Democracy then and now….
All of the current political upheaval has accomplished an important milestone…more people are paying attention to Washington and participating in the future of this country than has occurred for many years.
This quote from John Buchan (Lord Tweedsmuir) shows how little has changed in what democracy is and how easily it can be lost:
“The democratic testament derives from Hamilton as well as from Jefferson. It has two main characteristics. The first is that the ordinary man believes in himself and in his ability, along with his fellows, to govern his country. It is when a people loses its self-confidence that is surrenders its soul to a dictator or an oligarchy…The second is the belief, which is fundamental also in Christianity, of the worth of every human soul - the worth, not the equality.”
For more information on John Buchan, click here. As provided by Wikipedia.
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