Democracy

“Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.”

-Winston S. Churchill.

“No right of private conversation was enumerated in the Constitution. I suppose it never occurred to anyone at the time that it could be prevented.”

-Whitfield Diffie.

“Liberty has never come from Government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it.”

-Woodrow Wilson.

“No system of mass surveillance has existed in any society that we know of to this point that has not been abused.”

-Edward Snowden.

“It is poor civic hygiene to install technologies that could someday facilitate a police state.”

-Bruce Schneier.