Democracy’s the worst form of government except for all the others.
Of course, we in the United States live in a democratic, representative republic – but Churchill’s statement still fits us!
Should we be surprised at the election results?
“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” – John Adams
“A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges.” ~Benjamin Franklin
“If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War.” ~George Washington
“As nations cannot be rewarded or punished in the next world, so they must be in this. By an inevitable chain of causes and effects, Providence punishes national sins by national calamities.” ~ George Mason
“Have we now forgotten this powerful friend? Or do we imagine we no longer need His assistance?… The longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth: ‘that God governs in the affairs of man.’ ” ~ Benjamin Franklin
“Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.” ~Thomas Paine
“Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” ~George Washington
“Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.” ~Benjamin Franklin
“An army of principals can penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot.” ~Thomas Paine