The 07/02/13 Joy Jar

3 Jul

 

The Fourth of July which celebrates America and the aspirational goal of what America means. There is a constant fight to preserve the traditions of democracy which so many take for granted or don’t even have a clue that thwy have. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is the idea of democracy.

As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.
Abraham Lincoln

It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.
Winston Churchill

The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.
John F. Kennedy

Democracy… while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
John Adams

Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.
George Bernard Shaw

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