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"They do not have a right to buy more democracy than the rest of us. All levels of government would be for sale to the highest bidder." Linda Brown
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"It’s hard to believe that in the greatest democracy in the world, we need legislation to prevent the government from writing and paying for the news." Senator Kerry
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"Democracy is not a quick fix, and you need to have civil society in place for [elections] to work. Unfortunately, it didn't. It backfired." Abraham Foxman
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"If those in charge of our society - politicians, corporate executives, and owners of press and television - can dominate our ideas, they will be secure in their power. They will not need soldiers patrolling the streets. We will control ourselves." Howard Zinn
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H.L. Mencken

"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard." H.L. Mencken
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"Democracy is not something you put away for ten years, and then in the 11th year you wake up and start practicing again. We have to begin to learn to rule ourselves again." Chinua Achebe
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John F. Kennedy

"The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all." John F. Kennedy
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"We enter parliament in order to supply ourselves, in the arsenal of democracy, with its own weapons. If democracy is so stupid as to give us free tickets and salaries for this bear's work, that is its affair. We do not come as friends, nor even as neutrals. We come as enemies. As the wolf bursts into the flock, so we come." Joseph Goebbels
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"We have no democracy in the most important area of our lives ... work." Ralph Leck
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"Liberty, freedom and democracy are very fuzzy words, but human rights is very specific." Joichi Ito
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"Democracy is much too important to be left to public opinion." Walter Lippmann
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Ralph Nader

"I can no longer stomach the systemic political decay that has weakened our democracy," Ralph Nader
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Jawaharlal Nehru

"Democracy is good. I say this because other systems are worse." Jawaharlal Nehru
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P. J. O'Rourke

"Every government is a parliament of whores. The trouble is, in a democracy, the whores are us." P. J. O'Rourke
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"These spikes of violence are predictable around certain critical events that highlight the progress of democracy, ... Remember, democracy equals failure for the insurgency. So there has to be heightened awareness now as we work our way toward the referendum." Rick Lynch
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P. J. O'Rourke

"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." P. J. O'Rourke
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"I don't believe in democracy. In the second place, neither did our white forefathers. I believe, as they did, in a republican authoritarian republic with a limited electorate -- just like the one the writers of our Constitution meant this country to be. When these white Christian patriots sat down to write the Declaration of Independence, there were no black citizens for them to worry about." George Rockwell
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"The appointments are unconstitutional, motivated and a barrier to the development of democracy, which cannot be accepted, and we reject it." Abdul Jalil
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"Now we must ensure a free and fair election. This is a big victory for democracy." Ranil Wickremesinghe
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"What is at stake is not the provincial council elections, but democracy." Ranil Wickremesinghe
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"Democracy is constructed like an edifice, freedom by freedom, right by right, until it reaches its snapping point." Abdoulaye Wade
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