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My people are going to learn the principles
of democracy the dictates of truth and the
teachings of science. Superstition must
go. Let them worship as they will, every
man can follow his own conscience provided
it does not interfere with sane reason or
bid him act against the liberty of his fellow
Kemal Ataturk - Learning
We are governed, our minds are molded, our
tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely
by men we have never heard of. This is a
logical result of the way in which our democratic
society is organized. Vast numbers of human
beings must cooperate in this manner if
they are to live together as a smoothly
Bernays - America
The engineering of consent is the very essence
of the democratic process, the freedom to
persuade and suggest.
Bernays - Engineer
Public education is the key civil rights
issue of the 21st century. Our nation's
knowledge-based economy demands that we
provide young people from all backgrounds
and circumstances with the education and
skills necessary to become knowledge workers.
If we don't, we run the risk of creating
an even larger gap between the middle class
and the poor. This gap threatens our democracy,
our society and the economic future of America.
Broad - Education
Democracy is an awful way to run a country,
but it's the best system we have.
Churchill - Politicians
There cannot be true democracy unless women's
voices are heard. There cannot be true democracy
unless women are given the opportunity to
take responsibility for their own lives.
Rodham Clinton - Responsibility
lead in all the polls by at least ten points,
except one.. Fox
News. That is with a margin of error of
plus or minus the facts.
Colbert - News
Majority rule will only work if you're considering
individual rights. You can't have five wolves
and one sheep vote on what they want to
have for supper.
Flynt - Democracy
If I am wrong and you are right then the
democratic process of the Australian community
will vindicate you and condemn me.
Howard - Politicians
We have bloated bureaucracies in Corporate
America. The root of the problem is the
absence of real corporate democracy.
Icahn - Politics
The problems that exist on Wall Street today
go to the center of a debate in this country
about wealth and democracy. We cannot keep
our democracy if those who are in charge
of handling the engines of our economy are
not honest with their shareholders. Thats
why there is a role for government regulation
here. That role for government is breaking
up the monopolies, insisting on public disclosure,
insisting on public audits, insisting on
restitution whenever someone has been cheated.
Kucinich - Government
Street - Wealth
Friends, Comrades and fellow South Africans.
I greet you all in the name of peace, democracy
and freedom for all. I stand here before
you not as a prophet but as a humble servant
of you, the people. Your tireless and heroic
sacrifices have made it possible for me
to be here today. I therefore place the
remaining years of my life in your hands.
Mandela - Freedom
Democracy is based on the majority principle.
This is especially true in a country such
as ours where the vast majority have been
systematically denied their rights. At the
same time, democracy also requires that
the rights of political and other minorities
Mandela - Peace
Rights - Politics
Politics, under a democracy, reduces itself
to a mere struggle for office by flatterers
of the proletariat; even when a superior
man prevails at that disgusting game he
must prevail at the cost of his self-respect.
Not many superior men make the attempt.
The average great captain of the rabble,
when he is not simply a weeper over irremediable
wrongs, is a hypocrite so far gone that
he is unconscious of his own hypocrisy..
a slimy fellow, offensive to the nose.
L. Mencken - Politics
Under the pressure of fanaticism, and with
the mob complacently applauding the show,
democratic law tends more and more to be
grounded upon the maxim that every citizen
is, by nature, a traitor, a libertine, and
a scoundrel. In order to dissuade him from
his evil-doing the police power is extended
until it surpasses anything ever heard of
in the oriental monarchies of antiquity.
L. Mencken - Democracy
The fact is that the average man's love
of liberty is nine-tenths imaginary, exactly
like his love of sense, justice and truth.
He is not actually happy when free; he is
uncomfortable, a bit alarmed, and intolerably
lonely. Liberty is not a thing for the great
masses of men. It is the exclusive possession
of a small and disreputable minority, like
knowledge, courage and honor. It takes a
special sort of man to understand and enjoy
liberty and he is usually an outlaw
in democratic societies.
L. Mencken - Democracy
One of the main purposes of laws in a democratic
society is to put burdens upon intelligence
and reduce it to impotence. Ostensibly,
their aim is to penalize anti-social acts;
actually their aim is to penalize heretical
opinions. At least ninety-five Americans
out of every 100 believe that this process
is honest and even laudable; it is practically
impossible to convince them that there is
anything evil in it. In other words, they
cannot grasp the concept of liberty.
L. Mencken - Democracy
I think access to ministers should be just
normal for any citizen in a society, because
ministers stand at the last sentry of the
gate to review the activities of the public
service, and that's part of our democratic
system. Every person should be allowed to
have access to their local member of parliament
or their minister.
Palmer - Politics
Nobody and nothing will stop Russia on the
road to strengthening democracy and ensuring
human rights and freedoms.
Putin - Strength
Rights - Freedom
Russia has made its choice in favor of democracy.
Fourteen years ago, independently, without
any pressure from outside, it made that
decision in the interests of itself and
interests of its people.. of its citizens.
This is our final choice, and we have no
way back. There can be no return to what
we used to have before.
Putin - Society
I met many Russians over the years who were
convinced my brothers and I were a cabal,
pulling strings behind the scenes to shape
American policy. The Soviets had no conception
of how a pluralistic democracy works and
believed elected officials, up to and including
of the United States, were only figureheads
acting out the roles dictated to them by
the real "powers that be" - in
this case, my
Rockefeller - Russia
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