Human beings are like that. Is it genuine, and if so, where and when? Democracy is not property; it is an idea. Democracy is always something that a nation must be doing. The flag is the embodiment, not of sentiment, but of history. I speak as a victim of America's so-called democracy.
Soldiers, in the name of democracy, let us all unite! By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power. It is in vain to say that democracy is less vain, less proud, less selfish, less ambitious, or less avaricious than aristocracy or monarchy. Governments should be afraid of their people. Reuse article The seven best quotes on direct democracy Renat Kuenzi Feb 29, 2016 - 16:30 The American whistleblower Edward Snowden, Swiss justice minister Simonetta Sommaruga, her German counterpart Heiko Maas: they were just some of the people who had something to say about Swiss direct democracy after Sunday's clear 'no' vote on the enforcement of the deportation of foreign criminals initiative, proposed by the conservative right Swiss People's Party. No one in this world, so far as I know—and I have researched the records for years, and employed agents to help me—has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. You are not taught - and it is a disgrace that you aren't - that these men and women were radicals for liberty; that they had a vision of equality that was a slap in the face of what the rest of their world understood to be the unchanging, God-given order of nations; and that they were willing to die to make that desperate vision into a reality for people like us, whom they would never live to see.
If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters. On its world, the people are people. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer. Are they still alive to ask? Our citizenship in any particular state is only our local distinction. When I hear that word I reach for my feather Boa! I don't want to rule or conquer anyone. Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want.
To oppress the opposition is to assault the very foundation of democracy. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time. But in the long run it's weakened by the practice of Russian roulette. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. For all our talk about liberation and personal autonomy, there are few choices that we are free to make. The scriptwriters must have got that quote, which seems to differ slightly from the one ascribed to Churchill, from somewhere. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.
It is not true, in fact, and nowhere appears in history. Except, of course, when it is not. We need enthusiasm, imagination and the ability to face facts, even unpleasant ones, bravely. The airplane and the radio have brought us closer together. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.
Here is our selection of the seven best quotes on the vote: Edward Snowden spent time working in Geneva between 2007 to 2009, undercover for the Central Intelligence Agency. But is it a fit object of faith and hope? Specifically applying to all software, folders, data and their content provided for download by the swissinfo. Science, twin, in its fields, of Democracy in its —Science, testing absolutely all thoughts, all works, has already burst well upon the world—a sun, mounting, most illuminating, most glorious—surely never again to set. He marks his ballot paper in strict secrecy, and then elected representatives and together decide what government, or even in times of stress, what form of government they wish to have in their country. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way. If this maxim was generally adopted, wars would cease and our swords would soon be converted into reap hooks and our harvests be more peaceful, abundant, and happy. This expresses my idea of democracy.
They thought they mattered very much. Citizens are often slow to realize that their democracy is being dismantled even as it happens before their eyes. Most government was local, second-most only state, third-most federal. It is intended for private use only. Will Rogers 1879 - 1935. The people hate the lizards and the lizards rule the people. .
Now let us fight to fulfill that promise. Who drill you, diet you, treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder. On the other hand, you may believe fallen men to be so wicked that not one of them can be trusted with any irresponsible power over his fellows. You, the people, have the power, the power to create machines, the power to create happiness! We don't see any American dream. Direct democracy destroyed Greece and representative democracy destroyed Rome. He compares two images connected to the enforcement campaign in Switzerland. Should you be interested in any such use of the website content, please contact us via contact swissinfo.