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Letter "D" » Democracy
«A community is democratic only when the humblest and weakest person can enjoy the highest civil, economic, and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess.»
«[Democracy:] An institution in which the whole is equal to the scum of the parts.»
«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.»
«As citizens of this democracy, you are the rulers and the ruled, the law-givers and the law-abiding, the beginning and the end.»
Author: Adlai E. Stevenson
, rule of law
, The Rule of Law
«America now stands as the world's foremost power. We should be proud: Not since the age of the Romans have one people achieved such preeminence. But we are not Romans; we do not seek an empire. We are Americans, trustees of a vision and a heritage that commit us to the values of democracy and the universal cause of human rights.»
«As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.»
«All democracies are based on the proposition that power is very dangerous and that it is extremely important not to let any one person or small group have too much power for too long a time»
«Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates.»
«As the observance of divine institutions is the cause of the greatness of republics, so the disregard of them produces their ruin; for where the fear of God is wanting, there the country will come to ruin, unless it be sustained the fear of the princ»
«All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will, to be rightful, must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal laws must protect, and to violate would be oppression.»
Author: Thomas Jefferson
, bear in mind
, Equal rights