What Is Democracy? What Our Founding Fathers Said

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Found these great facts on Democracy Is Not Freedom – Look at what some of current day politicians say compared to what our Founding Fathers said:

WHAT POLITICIANS SAY Now . . .
“Democracy is … the only path to national success and dignity.” —George W. Bush

“We must revitalize our democracy.” —Bill Clinton

“The world must be made safe for democracy.”
—Woodrow Wilson
WHAT THE FOUNDERS SAID Then . . .
“Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.  Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.” —Ben Franklin

“The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.”
—Thomas Jefferson

“Democracy … wastes, exhausts, and murders itself.  There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.”
—John Adams

“Democracy is the most vile form of government… democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention… incompatible with personal security or the rights of property.”
—James Madison

“The majority, oppressing an individual, is guilty of a crime, abuses its strength, and … breaks up the foundations of society.”
—Thomas Jefferson

April 17, 2009 |

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