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skinner June 2nd, 2014 12:41am

"Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There was never a democracy that did not commit suicide."

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nickelb Texas
06/02/14 10:26 am

We're not a democracy. We're a federal republic.

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RINOTom Peoria, IL
06/02/14 11:40 am

Democracy is usually used to describe any Western style government with democratically elected officials now a days...

nickelb Texas
06/02/14 1:08 pm

Yep. It's one of my biggest political pet peeves.

rynefrompf Kingsport, TN
06/01/14 5:56 pm

Strongly disagree yet again. Yes, total direct democracy cannot work. But, direct democracy in certain areas, and as a check on the system is a good idea.

citethesource Socialist and Atheist
06/01/14 5:55 pm

There are currently many democracies that are doing fine.

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Mattwall1
06/01/14 7:46 pm

Well of by democracy we are meaning say Athens then well it kind of did do what Adams said. So did Rome, but it took longer and was less commoner involved. If by democracy we mean any government with elected leaders, you're right, but that's

Mattwall1
06/01/14 7:46 pm

Probably not how Adams meant it

skinner Wisconsin
06/01/14 5:41 pm

Quote by John Adams

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