John Adams on democracy

“Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.” – John Adams, 1814

I found this interesting as we wait for news from Washington on the bailout to “save the economy”.

With so many politicians involved I fear we will cure a 5 year headache with a 20 year cancer.


One thought on “John Adams on democracy

  1. A true democracy is not just when the majority decides they want to perish, its when they force the minority to die with them!

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