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It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.
Thomas Jefferson
Notes on Virginia


Democracy cannot flourish half rich and half poor, any more than it can flourish half free and half slave.
Felix G. Rohatyn
New York Times, 3 June 1987


Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
George Bernard Shaw
Man and Superman, "Maxims: Education," 1905


It's not the voting that's democracy; it's the counting.
Tom Stoppard
Jumpers


The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment.
Robert M. Hutchins
Great Books, 1954


Frankly, I'd like to see the government get out of war altogether and leave the whole field to private individuals.
Joseph Heller
Catch-22, 1955


Whatever you may be sure of, be sure of this: That you are dreadfully like other people.
James Russell Lowell
"Democracy Address," Birmingham, England, 6 October 1884


The water which supports a boat can also sink it.
Unknown


We have at least 125 communities in Arizona at risk from wildfire, not because of review processes or litigation delays but because of a lack of federal funding on the ground to actually begin the projects.
Janet Napolitano


The current federal regulations limiting junk food is very narrow.
Maureen Knightly


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