"The ideal form of government is democracy
tempered with assassination."
[François Marie Arouet] (1694-1778) French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher
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Right On !
 -- KS, Queensbury,NY.     
     -- Anonymous      
    Now we're talkin'
     -- P.M.     
    Always a wonderful point, well most of the time. If only they thought of this before The US of A was Liberated from McKinley the Fore Father of the U.S. National Income Tax. (Leon CZolgosz)

    Gölök Z.L.F [M(-)V D] Buday
     -- Gölök Z.L.F [M(-)V D] Buday, Vancouver, GVRD(Paine County), BC(SU), US of Eh! (US of A).     
    Let's have more of this! Including all those non-elected bureaucrats and cabinet heads - let them roll!
     -- George, Ohio     
    Man, I'm not a Quaker, but as part of a non-violence party, maybe we should tone the violence down just a bit? No, wait, can government be destroyed with words? *thinking*
     -- Anonymous     
    Love the humor; while democracy is NEVER an ideal government
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    It is not humor to glory in death, Certain powers do embrace it through the cheapness of human life. Meddling in other nations affairs, bring the rats home with their baggage. Some intentional and others not. For those that have a pallet for finer things, or exotic taste, You spoil our children's table, through democratic socialism, and the trappings of perverse behavior condoned. Thinking it is beauty when it is nastiness to the fullest.
     -- watchman13, USA     
    Yikes, this from the guy who wrote 'Democracy in America' -- I would like to see the quote in context. It's got to be 'tongue-in-cheek.' ;-)
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    Reminds me of Jefferson, regarding the nurturing of the Tree of Liberty...
     -- Ed, Woods Cross, UT     
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