“It is a besetting vice of democracies to substitute public opinion for law. This is the usual form in which masses of men exhibit their tyranny.”
James Fenimore Cooper
“Public opinion in this country is everything.”
“Laws that do not embody public opinion can never be enforced”
“REFERENDUM, n. A law for submission of proposed legislation to a popular vote to learn the nonsensus of public opinion.”
“Any case should be tried in a court of law and not a court of public opinion.”
“If the U.S. administration sticks to international law and listens carefully to the world public opinion and to the opinion of its own people, it should not embark on any aggression against Iraq,”
“There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion.”
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