Posts Tagged ‘democracy’

Quote of the day, Jan. 1

January 3, 2018

Bernie Sanders, on the news

“Citizens in a democracy need diverse sources of news and information.”

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Quote of the day, March 24

March 25, 2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May, after the Westminster attack

“The location of this attack was no accident. The terrorists chose to strike at the heart of our  Capital City, where people of all nationalities, religions and cultures come together to celebrate the values of liberty, democracy and freedom of speech.   These streets of Westminster—home to the world’s oldest Parliament—are engrained with a spirit of freedom that echoes in some of the furthest corners of the globe. And the values our Parliament represents—democracy, freedom, human rights, the rule of law—command the admiration and respect of free people everywhere.  That is why it is a target for those who reject those values.  But let me make it clear today, as I have had cause to do before: any attempt to defeat those values through violence and terror is doomed to failure.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 18

October 18, 2016

George Monbiot, on democracy

“Persistent, determined, well-organised groups can bring neglected issues to the fore and change political outcomes. But in doing so they cannot rely on what democracy ought to be. We must see it for what it is. And that means understanding what we are.”

Quote of the day, Feb. 28

February 28, 2015

George Bernard Shaw, on democracy

“Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 15

December 15, 2014

First Amendment to U.S. Constitution (ratified Dec. 15, 1791)

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

Quote of the day, May 25

May 25, 2014

Harry Emerson Fosdick, on war (1933)

“I renounce war for its consequences, for the lies it lives on and propagates, for the undying hatred it arouses, for the dictatorships it puts in place of democracy , for the starvation that stalks after it. (more…)

Quote of the day, Jan. 19

January 19, 2014

David Cameron, on the press (2014)

“At its best, the British press, the political press, have a vital role to play in our country.  (more…)

Quote of the day, Dec. 29

December 29, 2013

John Dewey, on democracy (1939)

“Democracy means the belief that humanistic culture should prevail.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 26

January 25, 2013

President Barack Obama, on America (2013)

“Each time we gather to inaugurate a president, we bear witness to the enduring strength of our Constitution. (more…)

Quote of the day, Dec. 18

December 18, 2012

José de Paiva Netto, on democracy

“Democracy is the regime of responsibility.”