Quotes added 26 February 2014.
Here are a few well known quotes about democracy:
Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide. Johan Adams (1814).
Democracy stands between two tyrannies: the one which it has overthrown and the one into which it will develop. Paul Eldridge (1965).
Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage. H.L.Mencken (1949).
Democracy substitutes the selection by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few. George Bernard Shaw (1903).
Note added 25 July 2014
Note added at end: 21 April 2013
Note added 6 November 2013.
Note added 21 April 2013.
There were quite a few shooting incidents in the USA in 2012 and 2013, and because of that the President of the USA instigated proposed laws against the free purchase and use of assualt and other weapons. The polls shows that 90% of Americans want stricter control over weapons (not of mass destruction - that any state can manufacture freely). The proposed legislation (about smaller magazines) was put to the vote and the majority was 54 votes against 46 votes, which is not a 60% majority. The proposed legislation was defeated. Will you now believe me when I say democracy will fail everytime (when it is really important).