• Because he and all of our forefathers understood that a democracy is mainly directed by the people. And the people have the power to make it or break it.
  • I think he meant that there is an enduring part of the human condition to consolidate power and, without constant vigilance, those in power would consolidate it for themselves.
  • He meant that unless every citizen works hard and pulls his or her weight then people will more and more put their faith in "leaders" and government rather than in themselves which will lead to dictatorship or totalitarianism.

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