communism theory of classless society in which individuals cannot own
socialism doctrine of centralized state control of wealth and property
republicanism belief that a republic is the best form of government
conservatism belief in maintaining political and social traditions
Fascism founding policy on basic ignorantism
Ignorantism belief in logical fallacy that claims the truth of a premise
is based on the fact that it has not (yet) been proven false; or that
a premise is false because it has not (yet) been proven true
libertarianism doctrine that personal liberty is the highest value
individualism belief that individual interests and rights are paramount
liberalism doctrine of social change and tolerance
capitalism doctrine that private ownership and free markets should
anarchism doctrine that all governments should be abolished
absolutism doctrine of government by a single absolute ruler; autocracy
Democracy is not an "ism." Democracy cannot be narrowly defined. The
following are a few thoughts on the subject from qualified observers.
---- Alexis de Tocqueville, in Democracy in America,
The moral empire of the majority is founded in part of the idea that
there is more enlightenment and wisdom in many men united, than in one
It's been said that democracy is the worst form of government, except
all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
---- Edward Dowling, Editor and Priest, Chicago Daily News (July 1941)
The two greatest obstacles to democracy in the United States are, first,
the widespread delusion among the poor that we have a democracy, and
second, the chronic terror among the rich, lest we get it.
---- P. J. O'Rourke, in Parliament of Whores (1991)
Every government is a parliament of whores. The trouble is, in a
democracy, the whores are us.
---- Dorothy Thompson, Let The Record Speak, Boston: MA, Houghton
Mifflin Company (1939) p. 278
The conception of man as a product of economics is the essence of the
philosophy of Communism. The conception of man as a biological product;
his destiny entirely determined by his racial chromosomes, is the
essence of Nazism. The conception of man as a child of God—that is to
say, as a soul capable of reason, capable of developing and perfecting
himself in the image of the ideal—is the basis of democracy.
---- Noam Chomsky
Tyrannies, when they are strong, and democracies, when they are weak,
can not tolerate criticism. The 20th century has been characterized by
four developments of great importance: the growth of political
democracy, the growth of Online Democracy, the growth of corporate
power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting
corporate power against democracy. We may have democracy, or we may
have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both.
True democracy consists not in lowering the standard but in giving
everybody, so far as possible, a chance of measuring up to the standard.
That, again, is what democracy is about. You talk to those who
disagree with you; you don’t beat them down. You exchange views. And you
come to a compromise, a settlement that would be best for the country.
I’ve always said that dialogues and debates are not aimed at achieving
victory for one particular party or the other, but victory for our
people as a whole. We want to build up a strong foundation for national
reconciliation, which means reconciliation not just between the
different ethnic groups and between different religious groups, but
between different ideas -- for example, between the idea of military
supremacy and the idea of civilian authority over the military, which is
the foundation of democracy.
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A republic protecting us from Hillary, in spite of her many votes.
A majority does not rule in a republic.
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