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Re: [opensuse] NO PERSONAL REPLIES TO POSTINGS ON THIS LIST!!
  • From: ken <gebser@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 08 Dec 2006 15:46:45 -0500
  • Message-id: <4579CF35.2020406@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 12/08/2006 03:33 PM somebody named Felix Miata wrote:
> On 2006/12/08 19:50 (GMT+0100) Anders Johansson apparently typed:
>
>> On Friday 08 December 2006 19:12, ken wrote:
>
>>> As Churchill said, democracy is the worst form of government, except for
>>> all the other forms of government.
>
>> The actual quote is "No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise.
>> Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government
>> except all those other forms that have been tried from time to
>> time" (Hansard, Nov. 11 1947)
>
>> The main distinction being that something that has yet to be tried may be
>> better.
>
> The US Constitution didn't create a democracy. It created a republic.
> The only real powers its people have lie in the right to sue, and the
> power to vote for someone else next time, after the current bums have
> already taxed & spent into oblivion.

Apparently you believe Churchill was referring to the US. Where did
this belief come from?

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--John Milton
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