Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
Lost Rights: The Destruction of American Liberty (1994), p. 333Compare earlier version by Marvin Simkin, "Individual Rights", Los Angeles Times (12 January 1992), "Democracy is not freedom. Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to eat for lunch. Freedom comes from the recognition of certain rights which may not be taken, not even by a 99% vote."
America needs fewer laws, not more prisons. By trying to seize far more power than is necessary over American citizens, the federal government is destroying its own legitimacy. We face a choice not of anarchy or authoritarianism, but a choice of limited government or unlimited government .James Bovard