If everyone is thinking alike, then no one is thinking.— Benjamin Franklin
Staggering Founding Fathers Democracy quotations
The duty of a patriot is to protect his country from its government.
Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
A Brother may not be a Friend, but a Friend will always be a Brother.
Nil desperandum, -- Never Despair. That is a motto for you and me. All are not dead; and where there is a spark of patriotic fire, we will rekindle it.
My answer to the racial problem in America is to not deal with it at all.
The founding fathers dealt with it when they made the Constitution.
Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom.
The rich will strive to establish their dominion and enslave the rest.
They always did...they always will. They will have the same effect here as elsewhere, if we do not, by the power of government, keep them in their proper spheres.
He that cannot obey, cannot command.
A candle loses nothing when it lights another candle.
Between a balanced republic and a democracy, the difference is like that between order and chaos.
Genius is nothing but a greater aptitude for patience.
Discipline is the soul of an army.
Even the Founding Fathers of the U.S., nowadays considered the model of a democracy, were strictly opposed to it. Without a single exception, they thought of democracy as nothing but mob-rule.
All Americans mourn the passing of the author of the Declaration of Independence, George Jefferson.
We should make the poor uncomfortable and kick them out of poverty.
The experience of all former ages had shown that of all human governments, democracy was the most unstable, fluctuating and short-lived.
Isn't it somewhat remarkable that we can go back a a few hundred years and find no shortage of quotations from our founding fathers warning us against the dangers of democracy, yet today teachers and politicians use the word as if it were an offering of gold.
you can do anything you set your mind to
The problem is that democracy is not freedom.
Democracy is simply majoritarianism, which is inherently incompatible with real freedom. Our founding fathers clearly understood this.
Do not fear mistakes.
Democracy is something America has never really practiced.
Because the Founding Fathers hated two things: monarchy and democracy. They wanted a republic, a replica of the Roman or Venetian republics. They didn't even like the etymology of the word "democracy."
Our Founding Fathers crafted a constitutional Republic for the first time in the history of the world because they were shaping a form of government that would not have the failures of a democracy in it, but had the representation of democracy in it.
Congress is functioning the way the Founding Fathers intended-not very well.
They understood that if you move too quickly, our democracy will be less responsible to the majority.
Two hundred years ago, our Founding Fathers gave us a democracy.
It was based upon the simple, yet noble, idea that government derives its validity from the consent of the governed.
Franklin may . . . be considered one of the founding fathers of American democracy, since no democratic government can last long without conciliation and compromise.
The ideas of ancient Greece helped inspire America's founding fathers as they reached for democracy. Our revolutionary ideas helped inspire Greeks as they sought their own freedom.
In the months ahead, I will leave the Department of Justice, but I will never -- I will never -- leave the work. I will continue to serve and try to find ways to make our nation even more true to its founding ideals.
The simple fact is we do not live in a democracy.
Certainly not the kind our Founding Fathers intended. We live in a corporate dictatorship represented by, and beholden to, no single human being you can reason with or hold responsible for anything.
Our founding fathers detested the idea of a democracy and labored long to prevent America becoming one. Once again - the word 'democracy' does not appear in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, or the constitution of any of the fifty states. Not once. Furthermore, take a look at State of the Union speeches. You won't find the 'D' word uttered once until the Wilson years.
One day the South will know that when these disinherited children of God sat down at lunch counters, they were in reality standing up for what is best in the American dream and for the most sacred values in our Judaeo-Christian heritage, thereby bringing our nation back to those great wells of democracy which were dug deep by the founding fathers in their formulation of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.