Reinhold Niebuhr Quote

“Man’s capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man’s inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.”

~ Reinhold Niebuhr

The Children of Light and the Children of Darkness, 1944

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    Anonymous    2/22/07

    i don't know

    Joe, Rochester, MI

    Democracy is rule by majority. As if 90% of people finding murder acceptable makes it okay to kill your neighbor. Murder is not justified by a democracy. This concept is socialist.


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