent man leads, it's something to live for and to die for.”  
 Dalton Trumbo - “Democracy means that people can say what they want to. All the people. It means that they can vote as they wish. All the people. It means that they can worship God in any way they feel right, and that includes Christians and Jews and voodoo doctors as well.”  
 Paul Tsongas - “Two hundred years ago, our Founding Fathers gave us a democracy. It was based upon the simple, yet noble, idea that government derives its validity from the consent of the governed.”  
 Fred Thompson - “And when we draw lines in the sand with regard to certain basic things that are vital to our interest and to the interest of democracy and our friends around the world, we have to be willing to back that up.”  
 David Strathairn - “In this film George presents issues that are important, essential and vital, whoever you are, about constitutional rights and the bedrock of a democracy. I am drawn to those kinds of stories because they inspire me - they are responsible to a populace and responsible to man.”  
 DeForest Soaries - “When public access to voting is impaired or when public confidence in voting is diluted, democracy suffers and our freedom is less secure.”  
 DeForest Soaries - “What we say is that democracy means that you have the right to vote without intimidation and undue burdens. But if you stand in line for six hours, technically, today there is no document, no standard, no law that says that that's wrong.”  
 John Simon - “Democracy encourages the majority to decide things about which the majority is ignorant.”  
 Jose Serrano - “Under the leadership of this President, the state of the union is not strong. We are being pulled apart rather than pulling together. Our democracy is suffering from the choices being made, and yet we are offered the same tired excuses and unrealistic analyses.”  
 Robert Stack - “Thru the auspices of the viewers who become - I think this is an import - in a democracy, become a working unit with law enforcement against the criminals.”  

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