The best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter – WINSTON CHURCHILL

25 Sep

Make sure you are not an average voter.

Meanwhile here are some quotes on democracy while I get some other stuff done.   I just wish democracy was quicker – 17 days to go.

The strongest democracies flourish from frequent and lively debate, but they endure when people of every background and belief find a way to set aside smaller differences in service of a greater purpose.

BARACK OBAMA, press conference, Feb. 9, 2009

The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment.

ROBERT HUTCHINS

Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.

ARISTOTLE

Democracy depends on citizens being informed, and since our media, especially television (which is the most important source of news for most Americans) reports mostly what the people in power do, and repeats what the people in power say, the public is badly informed, and it means we cannot really say we have a functioning democracy.

HOWARD ZINN

The best cure for the ills of democracy is more democracy.

EDWARD ABBEY

In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme.

ARISTOTLE

As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.

JOHN F KENNEDY

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2 Responses to “The best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter – WINSTON CHURCHILL”

  1. Philip T September 25, 2013 at 11:15 pm #

    I always thought Winston Churchills greatest quip was when a lady approached him and ” Mr Churchill you are very drunk” He replied ” yes madam you are quite correct, however you are very ugly. At least I can say when I wake up in the morning I will be sober.”

    • Kylie September 25, 2013 at 11:16 pm #

      He was a clever bastard!

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