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
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.
The current federal regulations limiting junk food is very narrow.
So long as governments set the example of killing their enemies, private citizens will occasionally kill theirs.