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Democracy is a form of government in which it is permitted to wonder
aloud what the country could do under first-class management.
-- Senator Soaper
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Democracy is a process by which the people are free to choose the man who
will get the blame.
-- Laurence J. Peter
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Democracy is also a form of worship.
It is the worship of Jackals by Jackasses.
-- H.L. Mencken
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Democracy is the name we give the people whenever we need them.
-- Arman de Caillavet, 1913
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Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half
of the people are right more than half of the time.
-- E.B. White
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Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and
deserve to get it good and hard.
-- H.L. Mencken, "Little Book in C major", 1916
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Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other
forms that have been tried from time to time.
-- Winston Churchill
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A government of the masses. Authority derived through mass meeting
or any other form of direct expression. Results in mobocracy. Attitude
toward property is communistic... negating property rights. Attitude toward
law is that the will of the majority shall regulate, whether it is based
upon deliberation or governed by passion, prejudice, and impulse, without
restraint or regard to consequences. Result is demagogism, license,
agitation, discontent, anarchy.
-- U. S. Army Training Manual No. 2000-25 (1928-1932),
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In which you say what you like and do what you're told.
-- Gerald Barry
The difference between a Democracy and a Dictatorship is that in a
Democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a Dictatorship
you don't have to waste your time voting.
-- Charles Bukowski
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Democrats buy most of the books that have been banned somewhere.
Republicans form censorship committees and read them as a group.
Republicans consume three-fourths of the rutabaga produced in the USA.
The remainder is thrown out.
Republicans usually wear hats and almost always clean their paint brushes.
Republicans study the financial pages of the newspaper.
Democrats put them in the bottom of the bird cage.
Most of the stuff alongside the road has been thrown out of car
windows by Democrats.
-- Paul Dickson, "The Official Rules"