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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Quote of the Week - Benjamin Franklin

"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." --Benjamin Franklin

3 comments:

George Patsourakos said...

Democracy is a form of government that takes into account all views -- even those of the minority; however, in a democracy, the majority rules.

Liberty in a democracy allows everyone to express an opinion and to be treated equally -- regardless of of one's race, ethnic background, religion, socioeconomic status, etc.

Alice C. Linsley said...

I agree, but liberty becomes a license to do evil in a society which lacks a moral compass.

George Patsourakos said...

Liberty must be accompanied by responsibility, in order to ensure that liberty does not overstep its bounds.