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Two hundred years ago, our Founding Fathers gave us a democracy. It was based upon the simple, yet noble, idea that gove
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"Two hundred years ago, our Founding Fathers gave us a democracy. It was based upon the simple, yet noble, idea that government derives its validity from the consent of the governed"

- Paul Tsongas

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In this quote, Paul Tsongas reflects on the establishment of democracy by the Founding Fathers 2 a century ago. He acknowledges the significance of this kind of federal government, which is based upon the essential concept that the power of the federal government comes from individuals it governs. This idea is both simple and noble, as it recognizes the value of the people in shaping and legitimizing the federal government. Tsongas highlights the democratic values of equality and representation, where the voices and options of individuals are valued and respected. This quote acts as a tip of the withstanding tradition of the Founding Fathers and the long-lasting significance of democracy in our society.

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USA Flag This quote is written / told by Paul Tsongas between February 14, 1941 and January 18, 1997. He/she was a famous Politician from USA. The author also have 26 other quotes.

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