Dictatorship Government Quotes


If the test of patriotism comes only by reflexively falling into lockstep behind the leader whenever the flag is waved, then what we have is a formula for dictatorship, not democracy... But the American way is to criticize and debate openly, not to accept unthinkingly the doings of government officials of this or any other country. Michael Parenti

They have been talking about a dictatorship and they were right because there's a dictatorship and there's a government that has been fighting that dictatorship, the dictatorship of the media. Rafael Correa

Dictatorship is always merely an aria, never an opera. Emil Ludwig

Democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover they can vote themselves largesse out of the public treasure. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefit from the public treasury, with the result that democracy always collapses over a loose fiscal policy, always to be followed by a dictatorship, and then a monarchy. Alexander Fraser Tytler

A world of unseen dictatorship is conceivable, still using the forms of democratic government. Kenneth E. Boulding

No form of government can survive that excludes dictatorship when the life of the nation is at stake. Clinton Rossiter

"Our government will soon become what it is already a long way toward becoming, an elective dictatorship. J William Fulbright

When you have an efficient government, you have a dictatorship. Harry S Truman

The reality in Cuba is very different from that in Chile. Cuba's government is a dictatorship. Salvador Allende

Somewhere at the top of the pyramid in the invisible government are a few sinister people who know exactly what they are doing: They want America to become part of a worldwide socialist dictatorship... Dan Smoot

Though the Floundering Fathers didn't intend it, we now see that representative government quickly turns into the dictatorship of the proletariat. If you doubt this, I congratulate you on not having a television. Fred Reed

Any dictatorship would be better than modern democracy. There cannot be so incompetent a dictator, that he would show more stupidity than a majority of the people. Best dictatorship would be one where lots of heads would roll and government would prevent any economical growth. Pentti Linkola

Governments, whether they're dictatorships or democracies, reflect the people. When the people get fed up, they throw them out. Ron Paul

History proves that all dictatorships, all authoritarian forms of government are transient. Only democratic systems are not transient. Whatever the shortcomings, mankind has not devised anything superior. Vladimir Putin

Show me one dictatorship in the world that has not been supported by the United States government or some European governments. It almost doesn't exist. I think a dictatorship and hegemony are part of the same phenomenon. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Power has to be protected from scrutiny. That's the principle of every dictatorship, of every autocracy. You hear it from high priests at Harvard and every government department, that power has to be kept secret otherwise it will fade and it won't work. But Bradley Manning is violating that principle. Noam Chomsky

The easiest way to establish a dictatorship is to claim you are God's representative on earth. Christopher Hitchens

Whenever you have an efficient government you have a dictatorship. Harry S Truman

As long term institutions, I am totally against dictatorships. But a dictatorship may be a necessary system for a transitional period. [...] Personally I prefer a liberal dictator to democratic government lacking liberalism. My personal impression - and this is valid for South America - is that in Chile, for example, we will witness a transition from a dictatorial government to a liberal government. Friedrich August von Hayek

So, he reasoned, if you can identify the sources of a government's power - people working in civil service, police and judges, even the army - then you know what a dictatorship depends on for its existence. Gene Sharp



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