Democracy Freedom Quotes

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“Every election is determined by the people who show up.”
Larry J. Sabato , Pendulum Swing

Noam Chomsky
“In this possibly terminal phase of human existence, democracy and freedom are more than just ideals to be valued - they may be essential to survival.”
Noam Chomsky

Thomas L. Friedman
“When widely followed public figures feel free to say anything, without any fact-checking, it becomes impossible for a democracy to think intelligently about big issues.”
Thomas L. Friedman

Harry Truman
“[The American President] has to take all sorts of abuse from liars and demagogues.… The people can never understand why the President does not use his supposedly great power to make ’em behave. Well, all the President is, is a glorified public relations man who spends his time flattering, kissing and kicking people to get them to do what they are supposed to do anyway.”
Harry S. Truman

George Orwell
“The ruling power is always faced with the question, ‘In such and such circumstances, what would you do?’, whereas the opposition is not obliged to take responsibility or make any real decisions.”
George Orwell

Abhijit Naskar
“In a society where the majority choose charisma over character, democracy does more harm than good to the actual progress of that society”
Abhijit Naskar

Bill Moyers
“secrecy is the freedom tyrants dream of”
bill moyers

K.J. Charles
“I have no quarrel with democrats in principle, except that they are as much frauds and liars as the rest. It is often said that mankind will not be free till the last king is strangled with the guts of the last priest; if you ask me, the man who ordered the strangling would promptly step forth to proclaim himself Lord Protector, and it would all begin again.”
K.J. Charles, The Henchmen of Zenda

Abhijit Naskar
“It makes people feel good to say that all opinions are equal, because somehow, they correlate equality of opinions with equality of human dignity. And that's exactly where lies one of the most disgraceful and harmful perceptual errors of the society, that leads to an unfit government.”
Abhijit Naskar, The Constitution of The United Peoples of Earth

“The rose that is democracy has its own thorns. We have to bear with it.”
DON SANTO

Amit Ray
“Peacefully protest for justice, transformational change and human rights are the heartbeats of democracy.”
Amit Ray, Nuclear Weapons Free World Peace on the Earth

Ljupka Cvetanova
“We can provide you democracy. When do you need it?”
Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land

Ljupka Cvetanova
“Democracy is not doing what I want. It's also letting others do what I want.”
Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land

Abhijit Naskar
“All opinions are not equal, as far as running a people is concerned.”
Abhijit Naskar, The Constitution of The United Peoples of Earth

Abhijit Naskar
“All humans are equal, but not everyone has the mental capacity to decide what's best for harmony and progress of a people.”
Abhijit Naskar, The Constitution of The United Peoples of Earth

Zybeta "Beta" Metani' Marashi
“Life in Socialism you have choices, but they are limited choices and still is not your choice.
Life in Communist regime you have only one choice and the choice is crystal clear, my way or highway do as you been told and do no question the authorities even if they are wrong.
Life in Delusional Democracy they make you to belive you are free and you have choices, but in reality you must pick choices are offered to you just like in Socialism.
Democracy mean being free in making your own choices and not picking the choices are offered to you”
Zybejta "Beta" Metani'Marashi

Abhijit Naskar
“Democracy of today’s society is dictatorship without the bitterness.”
Abhijit Naskar

Abhijit Naskar
“At the current mental maturity of the human species, democracy is as barbarian and degrading as dictatorship - it just doesn’t feel that way, because of the illusory sense of control.”
Abhijit Naskar

Abhijit Naskar
“For the people to have power, it is imperative that the people are competent, not simply intellectually, but in their entire psychological realm.”
Abhijit Naskar

Abhijit Naskar
“Democracy at the current evolutionary stage is a glorified fallacy.”
Abhijit Naskar

Abhijit Naskar
“Until the human society becomes naturally aware of the value of wisdom over all glamour and charm, democracy is only going to do more harm than good.”
Abhijit Naskar

Bernard Kelvin Clive
“Your dream is not a democracy, listen to your heart not the masses.”
Bernard Kelvin Clive

“If you look at the – freedom, democracy, equality, liberty– all of that can be qualified by saying, "What about me? What about us?" The idea of my tribe versus your tribe, etc. Freedom – what about Liberians who have been oppressed by the systems? Equality – what about institutional "Black-on-Black Apartheid?”What about the creators of the flawed systems who are now so-called liberators of the people?" What about your tribe versus my tribe?” What about the Americas versus the Natives, while disregarding the symptoms of the problems?

What about your party versus my party, constantly at war, and are not focused on the issues? Justice? How about “give me liberty or give me death?” Until then, the unsolved queries remain in Liberia's delusional political arenas. Until then, we'll never have a country without truths!!”
Henry Johnson Jr

“If you look at the – freedom, democracy, equality, liberty– all of that can be qualified by saying, "What about me? What about us?" The idea of my tribe versus your tribe, etc. Freedom – what about Liberians who have been oppressed by the systems? Equality – what about institutional "Black-on-Black Apartheid?”What about the creators of the flawed systems who are now so-called liberators of the people?" What about the Americos versus the Natives, while disregarding the symptoms of the problems?

What about your party versus my party, constantly at war, and are not focused on the issues? Justice? How about “give me liberty or give me death?” Until then, the unsolved queries remain in Liberia's delusional political arenas. Until then, we'll never have a country without truths!!”
Henry Johnson Jr

Abhijit Naskar
“Spineless citizens create spineless democracy.”
Abhijit Naskar, When Humans Unite: Making A World Without Borders

Timothy Snyder
“Демокрациите умират, когато хората престават да вярват, че гласуването има значение. Въпросът не е в това дали се организират избори, а дали те са свободни и честни. Ако е така, демокрацията поражда усещане за време и очаквания за бъдещето, които успокояват настоящето. Смисълът на всеки демократичен избирателен процес е обещанието за следващия. Ако очакваме, че ще се състоят други пълноценни избори, ние знаем, че следващия път ще можем да коригираме грешките си, които междувременно стоварваме върху хората, които сме избрали. По този начин демокрацията преобразува човешката погрешимост в политическа предвидимост и ни помага да преживяваме времето като движение напред към едно бъдеще, върху което имаме някакво влияние. Ако смятаме, че изборите са просто един повтарящ ритуал на подкрепа, демокрацията губи своя смисъл.”
Timothy Snyder, The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America

“Confrontation of the voice of dissent must be prevalent in a healthy democracy. However, it's also imperative to ensure that a significant amount of energy should not be wasted for someone else's utter foolishness.”
Ram krishna Guru

“Biggest enemy of Democracy is Democracy itself.”
Sandeep Sahajpal, The Twelfth Preamble: To all the authors to be!

“Our flint-hearted politicians fundamentally have not only crossed the Rubicon in treks of their power struggles but also pigeonhole the national issues.”
Qamar Rafiq

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