democracy

A Quote by Theodore Parker on democracy, eternity, freedom, god, government, ideas, justice, laws, people, and principles

There is what I call the American idea. . . . This idea demands, as the proximate organization thereof, a democracy,-that is, a government of all the people, by all the people, for all the people; of course, a government of the principles of eternal justice, the unchanging law of God. For shortness' sake I will call it the idea of Freedom.

Theodore Parker (1810 - 1860)

Source: Speech at the N. E. Antislavery Convention, Boston, May 29, 1850.

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A Quote by Theodore Parker on democracy, eternity, freedom, god, government, ideas, justice, laws, people, and principles

A democracy,- that is a government of all the people, by all the people, for all the people; of course, a government of the principles of eternal justice, the unchanging law of God; for shortness' sake I will call it the idea of Freedom.

Theodore Parker (1810 - 1860)

Source: The American Idea: Speech at N. E. Anti-Slavery Convention, Boston, May 29, 1850.

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A Quote by Sir James Jeans on democracy and progress

Democracy is ever eager for rapid progress, and the only progress which can be rapid is progress down hill.

Sir James Jeans (1877 - 1946)

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A Quote by Sir Anthony Eden on democracy, duty, justice, preparation, work, and world

No democratic world will work as it should work until we recognize that we can only enjoy any right so long as we are prepared to discharge its equivalent duty. This applies just as much to states in their dealing with one another as to individuals within the states.

Sir Anthony Eden (1897 - 1977)

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A Quote by Samuel Eliot Morison on compromise, democracy, fatherhood, and government

Franklin may . . . be considered one of the founding fathers of American democracy, since no democratic government can last long without conciliation and compromise.

Samuel Eliot Morison (1887 - 1976)

Source: The Wisdom of Benjamin Franklin, 1961

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A Quote by Samuel Adams on commitment, democracy, and suicide

There never was a democracy that did not commit suicide.

Samuel Adams (1722 - 1803)

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A Quote by Russell C. Leffingwell on age, children, community, democracy, destruction, effort, freedom, honesty, hope, individuality, men, privacy, profit, risk, and slavery

There can be no freedom of the individual, no democracy, without the capital system, the profit system, the private enterprise system. These are, in the end, inseparable. Those who would destroy freedom have only first to destroy the hope of gain, the profit of enterprise and risk-taking, the hope of accumulating capital, the hope to save something for one's old age and for one's children. For a community of men without property, and without the hope of getting it by honest effort, is a community of slaves of a despotic State.

Russell C. Leffingwell

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A Quote by Russell B. Long on democracy

Democracy is like a raft: it won't sink, but you will always have your feet wet.

Russell B. Long

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A Quote by Judge Ronald Buckwalter on agreement, body, citizenship, constitution, crime, deals, democracy, government, heart, play, relationships, speech, and survival

This statute, all parties agree, deals with protected speech, the preservation of which has been extolled by court after court in case after case as the keystone, the bulwark, the very heart of our democracy. What is more, the [Communications Decency Act] attempts to regulate protected speech through criminal sanctions, thus implicating not only the First but also the Fifth Amendment of our Constitution. The concept of due process is every bit as important to our form of government as is free speech. If free speech is at the heart of our democracy, then surely due process is the very lifeblood of our body politic; for without it, democracy could not survive. Distilled to its essence, due process is, of course, nothing more and nothing less than fair play. If our citizens cannot rely on fair play in their relationship with their government, the stature of our government as a shining example of democracy would be greatly diminished.

Ronald Buckwalter

Source: 1996, ACLU, et al., v. Janet Reno, 96-963 and ALA, et al., v. Dept. of Justice, 96-1458

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A Quote by Roger Nash Baldwin on country, democracy, and people

So long as we have enough people in this country willing to fight for their rights, we'll be called a democracy.

Roger Nash Baldwin (1885 - 1981)

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