As the world’s finest democracy
As the world’s finest democracy, we do not do guillotines. But there are other less bloody rituals of humiliation, designed to reassure the populace that order is restored, the Republic cleansed.
– William Greider
- Our Founding Fathers crafted a constitutional Republic for the first time in the history of the world because they were shaping a form of government that would not have the failures of a democracy in it, but had the representation of democracy in it. – Steve King
- I’m a great aficionado of history. I was deeply affected by seeing the disintegration of any chance of democracy coping with fascism in the Weimar republic, where woolly-minded, well-meaning liberalism actually allowed the forces of darkness to use democracy, to exploit democracy, to overturn democracy. – David Blunkett
- Syntax, my lad. It has been restored to the highest place in the republic. – John Steinbeck
- If our republican form of government is perishing because communications – the infrastructure of that republic – is under the yoke of international business how, at last, do we save it? We must build a confrontational movement to reclaim our democracy, a movement committed to active and sustained protest against the present order. – Mark Lloyd
- I want to see my kids grow up in a world that I grew up in, which was it had imagination and it had hope. And all of a sudden, I see that being dissolved, and I see, as a country, as a people, we are a republic. We are a democracy. – Craig T. Nelson
- “If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is – infinite.” – William Blake
- For not only every democracy, but certainly every republic, bears within itself the seeds of its own destruction. – Robert W. Welch, Jr.
- Sleep is the most moronic fraternity in the world, with the heaviest dues and the crudest rituals. – Vladimir Nabokov
- One need not hope in order to undertake; nor succeed in order to persevere. – William the Silent
- In the democracy of the dead all men at last are equal. There is neither rank nor station nor prerogative in the republic of the grave. – John James Ingalls