Taking away a person's control of her own life - meaning her bank account - is one of the greatest infringements a democracy can impose, especially when it applies to young people. It is an infringement even if the intent may be perceived as benign and socially valid.
He meant the Kingdom was over, the Kingdom of Heaven, it was all finished. We shouldn't live as if it mattered more than this life in this world, because where we are is always the most important place.... We have to be all those difficult things like cheerful and kind and curious and patient, and we've got to study and think and work hard, all of us, in all our different world, and then we'll build... The Republic of Heaven.
We have to build the Republic of Heaven where we are, because for us, there is no elsewhere.
If your Soviet neighbor is trying to set fire to your house, you can't be worrying about the Arab down the block. If suddenly it's the Arab in your backyard , you can't be worrying about the People's Republic of China and if one day the ChiComs show up at your front door with an eviction notice in one hand and a Molotov cocktail in the other, then the last thing you're going do is look over his shoulder for a walking corpse.
The White House, that whole criminal mob, those arrogant goons who see themselves as justified to operate above the law-they disgrace democracy by claiming that what they do they do for democracy! They should be in jail. They should be in Hollywood!
The democratic principle, enunciated in the words of the Declaration of Independence, declared that government was secondary, that the people who established it were primary. Thus, the future of democracy depended on the people, and their growing consciousness of what was the decent way to relate to their fellow human beings all over the world.
They were not mentioned in the Declaration of Independence, they were absent in the Constitution and they were invisible in the new political democracy. They were the women of early America.
Who would have guessed that the monster of fraud was a democracy?
Mr. Speaker, democracy works best when the American electorate is engaged and informed.
The institutions of the republic are in place.
The idea of democracy has been stripped of it moral imperatives and come to denote hollowness and hypocrisy.
Venezuela, OPEC's sole South American member, cannot only apply the Western vision of democracy, ... We cannot be judges of OPEC members ... We won't do anything to harm OPEC unity.
Mr. Speaker, in seeking to return to the United Nations, the Republic of China on Taiwan will once again ask diplomatic allies to present its case before the United Nations this fall.
Our country's founders cherished liberty, not democracy.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
The meeting with Mian Nawaz Sharif today is aimed to discuss a joint drive for the revival of the Constitution and democracy, and for ending the dictatorship.
The whole thing has been a very childish exercise and this is the price of democracy.
It helped spread far and wide the basic values of freedom, democracy, equality, justice and peace, and promoted in a big way the awakening of the people of all countries, especially those of colonial and semi-colonial countries, thus exerting a sustaining influence on the development of human civilization.
We agreed to make every effort to cooperate in the reconstruction and development of democracy in Iraq,
Russian public opinion, when it looks at the United States policy in Azerbaijan, can not ignore the fact that the United States has a desire not in favor of democracy but in favor of profits and geopolitical domination.
Throughout American history many of our social gains and much of our progress toward democracy were made possible by the active intervention of the federal government.
This statute, all parties agree, deals with protected speech, the preservation of which has been extolled by court after court in case after case as the keystone, the bulwark, the very heart of our democracy. What is more, the Communications Decency Act.
So long as Iran has an Islamic republic, it will have a nuclear-weapons program, at least clandestinely. The key issue, therefore, is How long will the present Iranian regime last
Democracy is a process, not a static condition. It is Becoming, rather than being. It can easily be lost, but never is fully won. Its essence is eternal struggle.
We cannot have any laws not in keeping with the tenets of Islam and of democracy.
Democracy is not an absolute concept. On the contrary, it is relative, it is relative to the characteristics of each country,
need to answer to the American people for their craven tactics that degrade our democracy.
The whole dream of democracy is to raise the proletarian to the level of stupidity attained by the bourgeois.
The cure for the evils of democracy is more democracy.
The beliefs expressed in the Declaration of Independence remain a standard for our nation today. They also remain a standard for those nations across the globe striving to achieve democracy.