"We can't come to an agreement about how to fix your car, Mr. Simons. Sometimes that's the way things happen in a democracy."
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"The United States wants you to become a democracy."
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"I'll give everybody freedom of nice speech."
"I was just going to say, 'Well, I don't make the rules.' But, of course, I do make the rules."
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A man hangs himself in the voting booth.
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"The Woofs have it."
"My position here is largely symbolic."
"They should make the election best of seven."
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"Because this family isn't ready to hold democratic elections- that's why!"
"Here at 27 Briarwood Drive it's always been one man, one vote."
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"My goodness, if I'd known how badly you wanted democracy I'd have given it to you ages ago."
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"It's been unanimously decided that we don't like this table. Could you show us another model?"
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"My two favorite things are this and lying to pollsters."
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"I guess we'll all just have to vote a little bit harder next time."
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"My lobbyists can beat your lobbyists!"
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"As long as democracy depends on a well-informed public, we're O.K."
"This is really quite a switch!"
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"Do you want a democracy where every vote counts or where we count every vote?"
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"I'm afraid Colbert's role in the free-speech controversy will remain a minor one."
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"Him? He's the guy who would actually vote for you if we lived in a democracy."
"The third act could use more drama, Sophocles. Try putting in a voter referendum."
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