“Democracy depends on citizens being informed, and since our media, especially television (which is the most important source of news for most Americans) reports mostly what the people in power do, and repeats what the people in power say, the public is badly informed, and it means we cannot really say we have a functioning […]
“There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.” -Andrew Carnegie
Protest beyond the law is not a departure from democracy; it is absolutely essential to it. — Martin Luther King Jr.
Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage. – H.L. Mencken