China has to go along with world trends. That’s democracy, liberty, individual freedom. China sooner or later has to go that way. It cannot go backward.
- Dalai Lama
No government is perfect. One of the chief virtues of a democracy, however, is that its defects are always visible and under democratic processes can be pointed out and corrected.
– Harry S. Truman (33rd U.S. President)
Not only our future economic soundness but the very soundness of our democratic institutions depends on the determination of our government to give employment to idle men.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.