The bedrock of our democracy is the rule of law and that means we have to have an independent judiciary, judges who can make decisions independent of the political winds that are blowing.
By: Caroline Kennedy
Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.
By: Alexis De Tocqueville
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
By: Winston Churchill
The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.
By: John F. Kennedy
Democracy rests upon two pillars: one, the principle that all men are equally entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; and the other, the conviction that such equal opportunity will most advance civilization.
By: Louis D. Brandeis
Im tired of hearing it said that democracy doesnt work. Of course it doesnt work. We are supposed to work it.
By: Alexander Woollcott
Baseball serves as a good model for democracy in action: Every player is equally important and each has a chance to be a hero.
By: Edward Abbey
The tank, the B-52, the fighter-bomber, the state-controlled police and military are the weapons of dictatorship. The rifle is the weapon of democracy. Not for nothing was the revolver called an “equalizer.
The rifle and handgun are 'equalizers' -- the weapons of a democracy. Tanks and bombers represent dictatorship.
Anarchism is democracy taken seriously.
The first and continuing argument for the curtailment of working hours and the raising of the minimum age was that education was necessary in a democracy and working children could not attend school.
By: Grace Abbott
There are only two kinds of books -- good books and the others. The good are winnowed from the bad through the democracy of time.
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