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Democratic Quotes

My dad was an immigrant kid and a Democrat and a Jew, and we didn't know any Republicans in our group. So I grew up Democratic. My dad was a labor lawyer - a very hardworking guy, a one-horse labor lawyer - and then I went to hippie college and lived in the bubble.
Any
Bubble
College
Dad
Democrat
Grew
Group
Guy
Hardworking
Hippie
Immigrant
Jew
Kid
We had extremely democratic town councils in medieval Italy which knew the value of working together, and every now and then, down the centuries, this spirit returns.
Centuries
Down
Every
Extremely
Had
Italy
Knew
Medieval
Now
Now and then
Returns
Spirit
Then
All forms of power - even based on the consensus of the democratic system - react when they are being attacked, or when those who exercise power become a target.
Attacked
Based
Become
Being
Consensus
Even
Exercise
Forms
Power
React
System
Target
Those
Television is the first truly democratic culture - the first culture available to everybody and entirely governed by what the people want. The most terrifying thing is what people do want.
Available
Culture
Entirely
Everybody
First
Governed
Most
People
Television
Terrifying
Thing
Truly
Want
Someone who does an act. In a democratic society, you're supposed to be an activist; that is, you participate. It could be a letter written to an editor.
Act
Activist
Could
Democratic society
Does
Editor
Letter
Participate
Society
Someone
Supposed
Who
Written
I'm not up on the Internet, but I hear that is a democratic possibility. People can connect with each other. I think people are ready for something, but there is no leadership to offer it to them. People are ready to say, 'Yes, we are part of a world.'
Connect
Each
Hear
I think
Internet
Leadership
Offer
Other
Part
People
Possibility
Ready
Say
Our democratic richness arrives when we're able to comprehend our collective humanity accurately.
Able
Accurately
Collective
Comprehend
Humanity
Our
Richness
Why has the Democratic Party become so arrogantly detached from ordinary Americans? Though they claim to speak for the poor and dispossessed, Democrats have increasingly become the party of an upper-middle-class professional elite, top-heavy with journalists, academics and lawyers.
Academics
American
Become
Claim
Democratic party
Democrats
Detached
Elite
Increasingly
Journalists
Lawyers
Ordinary
Party
And 'Queer Eye' is fascinating. It has a pinch-me-I'm-dreaming quality. It's very bourgeois, of course, and much more about the liberation of the consumer than the liberation of the democratic citizen.
About
Bourgeois
Citizen
Consumer
Course
Eye
Fascinating
Liberation
More
Much
Quality
Queer
Than
Clinton passed his first budget without a single Republican vote in either the House or the Senate. Before it led to the longest economic expansion in U.S. history, it led to a Democratic defeat in the 1994 midterms.
Before
Budget
Clinton
Defeat
Economic
Either
Expansion
First
His
History
House
Led
Longest
It shone on everyone, whether they had a contract or not. The most democratic thing I'd ever seen, that California sunshine.
California
Contract
Ever
Everyone
Had
Most
Seen
Sunshine
Thing
Whether
My tastes are aristocratic, my actions democratic.
Actions
Aristocratic
Tastes
In the democratic western countries so-called capitalism leads a saturnalia of 'freedom', like a bastard brother of reform.
Brother
Capitalism
Countries
Freedom
Leads
Like
Reform
So-called
Western
Western countries
And gradually they're beginning to recognize the fact that there's nothing more secure than a democratic, accountable, and participatory form of government. But it's sunk in only theoretically, it has not yet sunk in completely in practical terms.
Accountable
Beginning
Fact
Form
Government
Gradually
More
Nothing
Only
Practical
Recognize
Secure
Sunk
Check the price
for your project
When I joined the freedom movement in Mississippi in my early 20s, it was to come to the aid of sharecroppers, like my parents, who had been thrown off the land they'd always known - the plantations - because they attempted to exercise their 'democratic' right to vote.
Aid
Always
Attempted
Because
Been
Come
Early
Exercise
Freedom
Had
Joined
Known
Land
Botswana is actually very peaceful. It's democratic. It never was in debt. They've been fortunate, they've had diamonds.
Actually
Been
Debt
Diamonds
Fortunate
Had
Never
Peaceful
Very
What we call a democratic society might be defined for certain purposes as one in which the majority is always prepared to put down a revolutionary minority.
Always
Call
Certain
Defined
Democratic society
Down
Majority
Might
Minority
Prepared
Purposes
Put
Revolutionary
The class distinctions proper to a democratic society are not those of rank or money, still less, as is apt to happen when these are abandoned, of race, but of age.
Abandoned
Age
Apt
Class
Democratic society
Distinctions
Happen
Less
Money
Proper
Race
Rank
Society
A democracy which makes or even effectively prepares for modern, scientific war must necessarily cease to be democratic. No country can be really well prepared for modern war unless it is governed by a tyrant, at the head of a highly trained and perfectly obedient bureaucracy.
Bureaucracy
Cease
Country
Democracy
Effectively
Even
Governed
Head
Highly
Makes
Modern
Modern war
Must
I see Turkey's future as being in Europe, as one of many prosperous, tolerant, democratic countries.
Being
Countries
Europe
Future
I See
Many
Prosperous
See
Tolerant
Turkey
For a writer, personal freedom is not so important. It is not individual freedom that guarantees the greatness of literature; otherwise, writers in democratic countries would be superior to all others. Some of the greatest writers wrote under dictatorship - Shakespeare, Cervantes.
Countries
Dictatorship
Freedom
Greatest
Greatest Writers
Greatness
Guarantees
Important
Individual
Individual Freedom
Literature
Others
Otherwise
The accords were fig leaves of democratic procedure to hide the nakedness of Stalinist dictatorship.
Dictatorship
Fig
Hide
Leaves
Procedure
Were
Like all of Latin America, Mexico after independence in 1821 turned its back on a triple heritage: on the Spanish heritage, because we were newly liberated colonies, and on our Indian and black heritages, because we considered them backward and barbaric. We looked towards France, England and the U.S., to become progressive democratic republics.
After
America
Back
Backward
Barbaric
Because
Become
Black
Colonies
Considered
England
France
Heritage

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