Quotes tagged with "democracy" (best)

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Yang Wen-li: By causing a big storm and hiding during the storm, he's never been damaged himself. Before you know it, he'll be exercising even more authority. The thought leaves me panic stricken. And then, I had a nasty thought. What good is democracy if it gives power to a man like that?
Walter von Schönkopf: If the majority of the citizens wish dictatorship instead of democracy, how do you solve such a paradox?
Yang Wen-li: In reality, it's dictatorship rather than democracy that drastically advances government reforms. But I think humanity ought to avoid being united by a dictatorship. While it's true Duke Lohengramm might have that talent, what about his descendants? His heir? Rulers aren't necessarily wise through generations. He's like a miracle which could happen only once every few centuries. I don't think the entire human race should be ruled by a system where everything depends on one person's character.
Alexander Bucock: I think it's correct for democratic nations to restrict the power of soldiers. Soldiers shouldn't wield power or authority when they aren't on the battlefield. Also, democracy can't be healthy when the military grows fat by not accepting the criticisms of the government or society thus turning into a nation within a nation.
Alexander Bucock: The Alliance should die as a democracy rather than become a dictatorship to survive.
Alexander Bucock: The life of the Alliance is at an end! Its politicians who toy with power. It's opportunistic soldiers... No, its citizens have turned over rulership to politicians, instead of participating in it! The people have democratic principles on their lips, but can't spare the effort to safeguard them! The collapse of a government is the sin of its rulers and leaders. The collapse of democratic rule is the sin of every citizen!
Huang Rui: Our Alliance seems to be faced with a very hard to answer dilemma. Which do we want, a corrupt democracy or a pure dictatorship? Which has more justice and order?
Alexander Bucock: Democracy is the philosophy of making friends on equal terms, not of creating master-servant relationships. I want to have good friends, and I want to be a good friend to other people. But I don't want a good master or to be a good servant.
Walter von Schönkopf: Only a nation which safeguards individual human rights is worthy of being called a democracy.

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