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“Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty.”
“Democracy means that anyone can grow up to be president, and anyone who doesn't grow up can be vice president.”
“A democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it.”
Alexis de Tocqueville
“Democracy consists of choosing your dictators after they've told you what you think it is you want to hear”
“The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don't have to waste your time voting.”
“Democracy is the road to socialism.”
“A democracy is a government in the hands of men of low birth, no property, and vulgar employment”
“I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy-but that could change.”
“To make democracy work, we must be a notion of participants, not simply observers. One who does not vote has no right to complain.”
“The Democrats seem to be basically nicer people, but they have demonstrated time and again that they have the management skills of celery.”
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