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The Constitution of 1787 did not make our democracy impotent.

The most important tasks of a democracy are done by everyone.

This democracy will not do; this it is not now doing, and this it never will attempt.

When a people really means to do something, it must resort to democracy.

I say with a stick, not with sticks, for that is the whole argument about democracy.

But there is no doubt that democracy is wonderfully strong in literature.

The second form of government is a republic, sometimes called a democracy.

There is just one thing that would have been fatal to our democracy.

It was democracy, rather than "representative" government, under its purest aspect.

Democracy, as embodied in such a leader as Lincoln, has meant Fellowship.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, from Middle French démocratie (14c.), from Medieval Latin democratia (13c.), from Greek demokratia "popular government," from demos "common people," originally "district" (see demotic), + kratos "rule, strength" (see -cracy).

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