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Daemon
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Democracy is the healthful lifeblood which circulates through the veins and arteries, which supports the system, but which ought never to appear externally, and as the mere blood itself.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)
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So true. Applause
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Daemon wrote:
Democracy is the healthful lifeblood which circulates through the veins and arteries, which supports the system, but which ought never to appear externally, and as the mere blood itself.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)


A mouthful, considering its invisibility; but it does have to be bled occasionally lest it becomes apoplectic.
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Democracy is something vital for the survival and prosperity of nations. However it should within the limits of the law . Otherwise it will be a chaos. History gives us many examples of the atrocity of these chaos. The French revolution, the Russian masquers etc..
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Sometimes those veins and arteries are so clogged up with money that circulation stops forever…
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Shame on you
Verbatim wrote:
Daemon wrote:
Democracy is the healthful lifeblood which circulates through the veins and arteries, which supports the system, but which ought never to appear externally, and as the mere blood itself.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)


A mouthful, considering its invisibility; but it does have to be bled occasionally lest it becomes apoplectic.
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Context from:Specimens of the table talk of the late Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Volume 1

DEMOCRACY.----IDEA OF A STATE.----CHURCH. _September 19. 1830._

It has never yet been seen, or clearly announced, that democracy, as such, is no proper element in the constitution of a state. The idea of a state is undoubtedly a government [Greek: ek ton aristou]--an aristocracy. Democracy is the healthful life-blood which circulates through the veins and arteries, which supports the system, but which ought never to appear externally, and as the mere blood itself.

A state, in idea, is the opposite of a church. A state regards classes, and not individuals; and it estimates classes, not by internal merit, but external accidents, as property, birth, &c. But a church does the reverse of this, and disregards all external accidents, and looks at men as individual persons, allowing no gradation of ranks, but such as greater or less wisdom, learning, and holiness ought to confer. A church is, therefore, in idea, the only pure democracy. The church, so considered, and the state, exclusively of the church, constitute together the idea of a state in its largest sense.


http://specimens-of-the-table-talk-of-samuel-taylor.t.ebooks2ebooks.com/65.html
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Good simile.
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SURE AND IF YOU CAN STOMACH THE CAPITALIST RESIDUAL THAN FINE!!
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American business has been the life line the blood of success until the government learned how to place the favor on interest groups and receive the greed for themselves and not the people how once were the back bone of Democracy now they are the party pawns
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