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Party politics is the most narrow minded occupation in the world...All you would have to do to make some men atheists is just to tell them the Lord belonged to the opposition political party. -Will Rogers

The idea that you can merchandise candidates for high office like breakfast cereal...is the ultimate indignity to the democratic process. -Adlai Stevenson

Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other. -Oscar Ameringer
 
Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time. -E.B. White

Democracy is the worst system ever invented - except for all the rest. -Winston Churchill

An elected official is one who gets 51 percent of the vote cast by 40 percent of the 60 percent of voters who registered. -Dan Bennett

Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. -George Jean Nathan

Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve. -George Bernard Shaw
 
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for dinner. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." --Benjamin Franklin

Common sense is not so common. -Francois Marie De Voltaire

The great masses of the people...will more easily fall victims to a big lie than to a small one. -Adolf Hitler in "Mein Kampf"

The devil hath power to assume a pleasing shape. -William Shakespeare

If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom, and the irony of it is that if it is comfort and money that it values more, it will lose that, too. -W. Somerset Maugham

The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination by ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference and undernourishment. -Robert Maynard Hutchins

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.  - C.S. Lewis

It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds." -Samuel Adams