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The Week with… Storm and Democracy

November 7, 2011 by · No comments

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Democracy is not so much a form of government as a set of principles.
Woodrow Wilson (1856 – 1924)

storm over GlogowPoland
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Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.
Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900)

Gewitter über Düsseldorf
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t has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.
Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965)

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As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.
Abraham Lincoln (1809 – 1865)

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The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917 – 1963)

Storm Front
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The true democrat is he who with purely nonviolent means defends his liberty and, therefore, his country’s and ultimately that of the whole of mankind.
Mahatma Gandhi (1869 – 1948)

Storm coming in Panama City Beach
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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.
Alexis de Tocqueville (1805 – 1859)

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Democracy is a political method, that is to say, a certain type of institutional arrangement for arriving at political – legislative and administrative – decisions and hence incapable of being an end in itself.
Joseph A. Schumpeter (1883 – 1950)

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The cure for the evils of democracy is more democracy!
H. L. Mencken (1880 – 1956)

Wetterleuchten über dem Mittelmeer
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It is a strange fact that freedom and equality, the two basic ideas of democracy, are to some extent contradictory. Logically considered, freedom and equality are mutually exclusive, just as society and the individual are mutually exclusive.
Thomas Mann (1875 – 1955)

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