September 15 is International Day of Democracy, so this week’s thoughts are quotes about democracy.
Democracy is a system in which people are the ones who choose their power in the form of elections. Whether the system will succeed, however, depends on the elected people.
Weekly Positive Quotes – September 14th – September 20th, 2020
Monday, September 14th, 2020
“If voting made any difference they wouldn’t let us do it.”
(Samuel Langhorne Clemens, known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer.)
Tuesday, September 15th, 2020
“People shouldn’t be afraid of their government. Governments should be afraid of their people.”
(Alan Moore is an English writer known primarily for his work in comic books including Watchmen, V for Vendetta, The Ballad of Halo Jones, Swamp Thing, Batman: The Killing Joke and From Hell.)
Wednesday, September 16th, 2020
“Protest beyond the law is not a departure from democracy; it is absolutely essential to it.”
(Howard Zinn was an American historian, playwright, and socialist thinker. He was chair of the history and social sciences’ department at Spelman College, and a political science professor at Boston University. Zinn wrote over 20 books, including his best-selling and influential A People’s History of the United States.)
Thursday, September 17th, 2020
“What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or in the holy name of liberty or democracy?”
(Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was an Indian lawyer, anti-colonial nationalist, and political ethicist, who employed nonviolent resistance to lead the successful campaign for India’s independence from British rule, and in turn inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world.)
Friday, September 18th, 2020
“Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.”
(James Bovard is an American libertarian author and lecturer whose political commentary targets examples of waste, failures, corruption, cronyism and abuses of power in government.)
Saturday, September 19th, 2020
“Government leaders are amazing. So often it seems they are the last to know what the people want.”
Aung San Suu Kyi
(Aung San Suu Kyi is a Burmese politician, diplomat, author, and a 1991 Nobel Peace Prize laureate. The first and incumbent State Counsellor of Myanmar, she is also the leader of the National League for Democracy and played a vital role in the state’s transition from military junta to partial democracy.)
Sunday, September 20th, 2020
“Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.”
(George Bernard Shaw, known at his insistence simply as Bernard Shaw, was an Irish playwright, critic, polemicist and political activist. His influence on Western theater, culture and politics extended from the 1880s to his death and beyond.)
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Source of information about the authors: Wikipedia