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Old 08-27-2017, 08:23 AM
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Default Democracy is the art of running the circus from the monkey cage.” — Herman Melville

Ignoring the current state of de-evolution....

Originally Posted by Myers;735664[SIZE=1
]Eripiomundus -- it's pretty much understood throughout the world that a republic is a form of democratic government -- and that in the context you're using it, you're not talking about a direct democracy. But some people here in the sates will think it's a smart thing to correct you.[/SIZE]

I once posted a quote by W.E.B. Du Bois, the historian, author and social critic in which he mentioned democracy in the general sense --

Sure enough, someone came along and ignored the context of the word and overall meaning of the quote just so he could say, "Hey, FYI! We live in a republic, not a democracy!

Because W.E.B. Du Bois had NO idea what kind of government we have here in the U.S.!

Chuckles indeed...

Originally Posted by Myers View Post
.. W.E.B. Du Bois had NO idea what kind of government we have here in the U.S.!..
Section 4 - Republican form of government guaranteed. Each State to be protected.
The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union, a republican form of government, and shall protect each of them against invasion; and on application of the legislature, or of the executive (when the legislature cannot be convened), against domestic violence.
— United States Constitution Article 4, Section 4



"
Democracy is the most vile form of government. ... democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property: and have in general been as short in their lives as the have been violent in their deaths."
— James Madison (1751-1836) Father of the Constitution, 4th President of the U. S.


We are a Republic. Real Liberty is never found in despotism or in the extremes of Democracy.”
— Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804) Lawyer, Secretary of the Treasury & Secretary of State


“A simple democracy is the devil's own government.”
— Benjamin Rush (1745-1813) Founding Father& signer of the Declaration of Independence





“A democracy is a volcano, which conceals the fiery materials of its own destruction. These will produce an eruption, and carry desolation in their way.”
— Fisher Ames (1758-1808) Founding Father and framer of the First Amendment to the Constitution


“Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide. It is in vain to say that democracy is less vain, less proud, less selfish, less ambitious, or less avaricious than aristocracy or monarchy. It is not true, in fact, and nowhere appears in history. Those passions are the same in all men, under all forms of simple government, and when unchecked, produce the same effects of fraud, violence, and cruelty. When clear prospects are opened before vanity, pride, avarice, or ambition, for their easy gratification, it is hard for the most considerate philosophers and the most conscientious moralists to resist the temptation. Individuals have conquered themselves. Nations and large bodies of men, never.”
— John Adams (1797-1801) Second President of the United States and Patriot


"Democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine percent."
— Thomas Jefferson, Author of the Declaration of Independence, 3rd President of the U. S.


“Pure democracy cannot subsist long nor be carried far into the departments of state, it is very subjet to caprice and the madness of popular rage.”
— John Witherspoon (1722-1794) Educator, Economist, Minister, Writer & Founding Father


"The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness which the ambitious call, and ignorant believe to be liberty."
— Fisher Ames (1758-1808) Founding Father and framer of the First Amendment to the Constitution


“We have seen the tumults of democracy terminate, in France, as they have everywhere terminated, in despotism.”
— Gouverneur Morris (1752-1816) Statesman, Diplomat, writer of the final draft of the Constitution

“The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness, which the ambitious call, and the ignorant believe to be, liberty.”— Fisher Ames (1758-1808) Founding Father and framer of the First Amendment to the Constitution

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Democracy is the art of running the circus from the monkey cage.”
— Herman Melville (1819–1891) Author, short story writer & poet



"Every government is a parliament of whores. The trouble is, in a democracy, the whores are us.
— P. J. O'Rourke (1947--) Political ournalist, writer, and author



“Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule— and both commonly succeed, and are right.”
— Henry L. Mencken (1880-1956) American journalist editor & satirist


“You can never have a revolution in order to establish democracy. You must have a democracy in order to have a revolution.”
— Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) British Journalist, Poet, Author and Playwright



“Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.”
— Henry L. Mencken (1880-1956) American Writer


“Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.”
— George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish Author, Playwright and Essayist


“The cure for the evils of democracy is more democracy.”
— Henry L. Mencken (1880-1956) American Writer


In the 'Murrican Democracy....Barrack Hussein Obama

Originally Posted by Myers View Post
Chuckles indeed...
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