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  • Self-government can succeed only through an instructed electorate.

    Herbert Hoover (1934). “The State Papers and Other Public Writings of Herbert Hoover”
  • Donald Rumsfeld should not just be impeached. He should be tried as a war criminal. As for Bush, he can be dispatched by the electorate while we are still a democracy.

  • If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.

    Education   Freedom   War  
    Letter to Colonel Charles Yancey, 6 January 1816
  • There are Americans will find it difficult to believe that the Prime Minister can simply impose candidates on ridings, and can so efficiently move individuals out of private life and into the Cabinet with virtually no resort to the electorate.

    Believe   Moving   Riding  
  • The judge's authority derives entirely from the fact that he is applying the law and not his personal values. That is why the American public accepts the decisions of its courts, accepts even decisions that nullify the laws a majority of the electorate or their representatives voted for.

    Law   Judging   Decision  
    Robert H. Bork (2009). “The Tempting of America”, p.300, Simon and Schuster
  • I don't believe in democracy. In the second place, neither did our white forefathers. I believe, as they did, in a republican authoritarian republic with a limited electorate - just like the one the writers of our Constitution meant this country to be. When these white Christian patriots sat down to write the Declaration of Independence, there were no black citizens for them to worry about.

    Interview with Alex Haley, Playboy, April 1966.
  • When political and business leaders tell the public - any public - 'We don't trust you to make the right decision' - they prejudice that electorate against the very proposals they want it to accept and undermine public confidence in themselves.

  • Conservatives believe in smaller government and in the power of the electorate. So I think that we're less likely to try to use a dramatic forum to warp people's political views.

    "David Mamet: Hollywood Conservatives "Legitimately Frightened For Their Jobs"". Interview with Megyn Kelly, www.realclearpolitics.com. November 11, 2013.
  • One difficulty in making the Senate work the way it was intended is that America's electorate is increasingly divided into red and blue states, with lawmakers representing just one color or the other.

    Blue   Color   America  
  • Insulting the electorate and accusing it of spiritual weakness and sinfulness are not the ways to get yourself the job of president.

    "The real trouble with Rick" by John Podhoretz, nypost.com. February 21, 2012.
  • Democracy is not freedom. Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to eat for lunch.

    Freedom   Two   Lunch  
  • We have a First Amendment for good reasons. We need a free press because without an educated electorate we cannot have a functioning democracy.

    "Off Message" with Glenn Thrush, www.politico.com. September 19, 2016.
  • Voting, the be all and end all of modern democratic politicians, has become a farce, if indeed it was ever anything else. By voting, the people decide only which of the oligarchs preselected for them as viable candidates will wield the whip used to flog them and will command the legion of willing accomplices and anointed lickspittles who perpetrate the countless violations of the people's natural rights. Meanwhile, the masters soothe the masses by assuring them night and day that they - the plundered and bullied multitudes who compose the electorate - are themselves the government.

  • There is no one right now in my judgment that can unite the Black electorate in such a way to present our agenda to a nominee to have them forthrightly address our concerns.

    "Exclusive Interview with the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan Pt. 2". The Final Call Interview, www.finalcall.com. January 27, 2004.
  • If you have an informed electorate, it makes great choices.

    Source: www.macleans.ca
  • No doubt the [presedential] campaigns have reflected some anxiety, anger, and resentment in the nation at large, and we must try to understand these attitudes in the electorate.

    Source: www.commonwealmagazine.org
  • I know very well that the political classes have spread fear among the electorate: Without the euro, the sun will cease shining, the rivers will stop flowing, we will enter an ice age.

    Ice   Class   Rivers  
    Source: www.spiegel.de
  • I think people get so frustrated with Washington, D.C.That's why they're so angry with the - the electorate is so angry with everybody who is involved in government in Washington, D.C. Because if you listen to the folks up here [ on debate], you think that they weren't even there; they had nothing to do with this.

    Source: cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com
  • We`re seeing point to something that`s happened over the last eight years during the [Barack] Obama presidency, and that is the Democratic electorate over the last eight years has gotten a lot more liberal.

    Eight   Years   Lasts  
    Source: www.msnbc.com
  • I know it's - this is this insane analysis. Hillary Clinton lost the election because her ideas were bad. She didn't fit the electorate. She ignored states that she shouldn't have, and Donald Trump was the change agent, OK?

    Ideas   Insane   Analysis  
    Source: abcnews.go.com
  • The best defense of democracy is an informed electorate.

  • In 2012, African-Americans were 13 percent of the electorate, and 93 percent of them voted for [Barack] Obama.

    Source: www.npr.org
  • Few men could explain why they enlisted, and if they attempted they might only prove that they had done as a politician said the electorate does, the right thing from the wrong motive.

    Men   Doe   Done  
    MacGill, Patrick (2017). “The Amateur Army”, p.7, Read Books Ltd
  • Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government.

    Thomas Jefferson, Jerry Holmes (2002). “Thomas Jefferson: A Chronology of His Thoughts”, p.106, Rowman & Littlefield
  • Most often the electorate votes for change.

    Source: www.democracynow.org
  • Goodness knows the Republican electorate is a pretty narrow slice of the population.

    "Fall of the angry left? Will purity doom Republicans in November?". Interview with Giovanni Russonello, www.politico.com. June 08, 2010.
  • The Indian voter today is very mature. He votes in one fashion in the Lok Sabha elections, he votes in a different manner in the State Assembly elections. We have seen this. In 2014, the General Elections conincided with the Odisha Assembly elections. The same electorate gave one judgement for Odisha and another judgement for Delhi. So this country's voter is very mature and we should trust his maturity.

    Source: www.huffingtonpost.in
  • I don't believe that knifing and that sort of terminology is applicable to myself, but I try to the very best of my ability to be as honest as I can with my colleagues and with the electorate at large.

    Believe   Trying   Honest  
    Source: www.abc.net.au
  • A Harris poll I've seen says only 12 percent of the electorate names taxes as one of the most important issues facing the nation. Voters put tax cuts dead last, behind education, Social Security, health care, Medicare and poverty.

    Cutting   Issues   Names  
  • My own electorate, which I represented for 36 years as an anti-apartheid politician, had a considerable number of Jewish voters supporting me throughout my career.

    Years   Careers   Numbers  
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