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“A democracy is a government in the hands of men of low birth, no property, and vulgar employment”
“So long as we have enough people in this country willing to fight for their rights, we'll be called a democracy.”
“America must be the teacher of democracy, not the advertiser of the consumer society. It is unrealistic for the rest of the world to reach the American living standard.”
“The Democrats seem to be basically nicer people, but they have demonstrated time and again that they have the management skills of celery.”
“The true democrat is he who with purely nonviolent means defends his liberty and, therefore, his country's and ultimately that of the whole of mankind”
“The primal principle of democracy is the worth and dignity of the individual”
“The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness which the ambitious call, and the ignorant believe to be liberty.”
“If we are to keep democracy, there must be a commandment: Thou shalt not ration justice”
“Public confidence in the integrity of the Government is indispensable to faith in democracy; and when we lose faith in the system, we have lost faith in everything we fight and spend for”
Adlai E. Stevenson
“In a democracy, the individual enjoys not only the ultimate power but carries the ultimate responsibility”
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