Democratic Quotes

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“A system is corrupt when it is strictly profit-driven, not driven to serve the best interests of its people.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“Our freedoms are vanishing. If you do not get active to take a stand now against all that is wrong while we still can, then maybe one of your children may elect to do so in the future, when it will be far more riskier — and much, much harder.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Thomas Frank
“Corruption is uniquely reprehensible in a democracy because it violates the system's first principle, which we all learned back in the sunshiny days of elementary school: that the government exist to serve the public, not particular companies or individuals or even elected officials. ”
Thomas Frank, The Wrecking Crew: How Conservatives Rule

Criss Jami
“It turns out that indecision is a path itself; but figuratively, a vertical path - up or down - meaning it isn't always a fruitless path. One is forgotten, but the other is glorified. To be what they call 'middle-of-the-road' in most cases just means you have a hard time figuring out who between options is dumber. So quite often those who refused to decide were, after all, the bold individuals, the influential ones, the creative ones, those who snatched their own authority.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

George F. Kennan
“We should cease to talk about vague and unreal objectives such as human rights, the raising of the living standards, and democratization. The day is not far off when we are going to have to deal in straight power concepts. The less we are then hampered by idealistic slogans, the better.”
George F. Kennan

“When a plutocracy is disguised as a democracy, the system is beyond corrupt.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Alexis de Tocqueville
“I have always thought that in revolutions, especially democratic revolutions, madmen, not those so called by courtesy, but genuine madmen, have played a very considerable political part. One thing is certain, and that is that a condition of semi-madness is not unbecoming at such times, and often even leads to success.”
Alexis de Tocqueville, Recollections on the French Revolution

Abhijit Naskar
“Democracy driven by populism leads to a savage, superstitious and divided society, not a civilized, thinking and united one.”
Abhijit Naskar, Time to End Democracy: The Meritocratic Manifesto

Abhijit Naskar
“Dictatorship is rule of the cunning, democracy is rule of the halfwits. Both are quite degrading for society, cause neither of them is born of merits.”
Abhijit Naskar, Time to End Democracy: The Meritocratic Manifesto

Abhijit Naskar
“Meritocracy is the fulfillment of democracy, not the destruction of it.”
Abhijit Naskar, Time to End Democracy: The Meritocratic Manifesto

Abhijit Naskar
“We cannot create a truly democratic society till we create a stateless society.”
Abhijit Naskar, Time to End Democracy: The Meritocratic Manifesto

Abhijit Naskar
“Democracy can cause either regress or progress depending on the character of the people.”
Abhijit Naskar, Time to End Democracy: The Meritocratic Manifesto

Abhijit Naskar
“Sleeping masses make a regressive democracy, whereas thinking masses make a progressive democracy.”
Abhijit Naskar, Time to End Democracy: The Meritocratic Manifesto

“Participating and voting only in elections is not democracy”
Rashid Jorvee

Abhijit Naskar
“A civilized democracy is built upon character and assimilation, not upon bigotry and differentiation.”
Abhijit Naskar

Abhijit Naskar
“Having good politicians is important, but more important is to have good citizens.”
Abhijit Naskar, Good Scientist: When Science and Service Combine

Abhijit Naskar
“Threat to secularism in one nation is threat to democracy everywhere.”
Abhijit Naskar, Neden Türk: The Gospel of Secularism

Ljupka Cvetanova
“An undemocratic government uses its weapon against its own people. Democratic governments do that to other nations.”
Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land

Abhijit Naskar
“A civilized nation never uses terms like majority and minority to refer to people, it's only the uncivilized nation that does so. In people we’ll find salvation.”
Abhijit Naskar, The Shape of A Human: Our America Their America

Abhijit Naskar
“A nation can run without government, but it can't run without the accountability of its citizens.”
Abhijit Naskar, Heart Force One: Need No Gun to Defend Society

Abhijit Naskar
“Politicians and police are not the makers and keepers of law, the people are.”
Abhijit Naskar, Solo Standing on Guard: Life Before Law

Abhijit Naskar
“There is no such thing as her majesty's government. You can either have his or her majesty or you can have government.”
Abhijit Naskar, Solo Standing on Guard: Life Before Law

“My sin was to raise an objection to one state during the electoral college certification process, thereby triggering a congressional debate, precisely as permitted by the law and precisely as Democratic members of Congress have done in the electoral counts of 2001, 2005, and 2017. I was, in fact, waiting to participate in that debate on the Senate floor when the riot halted our work and forced the Senate (temporarily) to disband. For this I was branded a “seditionist” and worse. But like many others attacked by the corporations and the Left, my real crime was to have challenged the reign of the woke capitalists.”
Josh Hawley

Amit Kalantri
“A democratic mind is not attached to any single idea and open to all ideas.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Abhijit Naskar
“Sonnet of Citizens

What can the politicians do,
Unless the people allow it!
What can the government do,
Unless the people permit it!
All corruption is born of people,
Not of politics and bureaucracy.
Corrupt politicians are only symptom,
Real disease is populist democracy.
Politics is civilized when people are civilized,
But what we have is politics of blame.
Denounce blaming and take responsibility,
Then only will your children live without shame.
Your indifference fuels all political histrionics.
Build your character and there'll be no politics.”
Abhijit Naskar, Mucize Insan: When The World is Family

Abhijit Naskar
“All corruption is born of people, not of politics and bureaucracy.”
Abhijit Naskar, Mucize Insan: When The World is Family

Abhijit Naskar
“Power to people doesn't mean power, it means responsibility.”
Abhijit Naskar, Hometown Human: To Live for Soil and Society

Abhijit Naskar
“Unless the people live a life of accountability, there'll be no order in society, but only an illusion of order.”
Abhijit Naskar, Solo Standing on Guard: Life Before Law

“Democratic State exists to support freedom from unlawful coercion and to ensure that perpetrators of such unlawful coercion are coerced by law to conform to the law.”
R. N. Prasher

“Democratic State has an obligation to protect the weak; anarchy thrives on the weakness and helplessness of the weak. A democratic State that does not protect the weak from unlawful coercion and from hunger invites its own doom and creates space for anarchy.”
R. N. Prasher

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